It’s nice when a plan starts to come together…
When I first put my Trailblazer Fellowship proposal together I was a bit concerned about finding musicians I could work with. However late last year, whilst I was wondering about the best way to approach musicians an opportunity came my way.
Michèle Drees began attending the London Tap Jam last summer for tap dance. As it turns out she’s an amazing drummer. And Michele’s so enthusiatic about playing for tap dancer’s she had put together her own trio for that purpose. So when Michèle and I first began to talk we realised we were aiming for very similar goals. Needless to say we’ve teamed up and are currently working on ideas. Watch this space!
To see how we’re getting along.
Michèle Dress Trio at Women in Jazz Week at Ronnie Scott’s on March 13th 2010.
Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London, W1D 4HT, UK
Michèle Drees, Drumkit, Andy Hamill Double Bass, John Crawford piano. SPECIAL GUESTS. Ana Maria Velez Latin vocals, Emma Wilson Vocals, Annette Walker Rhythm Tap, Hilary Cameron piano/flute/voice, Barbara Snow Trumpet, Karen Sharp Sax