THE SOUTHERN STARS

JAKE SANDERS, ANDAH, LEO CORTÉS, CARLOS ALEGRE AND RAM

My newest group formed with 4 stellar musicians from Mexico City - the mesmerizing vocalist Andah, Leo Cortés on upright bass, Carlos Alegre on violin and Ram on clarinet.  We play our own blend of Mexican- American music.  Much more to come from this band.  It is a dream come true.

The Jonathan Doyle Swingtet

The Road is Leaving. 2018.

It is not a controversial opinion to say that Jonathan Doyle is one of the best swing tenor players on the scene today. He's beloved by dancers, fellow musicians, and jazz fans.  There are different versions of his Swingtet and I was honored to be asked to play in the latest formation of the group.  In a whirlwind week the group got to together, rehearsed and recorded an album's worth of Jon's original compositions and capped it all off with a set at the Chicago Jazz Fest.  It's an all-star group which also includes fellow guitarist Joel Paterson, Beau Sample, Alex Hall, Dave Jemilla and Mark Gonzalez.