happiness
Joe Holt's Notes Newsletter
June. 2010
Vol 6 No 5 
                                   Winds and Currents 

This is a happy, and busy time in the Holt household. We are all together (Joe, Jr. came up from NC last night), and getting ready for Charie's High School graduation ceremony tomorrow evening (Yay, Charie'!). Robbie is having his first experience with crunch time for theatre (having a role in the Church Hill Theatre production of Oliver). Oliver opens next weekend, and I'm looking forward to seeing it. Had the dilemma, however, of (potentially) gigging over every show. Of course, that wouldn't do, so we worked out Sat the 12th as my night to be a "civilian" (yay, again!). Then, starting mid-month, if I thought I was busy, I'll need to reconsider. Things seem to be coming at me from many directions, and it's way cool! Even better is a heightened sense of management "prowess" (baby steps first), in the maintenance of new projects and opportunities - and practicing (yes - yay!).  But all things in perspective. "Seasons" and "times" swirl and dance together, it seems, and awareness illumines the soul. Now, full steam ahead...

Joe's Appearances
SUNDAYS : 11am-2pm
Joe performs solo piano for Jazz Brunch at The Inn at 202 Dover, Easton, MD
Jazz Brunch in Easton! There's no place like it. You just have to come, and enjoy one of the region's finest inns, with jazz piano in the parlor.

SATURDAY 6/5/10: 2pm
Joe performs in concert at the Down's Cultural Center, Wilmington, DE
"Spontaneous Joy" - A solo piano improvisation concert. Jazz? Yes - and much more. Spend a fun afternoon with Joe at the Downs Center. All Downs Center events are free to the community. Reservations are requested.

SATURDAY, 6/5/10: 7-10pm
Joe performs with the Shore Jazz Trio at Beseme, Lewes DE
Week 2 for Summer season Saturday night jazz with John Ewart and Mike McShane . 

FRIDAY 6/11/10: 8-11pm (time approximate)
Joe performs with Shore Jazz featuring Holly Lane, at Bethany Blues, Lewes, DE
Sydney's jazz night sports the full band, with Mike, John, Dave, and Holly. Straight ahead!

FRIDAY 6/18/10: 8-11pm
Joe performs with the Shore Jazz Trio for jazz night at Ruperts
Friday nights during the summer will be fun in St Michaels. Join us!

SATURDAY 6/19/10:2-3pm
Joe performs with the Shore Jazz Trio at the Snow Hill (MD) Music Festival
Join John Ewart, Mike McShane and Joe for a fun afternoon

SATURDAY 6/19/10: 7-10pm
Joe performs with the Mike Allen Trio at the Globe, Berlin, MD
Featuring Dave Schiff. Swinging jazz in a delightful venue!

WEDNESDAY 6/23/10: 8-11pm
Joe performs with the Felicia Carter quintet, with special guest, Danny Tobias at
The Cove, Dewey Beach, DE

A special evening at the Cove. Enjoy the fabulous Felicia Carter with a great band (the Joe Holt Trio plus Danny). One night only.

FRIDAY 6/25/10: 8-11pm
Joe performs with the Shore Jazz Trio for jazz night at Ruperts 
John, Mike and Joe will be swinging!. A fun evening, in a fun venue, in a cool town!

SATURDAY 6/26/10: 7-10pm
Joe performs with the Shore Jazz Trio at Beseme, Lewes DE
Joe is back for jazz night with Mike and John.
 
see the schedule
From the Mailbag/Comment Box 

Your rendition of Amazing Grace brought tears to my eyes  

I was playing at a nursing home last week, and I got a request for this song for next time I come. I searched online and that's how I found this video. It's really opened up a whole new style of playing for me. I've been emulating your playing and harvesting some of your fun licks. Thanks. You da man, Joe

Love your face! Of course, music too!
I saw this a hundred times.
love from Japan.

As always, it was a great pleasure working with you again. Your ingenious playing always makes me play better.

Thanks again Joe for all that you do and all that you are. The world (musical and otherwise) is a FAR better place for you being in it!

News
The "Shore Jazz Trio" has landed at Beseme, in Lewes, DE on Saturday nights, for the summer season. Most of the time, expect to find John, Mike, and Joe, but check the schedule first, just to be sure.  
 
But, wait, there's more: Beginning on June 18th, the "Shore Jazz Trio" will be performing at Rupert's, in St Michaels Maryland, for Friday night jazz. A great spot, good vibe, and a cool town. 
 
Joe's 8th CD release: "Happiness ... A Thing Called Jazz" - featuring the Joe Holt Trio is now available!
see/order the CD 
 
Joe's CD release of freely improvised compositions: "Stories Without Words", is now available by digital download!
 
The Joe Holt trio was featured at the Beth McDonald concert at the Avalon Theatre.
 
Beth McDonald's all originals CD release: "Take It from Me", is now available. This is a groundbreaking project for Beth, accompanied by Joe and his trio. Expect this CD to go places.
Jazz Brunch continues, at the Inn at 202 Dover (that's the address!) in Easton MD. Catch Joe at the piano on Sundays from 11am-2pm, and enjoy one of the region's finest Inns.

 

 
From the Journal
happiness
 Now available!


Much of the excitement, momentum, and opportunity, over the last few months (and continuing) has been connected to my new trio. I think you'll agree (once you listen) that we we've created a "happy" vibe, with the new CD. There's lots to be happy about, actually. In my performing world, there are now 3 (separate) steady (weekly) engagements for the summer. Also some unique private performance opportunity (will probably be able to tell you more about that later), along with the usual. In addition to this summer being (in all likelihood) the busiest ever, there are numerous winding roads and paths that are poised to take me to new places in the fall (and beyond). Check out the new recording (and the increasing variety of live events, if you can make it). I think you'll walk away smiling.
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Joe