12/09/2010 - RABAT, MOROCCO - MOHAMMED V THEATRE 12/10/2010 - CASABLANCA, MOROCCO - MEGARAMA 12/11/2010 - MARRAKESH, MOROCCO - MARRAKESH THEATRE 12/15/2010 - ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - BKZ 12/17/2010 - MOSCOW, RUSSIA - THE MOSCOW HOUSE OF MUSIC 12/18/2010 - MOSCOW, RUSSIA - THE MOSCOW HOUSE OF MUSIC 12/19/2010 - PECS, HUNGARY - KODALY KOZPONT 12/20/2010 - BIELSKO-BIALA, POLAND -DOM MUZYKI BIELSKIE CENTRUM KULTURY
02/17/2011 - AGOURA, CA - CANYON CLUB 02/18/2011 - LAS VEGAS, NV - GREEN VALLEY RANCH 02/19/2011 - SAN DIEGO, CA - ANTHOLOGY 02/20/2011 - SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA - COACH HOUSE 02/21/2011 - EXETER, CA - ORANGE BLOSSOM JUNCTION 02/24/2011 - SEATTLE, WA - DIMITRIOU'S JAZZ ALLEY 02/25/2011 - SEATTLE, WA - DIMITRIOU'S JAZZ ALLEY 02/26/2011 - SEATTLE, WA - DIMITRIOU'S JAZZ ALLEY 02/27/2011 - SEATTLE, WA - DIMITRIOU'S JAZZ ALLEY 03/02/2011 - GRANTS PASS, OR - ROGUE THEATRE 03/03/2011 - ARCATA, CA - ARCATA THEATRE LOUNGE 03/15/2011 - VIENNA, VA - THE BARNS - WOLFTRAP 03/16/2011 - VIENNA, VA - THE BARNS - WOLFTRAP 03/18/2011 - NASHVILLE, TN - SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER 03/19/2011 - ATLANTA, GA - VARIETY PLAYHOUSE 03/20/2011 - NEWBERRY, SC - NEWBERRY OPERA HOUSE 03/23/2011 - BOSTON, MA - SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB 03/23/2011 - BOSTON, MA - SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB 03/25/2011 - ALBANY, NY - THE EGG THEATRE 03/26/2011 - BUFFALO, NY - BUFFALO STATE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 03/27/2011 - READING, PA - MILLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS 03/28/2011 - NEW HOPE, PA - HAVANA 03/29/2011 - FAIRFIELD, CT - STAGE ONE 03/30/2011 - NORFOLK, CT - INFINITY HALL 04/01/2011 - MIAMI, FL - ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 04/03/2011 - AUSTIN, TX - ONE WORLD THEATRE
Sax legend Bill Evans has formed a new all-star band called Toxic Monkey which includes Steve Lukather on guitar, Will Lee on bass, Keith Carlock on drums, and Steve Weingart on keys. The band will take reseidence at the Blue Note in New York from January 11th through the 16th, 2011 for two shows a night. Visit the official show info page at the Blue Note for more info.
Below is an updated list of Steve Lukather European tour dates for 2011. Luke's band for these shows includes Renee Jones - bass and vocals, Steve Weingart - keyboards and vocals, and Eric Valentine - drums.
Here is my full gallery of photos from both days of the amazing New Universe Music Festival. I'm still buzzing from this incredible event. It was great to meet and talk with so many special musicians. Everyone was super-cool, and the music was phenomenal. Kudos to Souvik Dutta and everyone at Abstract Logix for making this happen.
Photographer Vikas Nambiar was on hand at the New Universe Music Festival this past weekend, and took an incredible collection of shots which have now been posted on Flickr. Included are great onstage pics, as well as candid behind the scenes photos, such as... this shot of your's truly chatting with Jimmy Herring. The photos are posted in two galleries (one for each day), and can be seen via the links below.