Jazz Lunch on CDbaby

Coinciding with the release of the new Jazz Lunch CD “Housewarming,” the record has been made available for sale on cdbaby.  I hope you choose to support our efforts to bring you the highest quality homemade music.  Here is a brief history of the CD:

Housewarming was recorded over the first weekend in June here in my living room.  Jon Lipscomb mixed the live performance to two tracks and the album is presented as is, with only one edit on the entire record.  It was then mastered by the elite Paul Wickliffe of Skyline productions in New Jersey.  At this point (late summer) the audio was 100% complete and published online.

Next a team of artists, designers, and photographers went to work on the art.  The end result is a handmade outer sleeve, containing one of two randomly assorted insert sleeve designs.  The disc itself is stamped with the title and the record label, Reoccurring Dreams Records, a local independent label.

Here is a list of people who have participated in making this record happen:

Musicians: Dan Ryan, Jon Birkholz, Zach Swanson, Chad Hochberg, Frank Russo, Eric Trudel, Ben Frock, Brent Madsen, Gary Thomas, Eric Trudel

Sound Engineers: Jon Lipscomb, Paul Wickliffe

Artists: Nick Brooks, Grace Macfarlane, Lauren Shusterich

Manufacturing: Morphius Records, Reoccurring Dreams Records, Jon Birkholz, Matt Frazao, Abbie Shoemaker, Joe Bussey


farewell cam

I’m playing at Out of Your Head tonight at Windup 12 W. North Avenue. It is Cam’s last Out Of Your Head before he moves to NYC. Other things you should know:
It’s Cam’s birthday
It’s Cam’s last day in the Navy

don’t know Cam? You should, he’s great. Come meet him.

wish us luck

Jazz Lunch is moving forward with the recent recording we did on the weekend of June 4th – we will be doing a limited pressing of 50-100 CDs on a local CDR label, more details to come. In addition, I’m applying this week for a grant in order to cover the costs of mastering and if we get enough dough, to do a larger pressing and maybe some shows on the road….

Artscape stuff

Here’s a rundown of where and when I’ll be playing during artscape this weekend:

Friday, 7 pm at 11 W Chase St with Tap Tap Tap
Friday, 9 pm at 1511 Guilford (copycat building) with Jazz Lunch
Saturday, 9 pm at Windup Space (12 W North ave) with Soul Cannon for our CD release
Sunday, 1-4 pm at Bohemian coffeehouse with Jazz Lunch

Come on out and listen, all of these are going to be real fun

2nd birkfest audio up etc

The second piece of birkfest audio has been released. Listen to it: http://soundcloud.com/holzter/emily-3

you may need to view entire post to be able to click this I’m not sure. I’m grateful for any feedback regarding how well these links are working for people.

farewell chad, urbanite, birkfest audio

his Sunday (tomorrow) is going to be Chad’s last performance with us before moving to Chicago, so come out and wish him well. Thanks again to Urbanite for their write-up of Jazz Lunch. We will keep doing our thing every Sunday from 1-4 pm, drummer tba. Also the first of the birkfest audio is available on tumblr, take a listen. More audio will be released periodically, up until the next rent party on 8/21/11.