Woody Shaw tribute concert August 1

I will pay tribute to the great trumpeter Woody Shaw in a concert I’m producing on August 1 in Santa Fe at the Center for Spiritual Living.  I will be assisted by some excellent musicians in this effort, including John Rangel on piano, Ben Finberg on trombone, Andy Zadrozny on bass, and John Trentacosta on drums.  I’m learning so much in this process of working on Woody’s music.  His improvising has always blown me away more than any other trumpeter, so it’s fantastic to be able to pay tribute to this great musician.  Please come join us, it’s one night only!

I’m honored to be working with the Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living for this project.  It’s a great venue with a positive vibe, and they’ve been wonderful to work with.  The sound is excellent too.  We will perform a sneak peek of a few numbers from the concert at their morning service this Sunday (7/27) so if you’ve been contemplating checking out their services anyway, it’s a good time to do so.  We’ll play about 4 tunes total through the course of the service, which runs from 10am to 11:30am.  Alternatively, you can check it out on their live webcast as well.

Friday, August 1

Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living

505 Camino de los Marquez


$15 general admission

Woody Shaw Tribute concert Flier

‘Tales of Enchantment’ released on May 15

The new CD has arrived!  Thanks to the efforts and dedication of more than 100 different people, “Tales of Enchantment” came out on May 15.  The successful kickstarter campaign made it all possible.  Thank you to everyone who got involved with it!

The new album is now available on iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby, Spotify, and probably anywhere else you might want to buy or listen to music online.  Just search for “J.Q. Whitcomb and Five Below – Tales of Enchantment”.  You can also order the physical CD directly from me if you like.

J.Q. Whitcomb: Tales of Enchantment

Thanks for supporting my new album!

Kickstarter Campaign a success!

Thank you everyone who got involved and donated to my kickstarter campaign!  I am so grateful to you all.

For those of you who didn’t hear about it, I did the campaign to raise funds to record my 2nd album in New York in April.  The album will be officially released on May 15, at our performance at the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque.  It will also be available that day on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby.