Only two to report for me, although that's busier than most weeks.
Tuesday, Dec. 23: Chrisparkermas at Space Exchange! Chris Parker was coincidentally born on Dec. 25, which as it is often said is terrible for those expecting gifts. Chris is planning an all-out holiday music special this time, with David Throckmorton, Paul Thompson, me, and three brass. I've contributed a re-orchestration of "Sugar Rum Cherry" from the Ellington Nutcracker Suite (which was actually arranged by Billy Strayhorn). Thunderbird Cafe, 9pm, free. http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net/
Saturday, Dec.27: despite the listing on the James St. Gastropub website (http://jamesstreetgastropub.com/events-live-jazz-music-northside-pittsburgh-pa-dining-lunch-dinner-bar-restaurant/event.php?id=526) this will be the Throckmorton Quartet including Chris Parker, Paul Thompson, and me. (Nearly) all-improvised groove improvisations and structured openness. I'll be on alto sax, laptop with Max programming and Rock Band game controller. What? See for yourself.