1998 Jazz Ambassador Tour

In 1998, I was appointed a Jazz Ambassador for the United States Information Agency (USIA).  Under the auspices of this program, myself and Rick Condit (saxophone) toured five countries in Africa performing as a jazz duo.  I kept a travel diary of this 5-week tour and will transcribe it and post it for you to check out.  I will also include pictures for you to see what we experienced.  It was a tremendous opportunity for us - and Rick is not only a fabulous musician, but a great friend.  That alone makes travel easy!  So, coming soon!

Here's a link to one of the pages listing the 1998 Jazz Ambassador's. USIA Jazz Ambassador 1998

 

 

offering a masterclass at the conservatory in Rabat, Morroco

 

 

 

 

Rick and I on the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

 

 

 

musicians at the Mali school

 

 

 

 

hotel in Mali

 

 

 

griot

 

 

 

 

 

grand mosque

 

Goree Island from the boat view.....

 

 

 

 

giraffe...........

 

 

 

 

 

in Statt - business school where we performed a concert

 

 

 

El Hadj and myself at the Ambassador's house in Dakar, Senegal.

 

 

 

 

Goree Island...

 

 

 

 

 

this is a mosque.....

 

 

 

Chellah........

 

 

 

this is the chellah in Rabat, Morroco.  Originally, this was the outer wall of the city, now the city is much bigger and is outside of the protection of these walls.  Inside is a look at what was a substantial hub of civilization.

TrueFire.com

This is my new educational video that explores the performance styles of Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Herb Ellis and other fabulous guitarists from the '60's.  Enjoy!!!

50 Licks by Tom Wolfe

Alcestis Ascending

I composed and performed the music for the production of a new theatrical work by Seth Panitch - Alcestis Ascending.  The production will ru\an in Tuscaloosa, NYC (Off-Broadway) and finally, Havana, Cuba.  Attached is a link to some rehearsals with some of the music in the tracks.  Enjoy!!!

Alcestis Ascending

Another fun item!

Over the years i have written a lot of jingles and music beds.  Below is a link to a Christmas ad for Chico's featuring Diane Keaton.  They used my music for the ad - enjoy!

Chico's - Tom Wolfe music bed

Check it out!

In January, 2012 I performed with Chris Kozak (bass) and Danny Gottlieb (drums) at Muriel Anderson's All-Star Guitar Night at the NAMM Convention in Annaheim, CA.  We played one of my compositions, "Go With The Flow." 

Winter 2012 All-Star Guitar Night Video

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