Friends,

I have sad news.  My friend Stacy Phillips, a man who was many, many things, including a Grammy award winner, a Bluegrass legend and a founding member of the Afro-Semitic Experience, died on Tuesday, June 5 around 9:30 p.m.  He was 74 years old. He experienced a massive heart attack on Sunday and from then on it was just a matter of time.  He was surrounded by his family, his sister and his niece and nephew.  Stacy was his own person and that was reflected in the life he led as a musician.  If this news seems like a surprise or a blow, I agree.  I have spent the past two days in a state of disbelief as the life of someone who was a colleague, a mentor, a friend, and a genuine world class grump slipped away.  I would say more about Stacy, but others have already said it better.  There is a great obituary about Stacy in the New Haven Independent.

On Sunday, June 10, we participated in a musical memorial for Stacy at Café 9 in New Haven.  We were joined by so many other musicians, bands, students, and fans who all paid tribute to him.  There’s a great article about that event in the New Haven Independent

Zichronoh l’vrachah  May his memory be a blessing

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Colin McEnroe Show podcast

 

This past August Warren Byrd, my long-time music partner and Afro-Semitic Experience co-founder and I participated in the recording of a special live Colin McEnroe show about musicians making spirituality into art. That two-hour event was pared down to a little less than an hour and aired on Colin’s WNPR show.

 

The show was taped at the Copper Beech Institute Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center. Warren and I were joined by three other Connecticut musicians whose art is informed by their spiritual lives, Tina Colon, Arunan Arulampalam, and Noah Baerman.

 

Interested? The show is now a podcast that you can listen to. Here’s the link:

http://wnpr.org/post/spirit-music

Jun17

The Afro-Semitic Experience @ Black Eyed Sally's

Black Eyed Sally's, 350 Asylum Street, Hartford

The Afro-Semitic Experience makes a rare Hartford club appearance at the Monday night jazz series at Black Eyed Sally's. Come hear our mix of grooves and sounds. Plus there's a jam session for the second set. All are welcome to sit in!!

Jun21

The Nu Haven Kapelye @ the International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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Elm Street Stage on The New Haven Geen, 250 Temple Street, New Haven

As part of Make Music New Haven, the Nu Haven Kapelye will be featured performing on the New Haven Green from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. My recommendation if you come to support us and hear us play is that you bring an umbrella as that part of the green has no trees and the sun can be pretty unbearable, also if it rains you will have an umbrella and still get to hear us!

Jun21

Bassology at Smokin' with Chris

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Smokin' with Chris, 59 West Center Street, Southington

Best BBQ in CT and swinging grooves with Bassology makes for a winning combination. Swing in the summer (it's solstice tonight!!) with Bassology David Chevan bass Chris Casey keyboards Jocelyn Pleasant drums Danielle Valentin vocals

Jun29

Bassology @ Veracious Brewery

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Veracious Brewery, 246 Main Street, Monroe

Bassology comes back for an evening of swing at Veracious Brewery in Monroe. Some of the best beer and one of the most welcome spaces for sitting and enjoying a pint. A lot like a British pub, but in Monroe!!