March 2015

Last month I had a great time playing at the Fresno Dixieland Festival with Ray Skjelbred and the Cubs. At the conclusion of the festival, our drummer Hal Smith notified us that he would no longer be able to play with the band. It's a shame because he really is the best drummer for the Cubs and we've all been together since the beginning. But Hal has moved to Arkansas which is a heck of a commute so I know he'll be keeping busy with gigs a little more close his home. I will really miss him in the band. Thanks to Rae Ann Berry, you can see how great we sounded together in Fresno.

This month I'll be heading up to Monterey to play the "Jazz Bash By The Bay" with the Ellis Island Boys. I'll also be playing one set with the great Banu Gibson and leading a set that will be called Katie & Friends. I always love this little festival and look forward to it every year. Speaking of the Ellis Island Boys, we're back to our usual routine at Disney California Adventure so hopefully we'll see some of our regular friends and dancers there. We're also doing a special show at the Norris Center for performing arts on March 15th. It includes either brunch or dinner (depending on which sitting you choose) and we will be joined by a special surprise guest! For more information visit my calendar page.

Thanks for stopping by!
– Katie


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