As you all know COVID-19 has taken a hold of the world and is making each of us more conscious of our reality.
All of my performance gigs have been canceled since March 11, 2020. I've only had a smattering of video/Zoom performances, and a few rehearsals, but I'm healthy and thriving otherwise. It could be worse!!!
And let us not forget to forge ahead and keep fighting for the George Floyd's, Amaud Arbery's, Sandra Bland's and the many others of the world and always reject brutality and…
I’ve been a fan of Edwin Livingston’s bass playing ever since hearing him play with Natalie Cole several years ago. Edwin is one of the most in-demand bassists working today, having worked Elvin Jones, Ellis, Delfeayo, and Jason Marsalis, The Headhunters, and dozens of other familiar names.
Edwin and I cover a lot of territory, including:
growing up in Dallas
early influences in his musical development
how singing and saxophone eventually led him to the bass
It's been too long and I thoroughly apologize. However, I come bearing good news, and there is a link to it below. I had the pleasure of playing with Seal recently and it was great. It was also televised on PBS Front and Center show, so if you have time it is streaming right now!
I know it's been a long while since I last wrote, but I've been a tad busy. Life happens!! Anyway, I just wanted to say I'll be playing a fitting musical farewell to Natalie Cole, along with the remaining members of her band, at the Hollywood Bowl. The guest vocalists will be: Freddy Cole, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Patti Austin, Ledisi & Judith Hill!!
I'm looking forward to a great concert with tons of lasting memories. See you on the gig!! Thanks, E