November 24, 2014
Always fun visiting La Plata, Argentina – Louisville’s Sister City. This was my sixth visit and it was nice seeing familiar places and finding new ones. Be sure to check out the Cathedral
La Plata, November 2014
November 24, 2014
Looking forward to being back in Argentina seeing and playing music with old friends and meeting new ones. Performing at the La Plata Jazz Festival and teaching at the EMU 6th Seminario Internacional de Jazz for an exciting and intense week.
Performing at the Boris Jazz Club in Buenos Aires on Sunday, November 9 with the Boris Big Band and with my old Brazilian friends – Renato Vasconcellos, Bruno Medina, Paulo André, Oswaldo Amorim and Leander Motta on Monday, November 10. Will be at the Boris Jazz Club again on Tuesday, November 11 with David Becker, Jeff Siegle and Rich Syracuse. Wednesday, November 12 with Alejandro Demogli, Jeff Siegle and Rich Syracuse at the Thelonous Club. Friday, November 14 I’ll be at the La Plata Jazz Festival at the Centro Cultural Islas Malvinas. Very different and exciting groups and locations.
Joining me at the La Plata Jazz Festival will be the University of Louisville (UofL) International Jazz Ensemble: Thiago Wojtowicz – tenor sax (Brazil), Thomaz Souza – alto sax (Brazil), Claudia Martinez – guitar (Ecuador), Iara Gomes – piano (Brazil), Andrey Gonsalves – bass (Brazil) and Israel Cuenca – drums (Ecuador)
Finally, I will be teaching as part of the 6th Seminario Internacional de Jazz presented by Emu Educación Musical. Thank you Waldo Brandwajnman for offering me the opportunity to work with you group once again.
Visit the following for images:
Boris Big Band Boris Jazz Club with Renato Vasconcellos Ensemble Boris Jazz Club with David Becker, Rich Syracuse & Jeff Siegle
Thelonious Jazz Club Theolonious Jazz Club B&W Thelonious Jazz Club by Vivi Avi
October 21, 2014
I am very honored to have been designated as a 2014 University of Louisville Alumni Fellow. The Alumni Fellow awards are presented annually to graduates who have proven to be exemplary ambassadors for their UofL schools and colleges through their contributions to their professional fields and their communities. UofL schools or colleges nominate Alumni Fellows and final selection is made by the Alumni. Visit Alumni Fellow Award for a video presentation.
Today in Comstock Hall, UofL. Michael Tracy, Director of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program at the University of Louisville, received the 2014 Alumni Fellow award. These awards are in recognition of superior accomplishments in teaching, research, and public service. In the picture, Graduate Teaching Assistants along with director Michael Tracy after their performance. — with Andrey Junca Goncalves, Claudia Martinez, Thomaz Souza, Michael Tracy, Thiago Wojtowicz, Iara Gomes and David Israel Cuenca Ordonez.
Images: Mike Tracy Alumni Fellows MT with Dean Doane Group
MT with Dean Doane and the Swanns Presentation with Dean Doane and Samir Kambarov
MT with Dean Doane and Samir Kambarov