Hello and welcome to LarryGrayMusic.com. Quite a bit has happened this year already, with a wonderful tour of Europe in July with Jack DeJohnette's Made in Chicago Quartet featuring Muhal Richard Abrams and Roscoe Mitchell followed by a breathtaking and memorable performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in August with the full quintet which also includes Henry Threadgill. We have one more concert with the quintet coming up at Cornell University in October and the group just keeps getting better, with a telepathic chemistry. Other memorable performances include a concert at Constellation in June with Ed Wilkerson and Avreeayl Ra and a great week at the Jazz Showcase with the legendary saxophonist Gary Bartz. This fall, I'll return to the Showcase with Larry Coryell and Paul Wertico in October and then Benny Golson Quartet with Mike Kocour and Dana Hall and the Bobby Watson Quartet with Willie Pickens and Greg Artry later in the year. Another interesting project of mine with Paul Wertico, Wertico Cain and Gray continues to break new ground. The scene at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is better than ever, with many talented and dedicated students, with whom I am delighted to be working. All in all it's been a great year and the last quarter looks very interesting and inspiring.