My comrades, hearken to us as we unveil Secret Society's autumnal campaign:
SUNDAY, OCT. 12 - We shall be performing a brief set as part of the long-running All Nite Soul jazz festival at St. Peter's Church (619 Lex @ 53rd). Indeed -- your eyes do not decieve you, the powers-that-be actually intend to vouchsafe our entrance into a g-dd-mn'd church. (My co-conspirators and I, inveterate sinners that we are, impeach you to pray for our immortal souls, lest divine wrath strike us down afore we cross the threshold.) This will be a rare opportunity to hear the Society with a completely new rhtyhm section: Ike Sturm (who is also organizing the festival) on bass, and Ted Poor on drums. We are scheduled to hit around 10 o'clock PM.
SUNDAY, NOV. 9 - The Society returns to one of our most-frequented haunts, the Bowery Poetry Club. We shall take the stage at 7:30 PM or thereabouts to reignite the flame of steampunk bigband on the Bowery.
FRIDAY DEC. 12 & SATURDAY DEC. 13 - It is our great honor to inaugurate the Jazz Gallery's Large Ensemble Series. This season, they have comissioned new bigband music from Gregg August, David Binney, John Ellis, Pedro Giraudo, Jason Lindner, Sherisse Rogers, Josh Roseman, Yosvany Terry, and myself. Needless to say, I am humbled to be included amongst such heady company, and I hope I will be seeing you at the Gallery for all of this exciting new music.
Additional details for all of these events will be announced soon -- watch this space.