So, I put a few videos up on social media every now and again, and usually get a few hundred views. Not bad for a jazz guy! However, the other day I put up this video of me at my job, opening up for Penn & Teller, and holy moly, over 2,100 views! I’ve gone viral, like the Legionnaires Disease!
About a year later, Neil called me, and asked about my thoughts on Oscar Peterson, for liner notes he was writing about a Verve reissue of “On The Town”. Those liner notes were read by the great magician and pianist Michael Close, who came to see me playing in Las Vegas and brought along his friend Penn Jillette. We got to talking and in February of 2002, I started playing in the Penn & Teller show! So, Neil actually is responsible for my gig at the Green Mill, and with Penn & Teller.
The big Green Mill performance is this weekend, Friday March 23rd at 9:00pm and Saturday the 24th at 8;00pm. If you’re planning on coming Saturday, Penn will be sitting in and celebrating the release of our new cd “The Show Before The Show”, so get there early! Also, since Amazon is currently sold out of discs, we will have them there, and we will be happy to sign them! See you there!
I’ll be at the Green Mill next Friday, March 23rd, and Saturday, March 24th to celebrate the release of my new cd “The Show Before The Show”!
Welcome to my fancy new website! I’ll stop by this news page from time to time and let you know what’s happening. This week, we’re gearing up for my new cd with Penn, and taping Season 5 of Fool Us at the Penn & Teller theater at the Rio. Thanks so much for checking out the all new jonesjazz.com!