Consider this: scientific proof of what happens when Dan Barrett of Costa Mesa, California, comes to New York City on his annual autumn visit.  As the leaves are dropping from the trees and students are ending the first month of their studies, Barrett brings jazz:

That was one example from Mr. Barrett’s 2011 swing through town — aided and abetted by Matt Munisteri, guitar; Joel Forbes, string bass; Scott Robinson, reeds and jazzophone, and Scott’s brother David on cornet.

The good news is that Dan is coming to New York for another swing sojourn.  Here are a few of the details — provided by The Man Himself.

Sunday, 23: Dan arrives late evening.
Tues, 25: Dan, Howard Alden, Frank Tate play up in Cape Cod (Woods Hole)
Wed, 26: Dan @ Birdland, 5:30-7:15 with David Ostwald’s band / with Ehud Asherie’s band at Little Branch; 10pm-1am
Thurs, 27: AVAILABLE
Fri 28: Dan @ Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, with Dan Levinson’s band 5-7 pm
Sun 30: Dan @ the Ear Inn with Jon-Erik Kellso, et. al (8-11pm)

Monday, 1: Dan will be recording with Molly Ryan, Dan Levinson (10am-4pm)
Tues 2: more recording as above (10am-4pm); then Dan subs for Jon-Erik Kellso (on trumpet) with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks at “Club Cache'” (downstairs at Sofia’s Restaurant, at the Edison Hotel); (8-11pm).  More recording on Wed 3 and on Thurs 4: Dan flies home.

Californians have opportunities to enjoy Dan’s trombone / cornet / piano / vocals / arrangements — but his New York visits are once-a-year.  So mark off some time on the jazz calendar!

By the way, Dan will be in western New York from September 16 to the 23 — as a charter member of the first Traditional Jazz Workshop at Chautauqua, and then as a c.m. of Jazz at Chautauqua itself.

May your happiness increase.

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