erika may & Tom Byrne @ Kitchen Sink

coming attractions!

I’m looking forward to performing with Tom Byrne, Carol Eder, Aalim Dance Co, and Jamie Zane Smith during the coming month.

Friday, Feb 13th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm: Carol Eder and I will perform jazz / Latin standards and classical flute and guitar duets at the Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios

Saturday, Feb 14th, 5 – 9pm: Tom Byrne and I will perform jazz and blues at The Kitchen Sink to celebrate Mardi Gras. The Kitchen Sink has some great New Orleans styled cuisine to let “le bon temps roullez”!!

Saturday, Feb 21st, 8pm – ? Aalim Dance Company is hosting A Night at the Casbah, I’ll perform (vocals and guitar) some sultry jazz numbers between belly dance sets.

Friday, Feb 27, 1:30 Р3:30pm:  Carol and I will return to the Stone Spiral for another afternoon of flute and guitar ~ sit in the big sunny window and warm up with a coffee and lunch with us.

Thursday, March 12, 7-10pm: Jamie Zane Smith will join me at Evangeline’s for my originals, Spanish songs, and Jazz Standards using cello, flute, guitar and more! Check out their menu to choose what you want to eat from their New Orleans style offerings.

erika may & Carol Eder flute and Guitar

erika may & Carol Eder flute and Guitar

erika may & Tom Byrne @ Kitchen Sink

erika may & Tom Byrne @ Kitchen Sink

erika may @ Evangeline's

erika may @ Evangeline’s

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Back in the saddle w/embouchure

It’s been a while since I last posted as I trudge through long days of trauma and glory.

In spite of all, I’ve had some wonderful musical experiences, first playing at Sacred Plant Traditions in ¬†Charlottesville, VA on June 8th with Stephen Harrod Buhner. Then he brought me to Woodland Essences in Cold Brook, NY on June 21 for another exciting concert. Keep posted for musical clips, photos, and maybe some video footage!

Now I’m planning a trip to St. Louis to visit family and play some music. This is cause for celebration as I will be reunited for special performances (dates and times coming) with my compadres, Dave Black, Willem von Hombracht, and Paul DeMarinis, who performed on my cd “Miao Miao”. I hope to connect with more of my musical and “kitty club” friends…. you know who you are, smiles!

check a photo of Dave and Paul here: http://www.jazzstl.org/experience/artists/dave-blackpaul-demarinis-group/

I will update this blog with further dates of performances with both my wonderful friends and solo gigs. Maybe even I’ll get a chance to perform with Jamie Zane Smith during this time!