Hi everyone, We have finished our new Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra recording entitled "Smile". Release date is June 5, 2020. The HKFO is Bill Warfield, John Eckert - trumpets, Andrew Gould, Dave Riekenberg, Matt Hong - woodwinds, Jane Stuart - vocals, Matt Chertkoff - guitar, Cecilia Coleman - keyboards, Steve Count - bass and Scott Neumann on drums, We are joined on this out by Carolyn Leonhart and Julie Michels - vocals, Blue Lou Marini - saxophone and Paul Shaffer on Hammond Organ and Fender Rhodes - piano. Please keep and eye out for it and stay tuned to my site (expired link) for information. We value your support and look forward to sharing a new set of tunes with you. I repeat, info is available for all my projects at (expired link).
Thanks to all of you for your support.
Regards, Bill Warfield
Please check out our concert schedule at (expired link). In the next few weeks we will be appearing in Eastern Pa. and New York City in preparation for our upcoming recording for BluJazz.
March 26th - Blue Mountain Gallery - NYC
March 31st - Benefit concert for the New York Musicians Emergency Relief Fund - 330 W. 48th St. NYC at the Local 802 headquarters
April 15th - Deer Head Inn 5 Main St, Delaware Water Gap, Pa. with Nicole Henry
April 16th - Zoellner Arts Center - 420 E. Packer Ave Bethlehem, Pa with Nicole Henry
April 19th - Iridium Jazz Club - 50th and Broadway, NYC
May 6th - Allentown Jazz Festival - Symphony Hall - Allentown, Pa.
A detailed schedule is available at (expired link).
For all of you who so kindly visit my N1M page, you can also visit my website at (expired link).
This spring, I will release a compilation recording of various previously released big band tracks along with a few unreleased tracks. In a vinyl as well as CD format. We will also be releasing a new recording on BluJazz records featuring fabulous vocalist Nicole Henry in the fall.
Happy Holidays to you all,
The Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra will be appearing at the following places:
September 19th - Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pa, 8:00PM
September 25th - Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, Pa. 7:30PM
Come and join the event, Real Funk for Real Folks
Thanks to everyone for your support, I'll be at Dizzy's Jazz Club in NYC on July 28th with fabulous Jazz/Pop/Gospel vocalist Nicole Henry. The it's off to Prague on the 29th for 10 days of workshops and concerts with drummer Martin Sulc, and Hell's Kitchen Bandmates: Libor Smoldas on guitar and Jakub Zomer on Hammond Organ. BillRead more
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