Fall Tour Dates
12th August 2011
For the first time since our Boston debut in 2006, we'll be heading outside of NYC to play a few selected cities along the east coast this fall. The talented folks at Lure Design created beautiful silkscreen posters for these shows influenced by posters from the Savoy Ballroom, Cotton Club and the Federal Theatre Project/WPA Vaudeville posters of the 1920s. A limited number of these are now on sale at our STORE page.
Friday 8/26 Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia PA
Friday 9/9 Jalopy, Brooklyn NY
Tuesday 10/18 Regattabar, Cambridge MA
Wednesday 11/16 Kennedy Center, Washington DC
You can find more information and ticket links are on the EVENTS page.
Ghost Train Orchestra returns to Barbes
16th July 2011
Last night we returned to our old favorite Barbes in Brooklyn for a live performance with (finally!) our new album Hothouse Stomp in tow with Marty Ehrlich sitting in on clarinet. In the second set we played all new arrangements of the late 1930's adventures of Raymond Scott, John Kirby, and Alec Wilder with Michael Bates sitting in on upright bass. Above you can see how we manage to squeeze in there. Mazz and I were laughing that one of the advantages of being on the far side at Barbes is we get our own personal drink table...it's the little things in life. Great blog post and pictures from Rob Hill here.
GTO featured on NPR's All Things Considered
10th July 2011
Today the Ghost Train Orchestra was featured on NPR's All Things Considered. Patrick Jarenwattanan spoke to host Guy Raz about jazz tribute albums. You can hear the segment on NPR's jazz blog and hear a preview of our album Hothouse Stomp.
NPR picks best jazz albums of 2011 (so far)
1st July 2011
Patrick Jarenwattananon solicits inputs from readers and gives his own selections on the best jazz from 2011 so far. Our album Hothouse Stomp is mentioned and previewed. You can read the whole article here.