📸On Episode 21 of Sounds Like NYC, I got to sit down with Brooklyn's Writer/Filmer Mansu Edwards!📇 @mansuedwards Mansu published several books like: “The Disappearance Of Hate”, “Mental Diet”, “Biscuits And Yogurt Vol. 1”, “Texting In New York City” (1st and 2nd Edition), “Vertical Algebra”, “Exotic Ignorance Ep. 8 Camouflage Pizza” and “Emojis Vs. Punctuation Marks: Battle Of The Keyboard”. He has also produced and directed a short film, “Texting In New York City”
Second Image from “Texting In New York City”
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Friends, as many of you have seen, I've recently made the jump into the wonderful world of producing other musicians, bands, and songwriters. In this opening stage of my new business, I have thus far been very fortunate to work with some amazing artists whose music I am very passionate about, and who happen to also make my job very easy. One of them, the insanely talented @melindamaymusic - whose new single we've been hard at work on and will be dropping sometime soon - is performing that single alongside many other of her tunes at one of my favorite venues, @rockwoodmusichall - Stage 2 tonight at 8pm sharp with her full band. I'll be in attendance for sure and you should be too. Do me a favor and throw her page a Like to keep an eye out for her updates, and perhaps maybe I'll see you there if Netflix can loosen its grasp on all of us for a night.
I had so much fun the other night. New jams have been floating around in my head since. I’ll have a lot of time to sit down at the piano this week and I’m so excited. I need to get some of these feelings OUT. 🎶 .
The Mile High Jazz Festival 🏔, which just finished yesterday, has been an all-around success. I’ve been especially grateful for the playing opportunities I’ve had during it’s duration 🎺🎶. Last year at this festival, I was given the chance to play the trumpet solos on some of Maria Schneider’s Grammy-winning music 🏆. (I actually have a new video to share from that performance as well!...soon ☺️) This year, for the past three days, I’ve had the pleasure and honor of playing the trumpet solo on Darcy James Argue’s powerful composition and arrangement, “Transit” 💪🏻🛸. While all three performances were unique and special to me, only one of them was documented 😐... Fortunately, Jazz Buff @mfbassani1 was on the scene, making sure some memory of the occasion was preserved! 🙏🏻 Special thanks to the band’s director, Paul McKee, for entrusting me with the part ; I take such opportunities very seriously! 🧐 Also, thanks to my friends in the band for bringing it; musicality, intensity, sound, energy, time; they brought it all... 💗
Preppin’ for my @clubgroovenyc show in the west village Feb 26th at 7:30 pm! You, me, the full band & all of the VIBES 🔮————————————————————
Plus we just added @cnourkeys into the mix on keys & you betta believe he’s servin’ 🔥// catch you there x