Thank you to everyone who joined us for our celebration Monday night at Jazz Alley. It was an evening that surpassed my wildest dreams! It was truly awe inspiring and humbling to have 300+ of our friends, family, and greater community show up and support us. I will always remember that evening and am deeply appreciative of your incredible show of support for not only my new CD but the fantastic Garfield Vocal Jazz program, and our 25th Anniversary!
Thanks to the people who helped make this happen: The incomparable Randy Halberstadt (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass), and Greg Williamson (drums). The best jazz trio I have ever had the pleasure of playing with. To Carol Burton and the inspiring Garfield Vocal Jazz Ensemble with Randy Halberstadt (piano), Avi Allison (bass), and Amy Tower (drums). To the soloists: Anna Miller, Andrea Love, Dylan Kelly, Aspen Jordan & Avi Allison! To Carol Burton, a beautiful solo on Poinciana. To Sheldon Botler, vocals on The Secret World of Lilcabeanja and bringing the house down with his rendition of Misty. To Merrily Scruggs-James for her always soulful vocals on Stormy Monday. To my wife Ann and my daughters Lindsey & Erin. And to Jazz Alley for an incredible venue.
Thanks so much for an incredible evening and a lifelong memory. – Alan