The Matt Kane Trio toured Missouri playing in Hannibal, Columbia and Kansas City.
I was the Artist in Residence at the Kansas City 18th and Vine Jazz Festival and my trio w/ Dave Stryker and Kyle Koehler. It was the first time I've returned to my Missouri home with a band from NYC. We played to great audiences everywhere and folks really had a good time.
|Dave Stryker, Matt Kane, Kyle Koehler @ the Blue Room, Kansas City|
Check out video of the band in Columbia Mo!!
In January and February 2013, I was happy to be a part of a recording project with a fantastic composer and guitarist, Tony Romano and master bassist Steve LaSpina, recording all original music by Romano. It has yet to be released, we may re-record some of it, but I am very excited about this group for the future!
In April of 2013, just as "Suit-up!" was being released, I was so fortunate to spend a couple days in the studio with a phenomenal band: Tony Romano, Leny Sendersky, Randy Brecker, Joe Locke, Cleve Douglas and Steve LaSpina. We recorded an album called "Desert Flower" which will be released in early 2014 with CD release events in NYC to follow.
|MK, Mark Peterson and Frank Ponzio|
In April 2013 the Matt Kane School of Drumming met for the 3rd annual
"Day For Drummers" an event for young drummers to meet and play. This is one of the biggest days of the year for me, I really enjoy this drum get-together. Everybody is featured, playing songs and rudimental solos they've prepared. An open discussion with family and open house feel to it, we have seen an increased group each year and we look for 2014 to be even better! A big thank you to Strauss Performing Arts for the use of their studio.
|Brendan Decker, Matt Kane, Danny Kindler, Forrest Valliquet|
|A great drummer from Highland|
Park, stopped by and jammed
On To 2014....
I'm really happy to announce that in early 2014 I will be releasing an album called "Streamliner" featuring vibraphonist Tom Rickard and bassist Tony LaPuma from Kansas City. The Matt Kane Trio was originally this group and this was my first CD as a leader. I've improved upon the original audio, re-mastered by Chris Sulit of Trading-8s Studios. The cover design is brand new and three new tunes are included.
We will have a CD release party at a club in St.Louis, Spring 2014 and I will announce that date when I have the CD up online to buy in March.
|"Streamliner" will be available by March, 2014|
One of the absolute most genuine, honest and musical people in the world, I'm so happy for an on-going musical relationship with Sasha Dobson, continues to get better as we play at the SoHo Grand hotel with Neal Miner this winter and Sasha and I play duo on Mondays at Moto in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
and a whole bunch more!
|Generations Band with the lovely Fanny|
|Hermon Mehari, Ben Leifer, Roger Wilder,|
Matt Kane, Steve Lambert
See you this year!