Hello Friends, It's been a while since I have promoted any solo shows. Next week I'm doing some shows that are very special, a new project of my original music. I'm calling it David Thorne Scott and the Hopeful Romantics. I have always written songs and tried to squeeze them in next to the jazz standards, but I've never done an entire show of original tunes until now. Frankly, I love discovering and interpreting great jazz songs so much, that I always felt my original songs didn't quite fit in. Some of them are straight-ahead jazz, but others have a more R&B sensibility that may surprise you. If I had to describe this music to you in brief, I would say: Jamie Cullum meets Don Draper. Sexy, jazzy, and confident. I'll be singing from the piano, and with me will be a band of exciting newcomers. Bassist Will Cafaro, guitarist Mark Hadley, and drummer Jazz Robertson are outstanding young musicians who are making names for themselves at Berklee. Next week you can see me in Cambridge at the Lily Pad, and at the New Hampshire Jazz Center in Laconia, NH. I'm also doing a show at at Ten Center in Newburyport with more jazz standards mixed in, but still some of my originals.