(Little) John Roberts caught in the act in Burbank California at the airport Hotel between rehearsals of the Jakarta Jazz All-Star band as they prepare for a weeklong tour of Indonesia via the Jakarta Jazz Festival. He’ll be performing with Kirk Whalum amongst others for this run. Following a run with Janet Jackson last year and looking forward to a documentary movie being shot about him, ala Buena Vista Social Club showing the basic premise of “A day in the Life Of John Roberts/Musician & Drummer” this project will take him thru September with release sometime in 2010. In the meantime he and Wife, Jill Scott are expecting a son in April… Congratulations and Good Luck with all the new projects!Dane Clark of the John Mellencamp band, is working in Indiana while John puts the finishing touches on his latest DVD, a Live Filming that occurred late last July in Los Angeles at the famous Greek Theater. The show was a knockout, one that promises to deliver a kick-start in terms of capturing the real essence of what John Mellencamp is all about… Dane and the band kick it up a few notches during a Sold-out show on a great cool Summer night in Los Angeles.Dafnis Prieto & Si o Si Quartet are recording a Live CD at Jazz Standard in New York City, March 20th thru 22nd. The Si o Si Quartet is made up of Peter Apfelbaum/Sax, Manuel Valera/Piano, Charles Flores/Bass and Dafnis Prieto/Drums…You can listen online at: http://www.wnyc.org and check out the links at: http://www.jazzstandard.net/red/index.html.
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