We’ve already reported on the deaths of Manu Dibango, Sandy Anderson, and Wallace Roney, all due of complications from the corona virus. But the list goes on: Ellis Marsalis, Bucky Pizzarelli, Mike Longo, Vaughan Mason, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Hal Willner. May they all rest in peace.
We have moved out to our garden house last Sunday, but the new season, which just started, is already a lot different from seasons past. Our business is closed since March 22nd and all events have been cancelled up until the end of April, maybe even longer. Who knows? I also had to cancel our first live concert of the season, but will make sure that Israeli guitarist Tal Arditi will be the first artist to perform once we’re allowed to stage concerts again.
Gina is happy out here of course. She helps with all kinds of work in the garden, chasing mice and playing ball. We’ve also installed Internet connection so that I can pick up writing again. There is a lot of great new music out. We will also activate our events calendar since a lot of shows have been postponed and now have a new date. Stay safe and healthy out there. I hope to see a lot of you once we’re open again.