03.05.14Mardi Gras on 'Good Morning America'
On March 4, Gordon joined Mona's Hot Five live on Good Morning America, to celebrate Mardi Gras! This weekend, the Au Brothers Jazz Band plays the Jazz Bash By the Bay festival in Monterey, CA.
This coming week, catch Gordon with the Grammy-winning Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, with the Grand St. Stompers, Dandy Wellington, and more.
04.11.13"Ejazz Con Jota" Preview
Here is a first look at Carmen París's forthcoming album, combining Spanish jota and big band jazz, for which Gordon was Musical Director and arranger: . Read more about the project or pre-order at CarmenParis.net.
Gordon has just completed recording the debut album of the Au Brothers Jazz Band, as well as serving as Musical Director, conductor, and arranger for the recording of Carmen París's forthcoming album, combining big band jazz and Spanish jota.
02.16.12With the Melissa Aldana Group
Gordon will join Melissa Aldana on FRI the 17th at Fat Cat, and then for a five-night residency at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Feb. 21-25th, featuring Marcus Gilmore, Nir Felder, Joseph Lepore, and Ross Pederson!
10.23.11Gordon Au, Au Brothers Jazz Band @ Jubilee By the Sea 2011
October 27-30 will see the festival debut of the Au Brothers Jazz Band (www.AuBrothers.com) in Pismo Beach, CA. Joining the three brothers will be 'Uncle' Howard Miyata, Katie Cavera, and Danny Coots. In addition, Gordon will be a featured guest artist with multiple bands at the festival. For more information, see the link below.
07.17.11Sacramento Valley Tour
This week, Gordon visits Sacramento, CA to perform with the Au Brothers Jazz Band. Venues include the Modesto Traditional Jazz Society, George Esposito's Midweek Sunset Series, and the Crescent Club; please see [gigs] for details.
07.03.11Cynthia Sayer & Sparks Fly - rain location
In the event of rain today, the show will take place at 7-8:30PM at Saugatuck Elementary School, 170 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT. "Cynthia Sayer & Sparks Fly will light up your night! Cynthia Sayer is regarded as one of the top 4-string banjoists in the world today. A member of Woody Allen's jazz band for over 10 years, Cynthia's solo career has taken her well beyond these New Orleans roots to become an internationally acclaimed musical artist. A banjo virtuoso with a unique and expansive approach to the instrument, she is also a heartfelt vocalist and dynamic entertainer. Backed by her band of top players with star credits, Cynthia’s swing-based, family-friendly shows include an unusual mix of hot jazz, tango, western, classical, roots music, and more." Featuring Gordon Au on trumpet, Dennis Lichtman on clarinet and fiddle, Mike Weatherly on bass, and Larry Eagle on drums.
06.25.11Final Concert in Madrid, SPAIN
Gordon's tour of Spain concludes tonight with the Camila Meza Quintet live at Bogui Jazz in Madrid, featuring Melissa Aldana along with Gordon, Pablo Menares and Jeffrey Fajardo. This follows their debut performance last night, and the earlier debut two nights ago of EPHEMINITY, a collaboration with famed flamenco singer Carmen París, at the Plaza de la Ayuntamiento in Toledo, for thousands of people.
06.13.11ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame 2011
Monday, June 13: Gordon will be performing alongside David Ostwald, leader of Birdland's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band, and Vince Giordano, leader of the famed Nighthawks, to induct honoree GEORGE AVAKIAN as an ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame Living Legend.
06.10.11Grand St. Stompers CD Release Show
The Grand St. Stompers present their debut album, "The Grand St. Express," in concert WED June 15, 9PM-midnight, at Radegast Hall & Biergarten (113 N 3rd St. at Berry). No cover, room for dancing, and the CD will be available at a special discount! Please see [GIGS] for more details.
05.28.11Coming Soon: The Grand St. Express!
"The Grand St. Express," the debut album of Gordon's traditional jazz band, the Grand St. Stompers, is off to the press. Our release show will be at Radegast Hall (Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY) on WED June 15, 9PM-midnight! We may follow this up with a release dance party, details TBD - stay tuned....
04.05.11Grand St. Stompers Album Update
The latest: album mixing is underway, under the masterful hand/ear of Bryan Shaw; Peter Karl engineered the recording session with wondrous results. Liner notes are coming from jazz blogger extraordinaire Michael Steinman, and artwork from Melissa Pagluica is charming, as you can see here.
Our fundraising/fan-reward campaign will run through this month. Come catch the band live at Pinkerton Wine Bar FRI 4/8, 9PM-midnight, and/or at Radegast Biergarten WED 4/20, 9PM-midnight. No covers, and with sneak previews of the album, naturally! For details, see [GIGS].
03.22.11In the Studio!
The Grand St. Stompers just wrapped recording their first album, which features the angelic singing of Tamar Korn, reed acrobatics by Dennis Lichtman and the great Dan Levinson, shining swaths of brass by Gordon Au and Matt Musselman, 88 magic keys played by Ehud Asherie, undistilled swing from Nick Russo on banjo and guitar, solid groove from Rob Adkins on the bass, and the steam engine Kevin Dorn on drums.
To reserve your copy or to help fund this release, please see the link below.
02.22.11Two Modern Jazz Releases
Two albums on which I was honored to play were just released this month: Illumi's Journey, from great guitarist and composer Elias Meister, and Flights Fall, from amazing bassist and composer Holger Scheidt. Both albums feature terrific bands. For more information, please see the [discography] page.
02.14.11The Grand St. Stompers - Help Record Their First Album!
The Grand St. Stompers have announced a fundraising / fan reward campaign in support of their first album. Become a sponsor and receive perks like a download of the full album before it's physically releases, signed CDs and cover art, photos, and more! Please see the link below for more info.