Latest News! (Howard's Blog)

 

     Ok kids,  I've tuned up my setup and am ready to tour as soon as possible.  It blows my mind using the new plug ins available for computer and digital audio workstations that emulate the old keyboards.  I have a collection that back in the day, with physical keyboards would take a road crew and large truck to move around.  In today's world I can bring all of those classic keyboard sounds on the road with me in the form of digital plugins.  Although I think I might always have room for my single manual Hammond B-3 and Leslie speaker.

    I am starting to schedule dates with some local PNW bands, namely, The Profits, North City Juke and The Bootlegs.  Also, I have put together a duo for smaller events featuring myself and local guitarist, singer, Matt Lawrence.  We are called the Spy Guys.  Lots of fun 80's music for dancing and general good times. Venues are still in various states of shutdown, especially in Canada.  Hopefully we will hit the "herd vaccination" number before too long.  I'd hate to see another summer like last summer.  Here's to getting back out there rockin' soon!!!!!!

HH

      Aldenfield  is a progressive rock band that I put together with three amazing musical friends who are some of the finest players in Tampa, FL.  (Jim Morris, Mark Prator and Ruben Drake).  This is a project I am particularly proud of.  Samples available on the Aldenfield page.      

      On the ZON front......Rock Candy, a respected label in the UK, has re-released Zon's first album, "Astral Projector".  With new mastering and 4 bonus tracks!!!   One of which has never been released.  You can hear a snippet of it on the bottom of my website here.  "The Battle".  Here is the link for purchasing:  https://www.rockcandyrecords.com/Zon.  

Don't forget Zon Live! is available on this website!

      Another CD I have available is The Quietest Moments.  This is a collection of piano based pieces some of which have kind of a world music flavor.  It's good music for relaxing, meditating or just chillin' round the house.

 I wrote the opening track on the new Pinnacle Point album on Escape Music.  You can order it at http://www.jeromemazza.com.  I played keys on several tracks too.  You'll note guest appearances from Jim Morris and Mark Prator from Aldenfield. 

     Last but not least, I am working on a jazz album that hopefully will be ready by the end of 2021.  A departure from a lot of other music I have created but enormous fun.  Keep posted.  Stay safe.

 

HH

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