Right now I’m sitting on a plane, and looking forward to performing this week at the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. This will be my fifth year attending as a member of the Ron King Big Band, and it’s always a wonderful experience. The people of Indonesia are very gracious and the audiences truly love and appreciate the music.
One of my favorite things about the festival is that all the artists stay at the same hotel, where nightly jam sessions are also held. In addition to getting to hear some of the world’s most amazing musicians (and sit in with them), it has also become a place where I run into old friends and fellow musicians who are on the touring circuit.
Well, we are taking off now, so next time I post it will be from the tropics! Here’s looking forward to another great year at Java Jazz!
Pics to come!