I'm very happy that I'm going to have a chance to play in the Bay Area, my home for 20 years. In June I have 2 gigs, both at Anna's Jazz Island in Berkeley CA. On June 16 I'll be performing with a wonderful jazz singer named Ed Reed, also featuring Peck Allmond on various horns. The next night, June 17, I'll be leading a CD release party at 8pm. So far I have a great drummer from San Jose that I used to play and record with, Jason Lewis. I'm also lucky that I asked ex-Bay Area resident sax player Rob Sudduth if he was going to be in town that week. Actually he's got a few gigs with Huey Lewis and the News, that Sunday they are playing in Stern Grove in San Francisco and then he'll come over to Berkeley to do my gig. Dan Feiszli will be playing bass. We haven't actually met but I hear he's great. If you live anywhere nearby I hope you can make it to the gig.