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Edwards Brass Endorsement 

Elated to announce that I am officially an Edwards Brass Artist!!! I’ve been playing Edwards since 2014 when I fortuitously stumbled upon them while visiting a good friend in Beloit WI. Earlier this month I spent a day at the factory in Elkhorn WI, and we made the relationship official! The new X-13 is hands down the best feeling & sounding horn I’ve ever played. Big thanks to Michael Clobes for all the help and warmth over the years. Thanks Christan Griego for designing such a fantastic instrument, taking the time to personalize my horn, and for the delicious coffee. And shout out to Lexi for running the whole operation from the front desk. Y’all are a great team to work with, and that makes such a huge difference when it comes to something so personal as an instrument. I am proud to be an Edwards Artist.

Photo by Mary Katherine Creative

KMHD 'Top Albums of 2019' 

As 2019 wraps up, KMHD Portland Jazz Radio has published a list of their "Top 10 Albums of 2019". I'm very honored that Remote is on that list! Growing up, I listened to KMHD constantly as I drove around Portland, so it feels really special and significant to be recognized by them. I really appreciate all that KMHD has given me over the years, from the inspiration I got from listening as a kid to the support they show me now in my work. 

You can read the full article here

Korgy & Bass @ OMSI Planetarium 

This week I'll be returning to my hometown, Portland Oregon, to perform at the OMSI Planetarium with Korgy & Bass. I've been going to OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) since I was a little kid. In my opinion it's one of Portland's best attractions, no matter what your age. It was a big part of my childhood, so I'm extremely excited to return there as an adult to perform at the Kendall Planetarium. The staff has been super involved, programming new visuals to accompany our music, as well as incorporating K&B's existing visual content. We will be performing our new album Remote in its entirety. Last time we did this in Portland was over the summer at Mississippi Studios. This will likely be the my only performance in Portland until late spring/summer, so catch me while you can!

Tickets can be bought at here

Thursday November 21, 7:30pm

NORUZ's "Big Show" ft. Korgy & Bass (11/8) 

The next "big show" that I'm working on. NORUZ brings the fire after a few quiet months. Local & international legend Stephen Gladney headlines. NOLA-beatmaking-collective Bag Season Records does a round-robin style showcase. Korgy & Bass makes their New Orleans debut, performing our recent collaborative album "Remote" in its entirety. Big thanks to Dopeciety for making it happen.

Friday, November 8th at Artspace3116 on St. Claude ave. Doors at 7:30pm. Pop up bar w/ beer, wine, seasonal cocktail. Presale tickets $7.50 (link below), $15 at the door.

 

Presale tickets:

https://shop.dopeciety.com/collections/all/products/11-8-noruzs-big-show-ft-gladney-noruz-korgy-bass-bag-season-records

 

 

Instigation Festival Chicago 

I just returned from a fantastic weekend of music in Chicago, participating in the Instigation Festival. Instigation is an improvised music festival that acts as a partnership between New Orleans & Chicago, happening once a year in each city. This was really my first time participating in the Chicago music scene, I came away feeling inspired, and anxious to return. The first night, I performed at Constellation with Jeff Albert's Unanimous Sources. Isiah Spencer's group, the following act, deeply moved me with their improvisation. The next day I was part of a large ensemble, performing a brand new conceptual piece by Cellist and Composer Katinka Kleijn, which was held in the May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery. On the last day, I reunited with my old friend Alex Massa. He brought together a really stellar lineup of horn players in an open improvisational environment. This included Gerald Bailey, Ben Lamar Gay, Mai Sugimoto, Arthur Black and Hunter Diamond. I'd like to extend a huge amount of gratitude towards Alex, Jeff Albert, Steve Marquette, and the Wilde family for making this such a fulfilling weekend.

Photo by Ricardo Adame