Daily Archives: January 11, 2019


During my business trip to NYC this week, I got to meet up with a certain man and his dear friend Janet.


Here we are at a dessert place in K-town, after finally seeing Yufei at a dance class.  I know believe that all of those videos he’s been sending me of him dancing are indeed actually real!

The dessert, and some lavender milk tea:

Few cities excite and energize (and sap) me the way that New York City does.  My very quick trip was productive.  I met with the rector of the jazz university in Vienna, and we had some quite fruitful discussion.  I caught up with my former student Luke Meyer, in town between gigs.  And of course I saw Yufei.

Waking up before sunrise on Thursday, I marveled yet again at the view of all these buildings (from my 25th-floor window) and all this energy on the streets of New York.

And then I got to LaGuardia, where the new Southwest Airlines terminal is luxurious and a very happy addition to travel to and from NYC.