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Selected Discography…

Posted in Performance with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by pogo56

Here’s a list of records that I’ve either released as a leader or performed on as a sideman. I’ve lost track of some that I’ve played on so if I left one out, please let me know and I’ll add it to this post.

What’s been up with me lately?!!…

Posted in Performance with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2011 by pogo56

Hello all,

Just a quick update on me and what I’ve been up to. I am currently in the middle of a 2 week European tour with Grace Kelly and the 5tet. Special Guest Phil Woods will be joining us for a few of the concerts as well. We’re touring in support of Grace’s newest record entitled Man with the Hat, which features Phil, Monty Alexander, Bill Goodwin, and the working 5tet’s bassist, Evan Gregor. The band started out in Norway and I flew out (a day earlier than scheduled, due to the predicted weather conditions in Boston) to meet the band in Barcelona. We’ve had wonderful concerts in Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Berlin, and Pforzheim so far. It’s nice to be performing new material with this band as well as visiting some of the older tunes from the book. I’m starting to realize how much of a perception change occurs towards previously played material when a handful of new tunes are thrown into the mix. I’ve been finding myself approaching the older tunes from a different improvisational angle in an effort to really get into the character of the piece while at the same time, pay close attention to the overall theme of the sets that we’ve played.

Live at the A Trane in Berlin. Photo by Anette and Arvo Wichmann. Their website can be found at http://www.photojazz.de/about.html

I’m also prepping for my debut as a leader at Sculler’s Jazz Club on March 15th!! Come out and hear some great music if you are in the Boston area!! The show will feature the fabulous singing of my wife Colleen Palmer!!

I recently recieved the news that I was named a 2011 Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council!! I’m really excited about this because it’s going to allow me to present a special project that I’ve had on the backburner for some time! Stay tuned for more news on that!

I’m currently in the process of ironing out some details with my potential endorsement with P. Mauriat Trumpets. I’ve been trying out one of their horns recently on this tour!!!

The movie that I starred in, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench is still making the rounds at indie theatres nationwide and should be making it’s release to dvd in the spring so stay tuned!

And above all, I’m having a great time teaching at Berklee this semester. It’s a blessing for me to have a job going in 9-6 and coming home feeling so rewarded knowing that I’ve done what I can do to make the musical landscape more fertile for greatness.

Take care, and keep living in the light!!

Jason Palmer

Upcoming Performance Dates

Posted in Performance with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2010 by pogo56

Here’s a schedule of upcoming shows. Showtimes and dates are subject to change.

December 9 8pm Jason Palmer and the Public Option at the Jazz Gallery in NYC

December 10 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

December 11 8pm Jason Palmer w/Grace Kelly Center for the Arts Natick, MA

December 16 Afternoon Recording for SteepleChase (M.Turner, K. Scott, N. Felder, E Perez)

December 17 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

December 18 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

December 19 6-8pm Pressroom in Portsmouth New Hampshire

December 24 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

December 25 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

2011

January 7 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

January 8 noon APAP NYC w/Grace Kelly 5tet

January 14 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

January 15 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

January 21 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

January 22 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

January 25 7:30-11pm Jazz Standard w/GK 5tet

January 26 8-midnight Beehive with Michael Feinberg

January 28 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

January 29 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

February 3 TBA Jason Palmer w/GK 5tet L’Auditori Of Barcelona Spain

Feb 4 TBA Jason Palmer w/GK 5tet Bix Stuutgart, Germany

Feb TBA Jason Palmer w/GK 5tet The Black Note Club Valencia,

Feb 5 TBA Jason Palmer w/GK 5tet Sala Clamores Madrid, Spain

Feb 6 TBA Jason Palmer w/GK 5tet A-Trane Berlin, Germany

Feb 7 TBA Jason Palmer w/GK 5tet Jazzclub Hannover, Germany

Feb TBA Jason Palmer w/GK 5tet Domicile Pforzheim, Germany

Feb 14 TBA Jason Palmer w/GK 5tet Jazzclub RHeinfeld bei Basel, Germany

February 25 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

February 26 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

March 4 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

March 5 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

March 11 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Café

March 12 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

March 15 9pm Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Sculler’s Jazz Club

April 26 Time TBA Ramsgate w/Michael Janisch’s Paradigm Shift

April 27 Time TBA Birmingham at The Cross w/Michael Janisch Paradigm Shift

April 28 Time TBA Glasgow Scotland Arts Club w/Michael Janisch Paradigm Shift

April 29 Time TBA Edinburgh Scotland Jazz Bar w/Michael Janisch Paradigm Shift

April 30 Time TBA JJ Smyth’s Dublin Ireland w/Michael Janisch Paradigm Shift

May 1 Time TBA Derry Fest. Northern Ireland w/David Lyttle’s Project

May 4 Time TBA Pizza Express w/Michael Janisch Paradigm Shift London

May 5 Time TBA Pizza Express w/Michael Janisch Paradigm Shift London

May 6 Time TBA Live Theatre in Newcastle w/Michael Janisch Paradigm Shift

June 15 Time TBA Rochester Jazz Fest w/Grace Kelly 5tet

June 17th Time TBA East Lansing w/Grace Kelly 5tet

July 1-23 Time TBA European Tour w/Grace Kelly 5tet

August 11 Time TBA Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Fest w/Grace Kelly 5tet

November 5 8pm Ellen Theater Bozeman MT w/Grace Kelly 5tet

December 3 Time TBA Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall) with Ambrose Akinmusire Big Band

Notes from the Road

Posted in Performance, Stories in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2010 by pogo56

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to let you know what I’m up to. I’m currently out on tour performing with Grace Kelly’s Quintet. We had our first gig at The Domicile in Pforzheim last night.

This club has been around for 30+ years and over the years many, many greats have performed there. I was talking to the owner Axel about the players who have come through and he mentioned Woody Shaw, Nat Adderley, Joe Henderson, Dewey Redman, Maynard Ferguson, etc. There were pictures of these players on one of the walls. He lives upstairs from his club and the dressing room is up in one of his flats. He also has a nice record collection in the dressing room, which is situated more like a living room in a home.

The gig was sooo much fun, great crowd and great music. There’s always special moments happening on stage and I never know when they’ll happen so the mystery of it all is very attractive to me. It’s one of the reasons I love this music.

I think I’m going to walk along the Danube today, it’s pretty nice out!! Next stop, Ingolstadt, Germany!!

Stay tuned!

J.P.

Upcoming Dates

Posted in Performance with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2010 by pogo56

Here’s a schedule of upcoming shows. Showtimes and dates are subject to change.

September 11 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

September 12 4:30-8pm Jason Palmer trio hosts the jam session at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

September 17 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

September 18 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

September 19 4:30-8pm Jason Palmer trio hosts the jam session at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

September 20 Time TBA Kansas City (Venue TBA) with Grace Kelly 5tet

September 23 7pm-8pm Birdland with Grace Kelly 5tet opening for Joe Lovano

September 23 Time 9pm-11:30pm NYC at the Tea Lounge with Brian Landrus Group

September 24 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

September 25 3:30pm Beantown Festival with Grace Kelly 5tet

September 25 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

September 26 4:30-8pm Jason Palmer trio hosts the jam session at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

September 29th 8:00pm Jason Palmer with Lewis Nash at Berklee Performance Center

October 1 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

October 2 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

October 3 6pm-9pm Pressroom in Portsmouth NH with Grace Kelly 5tet

October 8 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

October 9 9:30-1am Chan’s in Rhode Island with Grace Kelly 5tet

October 11 Time TBA Domicile Pforzheim Germany with Grace Kelly 5tet

October 13 Time TBA Burgerhaus Diagonal Ingolstadt Germany with Grace Kelly 5tet

October 14 Time TBA Enjoy Jazz Festival Heidelberg Germany with Grace Kelly 5tet

October 15th Time TBA Soundtheater Wels Austria with Grace Kelly 5tet

October 21 Time TBA Magic Mirrors Jazz Festival Toulouse, France with Grace Kelly 5tet

October 23 Time TBA Altstadt Festival Salzburg Austria with Grace Kelly 5tet

October 24 Time TBA 10er Haus Bad Radkersburg with Grace Kelly 5tet

October 29 9:30-1am Jason Palmer and the Public Option at Wally’s Jazz Cafe

October 30 Time TBA Clifford Brown Tribute Concert in Wilmington Delaware

October 31 7pm Jason Palmer with Doug Johnson @ First Parish in Dorchester, MA

November 5 Time TBA Rockport Music Hall (MA) with Grace Kelly 5tet

November 7-15 JazzUV Festival Residency in Xalapa Mexico

December 9 8pm Jason Palmer and the Public Option at the Jazz Gallery in NYC

December 11 8pm Center for the Arts in Natick Mass. with Grace Kelly 5tet

February 1-8 TBA European tour with Grace Kelly 5tet

March 15 8pm Sculler’s Jazz Club with my band

April 12 Time TBA Residency at the University of North Dakota

April 25-May 13 UK tour with Michael Janisch