I am very honored to be co-composing a piece of music to be played at the dedication of the Musician's Tomb here in New Orleans. If that weren't enough, I am working with Mr Craig Klein, trombonist with Bonerama and New Orleans' busiest musician, and the Creole Beethoven himself, Mr. Wardell Quezergue, master arranger and composer. If you don't know who Mr Wardell is, google him; he arranged "Groove Me" "Mr Big Stuff", "Iko Iko", "Chapel of Love", Dave Bartholemew's big band charts, Professor Longhair's many hits, and a nearly endless list of songs and records. He is truly an icon of American music, and I am thrilled just to know him, much less work with him on a song.
The date of the dedication is about to be announced, and the piece will be played by an all-star brass band at the ceremony. More about that as I get the details.