Archive | May 2014

A Gazillion Little Bits Book Trailer

caseybrevesHey y’all!

Let me get my gig info out of the way first!

Tonight 5/22 I’m at Whitman and Bloom with Casey, and Sunday (5/25) we’re at Jazz Brunch at the Red Lion. At both gigs we invite singers and horn players to sit in, so come on out and eat and drink and listen to music and sing if ya want to!

Have you read Eric Randall’s New Yorker article? My son Dylan is featured and it’s a hysterical story. Dylan has changed reality! Check it out: How a Raccoon Became an Aardvark! #brazilianaardvark

I mentioned last blog that my wife’s book, A Gazillion Little Bits, has come out and a few days ago I added the music to her book trailer! Give it a watch. It’s a minute long.

So the Brevis household has been buzzing. We had Lynne Newman in this week recording her new Forgiveness CD, and I’ve been working with different singers, and recording and writing with Casey and doing Claudia’s book trailer, and in the middle of everything we’ve had construction on our second little bathroom…the bathroom we haven’t used in years because the last landlord shut the water off because of a leak, and after that it just became a black abyss for all things we didn’t want to deal with. Got a keyboard case? Throw it in the bathroom. Cat carriers. Toss them in. And the bathroom smelled funky and was a little disgusting….

BUT this week I can officially say the bathroom is——almost done! So next time you stop by and need to pee. Ask to see it!

And before I head out, happy birthday to my father-in-law, Mike!

more soon.

I’m baaaackkkkkk……

Kindle and Paperback available on Amazon

Kindle and Paperback available on Amazon

Hi y’all!

Been a long time since I’ve done my blog. Everything gets so busy — I mean life and all — but I miss writing it down. Writing it down reminds me that I’m doing more than sitting on the couch eating Good & Plenty (which I love) and waiting for Game of Thrones to come on (which I also love).

Now that Casey (my son) is home off the road we have been gigging and writing and recording full time. The Stingers are rocking with my other son Dylan (bassplayer) helping me co-lead these events, which is so much fun. I used to have to shmooze around and now Dylan does the shmoozing! I’ve always said about Dylan, “He could talk a dog off of a meat truck.”

In other news: My good friend Ann from the Red Lion now co-owns and manages this amazing restaurant on 3rd Avenue called Whitman and Bloom! Casey and I are playing there every week in her cool Downstairs piano room, trading off every song we know for 5 or 6 hours a night.

This week we’ll be there Wednesday and Thursday, 5/14 & 5/15. Wednesday is Casey’s birthday, so everyone come on down. The cocktail and food menu is great and we’re bringing a big cake for you all! And as always, you singers can sit in and we make it a big open mic kinda party!

Now the big news for the Brevis family is that Claudia (my Wife) has published her novel, A GAZILLION LITTLE BITS and you can order a kindle version or paperback at Amazon!

It’s a post-apocalyptic New York City in the year 2256 and this book is just the 1st in a series -so everyone pick up a copy! Read it, review it on amazon & spread it around. She is the real brains behind this Brevis organization, and this book is so smart and inventive! And how do you like that cover art? Super-multi-talented Sam Tsui contributed the gorgeous art and design to the project and there’s a map inside that he created as well!

Can u tell i’m proud of my family?

Well, that’s the wrap up. The Stingers are at the Red Lion tomorrow night 5/13 10pm, so come on down and party on Bleecker Street.

There are many gigs and happenings on the horizon so stay tuned.