Monday, November 6, 2017

Hot Texas Swing Band “Off the Beaten Trail” CD Release Shows

Come join us in celebrating the release of our 4th CD
Off the Beaten Trail  CD Release Parties
Saturday, November 11th 4:00 - 7:00
Treaty Oak Distilling Ranch
Dance Floor, Kickass Cocktails, Cold Brews and Fine Food
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Saturday, December 9th 1:00 - 5:00
Gruene Hall
Oldest Dance Hall in Texas!  Cold Beer and Good Times

Off the Beaten Trail 

Available at gigs, Waterloo Records Austin,
Lone Star Records San Marcos, on iTunes, Amazon Music, Bandcamp, SoundCloud
and, of course, at

Other Upcoming Gigs

Friday, November 10th 11:00 - Noon
Pearl's General Store
KOOP Live Radio  91.7

Thursday, November 16th 8:00 - 11:00
The HighBall

Wednesday, November 29th 3:30 - 5:30
Ray Benson Stage, ABIA
Ticketed Passengers Only

Saturday, December 2nd 6:30 - 9:00
Central Market Westgate

New CD Info

Hot Texas Swing Band “Off the Beaten Trail” (Indie 1701) 
Street Date: November 6, 2017
Alex Dormont- Vocals and Upright Bass, Selena Rosanbalm- Vocals, Liz Morphis- Vocals,
Cat Clemons- Guitar, Ileana Nina- Fiddle, Stephen Bidwell- Drums, Joey Colarusso- Sax,
Jimmy Shortell- Trumpet,
Dave Biller- Steel Guitar, Dan Walton- Piano

Media Contact
Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services
Ph: 845-986-1677 /
"Specializing in Media Campaigns for the music community, artists, labels, venues and events.”

XYQuartet November 2017 Tour

Novembre / November 2017

Nicola Fazzini (alto sax)
Alessandro Fedrigo (acoustic bass guitar)
Saverio Tasca (vibes)
Luca Colussi (drums)

- Una volta entrati nel “gioco” di XY se ne rimane incantati - 
- When you enter the "XY Game", you feel enchanted -
(Enrico Bettinello, Il Giornale della Musica)

Ferrara Jazz Club

Caffè Bugatti

Pisa Jazz Circolo ExWide
a cura di Isola del Jazz (Pisa)

è una etichetta discografica libera, ecologica, digitale, concettuale

Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes announce co-production of the 2018 Jazz Congress

First annual jazz conference to be held at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City on January 11 & 12, 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes have joined forces to co-produce the Jazz Congress, a new annual conference designed to bring together artists, media and industry leaders in the global jazz community to exchange ideas and resources. The 2018 Jazz Congress, featuring a series of panels, workshops, meetings and performances, will be held on January 11-12, 2018 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. The 2018 Jazz Congress schedule of events will be announced soon.

JazzTimes has been organizing confabs for the jazz industry since 1979, when it first hosted the Radio Free Jazz Convention, later the JazzTimes Convention, which was held until 1998. Beginning in 2000, JazzTimes partnered with the International Association of Jazz Education (IAJE) to create the Industry Track as part of that organization’s annual conference.  After IAJE folded in 2009, the magazine created a DIY Crash Course at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference in 2011.  Working with a consortium of organizations and individuals, the Jazz Connect Conference followed in 2012 and took place as a pre-conference at the APAP conference for the three years.  The conference moved as a stand-alone event to Saint Peter’s Church in 2015, where it was held for the next three years, presented with the Jazz Forward Coalition. The Jazz Congress represents a new partnership and a new approach to bringing the jazz community together.

Registration dates and rates:
Early Bird: $125 today through November 15, 2017
Regular: $175 November 16, 2017 - January 4, 2018
Week-of: $200 January 4 - 12, 2018
Members of various organizations—including NARAS, AFM Local 802, Chamber Music America, APAP, Jazz Journalists Association, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC—can receive an additional 15% discount off pre-registration. Members should contact their organization for the promo code.

There will be table-top displays available for both days.  The cost is $500 and includes two registrations.  To purchase your exhibit space, contact Miene Smith at or 617-706-9092.  In addition, JazzTimes will be publishing the conference program, which will also run in the January/February issue of JazzTimes. Contact Miene Smith to run your ad in the Jazz Congress program.

Please visit for more information.

The Jim Self / John Chiodini Duo - Floating in Winter (SCHOLZ PRODUCTIONS 2017)

This recording is dedicated to our friend David Angel. His jazz band is uniquely swinging and hip with all 13 musicians playing contrapuntal lines and soloing. David inspires me to grow as a jazz musician and is one of the most respected composer/arrangers in Los Angeles.

This recording was inspired by the musical connection between John Chiodini and myself.  We met playing in David Angel’s 13 piece jazz band, I loved John’s playing and he was complimentary about mine. A tuba and guitar duo may seem odd but it turned out to be a beautiful sound, so we decided to make this recording. John and I have a wide palate of musical interests and these songs reflect our love of great melodies and interesting chord changes. The pairing of guitar and tuba frees up the low part of my instrument and the natural blend of the two instruments creates a warm and rich sound. - Jim Self

Nobody Else But Me – Jerome Kern
So Danco Samba – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Children of Sanchez – Chuck Mangione
Winter – John Chiodini
News from Blueport – Gerry Mulligan
A Slow Hot Wind – Henry Mancini
Floating – Jim Self
In Walked Bud – Thelonius Monk
Blue Daniel – Frank Rosolino
Look to the Sky – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Blue Monk – Thelonius Monk
Two for the Road – Henry Mancini
Land of Make Believe – Chuck Mangione
Jamie – Dmitri Tiompkin
Festive Minor – Gerry Mulligan

Yamaha 822S F Tuba (custom made by Shuichi Kojima)
Fluba (built by Robb Stewart from Yamaha parts)

Epiphone electric guitar (Joe Pass Model)
Ovation 12 string acoustic electric guitar (custom model)
Adamas Nylon String Acoustic electric (custom model)