A lot of things happened at the end of 2017 and many more are coming up.
Strandberg Endorsement: I became an Associate Artist for these amazing instruments. I'm loving playing them, which has changed some of my priorities, expanding what I want to do for this year. I'm super excited about the guitars! My plan is to record a new small group album before the end of the year, where, hopefully, you will hear why I'm so stoked with the instrument.
|Strandberg Boden Original 6|
On January 5, I was honored to share the stage with an all-star band for the SGLJO concert. It's always a pleasure to hear my music played by these group of musicians. If you want to read about each musician, please visit my Facebook page (facebook.com/socratesgarciamusic), where I shared the bios for each one of them.
I hope to share a video of the show soon, for now let's share some pics.
|With the legendary John Clayton and Dafnis Pietro|
|Before the show|
|After the show|
|Pablito, Brad, SG, Helen, Adam Nussbaum, Daniel|
|The Dominican team after the show|
NAMM Show with Strandberg:
I'll be at NAMM in Anaheim, CA with Strandberg from January 25-27. If you are around, please stop by to say hi.
Vanderbilt University Concert:
I received a commission to write a new piece for jazz orchestra for the Blair School of Music's big band. I'll be at Vanderbilt conducting a concert of my music, including this new piece, entitled The Wizard's Wicked Charm. This concert is on February 15th. It will be great to come back to Nashville and see many of our friends from the time we lived there.
I'm also giving a master class on Dominican Music and Jazz.
More things are coming up and I hope to see you and share my music with you soon,
Best of years in 2018,