Dear Friends, After months of exhilarating work, the new CD is finished! "Hopeful Romantic" is a jazz/pop mixture of original songs that is unique. Some early feedback has compared it to Jamie Cullum or Donald Fagan. There will be a CD release party April 12 at Ryles Jazz Club in Inman Square. Come celebrate with us and buy a copy of the CD. If you love the music, please support us by buying additional copies for your friends. Thursday, April 12 Ryles Jazz Club 8:30 p.m.-midnight $12 212 Hampshire Street Cambridge, MA http://www.ryles.com/event.cfm?event_id=6280 This night will be an epic three sets. Set 1 will be music from "DYAD", my 2007 recording of duets with the utterly original pianist Mark Shilansky. Set 2 will be music from the new CD, "Hopeful Romantic." I'll be playing piano and keyboards, while Eric Byers (guitar), Phil McGowan (drums) and Greg Loughman (acoustic bass) will be rocking out and singing background vocals. Set 3 will be all of the above musicians plus a special guest or two in an all-star jazz session. If you're there until midnight, you can sing Happy Birthday to me in four-part harmony. The best birthday present you could give is just coming to the show. I'd love to see every one of you at Ryles on April 12. It will be a night that we won't soon forget.