I’ve just returned from an amazing trip to Bulgaria! I got to see old friends and family, make new friends, and I even got to be a rockstar! I brought my band, The Blackout Trio, to play at the 16th annual Bansko Jazz Festival. The show went great! We invited some of our new horn player friends on stage with us, and the crowd even wated more.
Apparently, I’m famous in Bulgaria! Everyone wanted a piece of me! I did interview after interview. I got on 2 TV networks, 3 newspapers, and tons of radio programs.
Then I got to play with some amazing Bulgarian jazz musicians at Studio 5 in Sofia.
The trip even inspired me to reconnect with Bulgarian folklore. I decided to pick up a new instrument, the tapan.