This Is Actually Happening!!!!

The left wing of an airplane over a backdrop of sky and clouds
Photo by frame harirak / Unsplash

That's right, four exclamation points!!!! Yesterday, I booked plane tickets to return to Chile for the first time in almost seven years. Nico, Pablo, Reca and I will be playing at Thelonious, Lugar de Jazz on January 17th and Tromba Pomodoro on January 18th. The rest of the dates are still TBD, but I'll be there through the weekend for a recording session and who knows what else. I'm thrilled to finally be returning, and especially grateful that my immediate family will be along for the ride—this will be my son's first visit, and I can't wait for him to meet our friends there.

Honestly, I don't have much else to report this month. Moving this forward has been a heavy lift, logistically, and now I have my work cut out for me to prepare the music! In the meantime, I'd just like to express tremendous gratitude for everyone who has been reading along this year in anticipation of this project. Especially to those of you who have stepped up to support on Ampled: thank you so much! You will definitely be there in spirit for those performances. (That means: I'll give you a shout-out live at one of the concerts, and post a recording of the set for you to hear it afterwards!) And if you're not supporting yet and would like to join the party, it's not too late ...

May next week's solstice nourish you as we mark another trip around the sun together! In the meantime, I'll be working up this beautiful melody penned by Pablo, the title track "En Otro Lugar":