June, the Solstice and summer adventures

Greetings everyone – The Bates Update continues to lurch and stumble along in its fragmented, sporadic pace. I get to it when I can as I find it hard to balance all my life activities with promoting myself. Anyway…

Jazz Fest just concluded and it was incredible to see so many people out and about at the various stages and venues supporting this music. Thanks!

I’m teaching up in Shell Lake, WI over July 4th (my 5th year!) and there are many awesome shows coming up that are posted on my calendar. I hope to see you out and about!

Saturday July 8th  8:30pm  All Ages  Black Dog

Good Vibes Trio (CB, Dave Hagedorn, Phil Hey)

Saturday July 15th  7pm & 8:30pm  All Ages  Black Dog

Sam Militich trio w/ Jay Epstein and CB @ 7pm

Tall Tales @ 8:30

Monday July 17th  9:30pm  $8  21+  Icehouse

Atlantis Quartet @ Jazz Implosion

Saturday July 29th  8:30pm  All Ages  Black Dog

Chris Bates RED 5 feat CB, JT, Tom Nordlund, Jake Baldwin, JC Sanford, Donnie Norton and Mike Lewis!

I’m playing several dates with Davina and the Vagabonds as well. More on all that and Laura Caviani’s new album that I just recorded with her very soon.

That’s it for now! Stay in touch at my website or in person! Happy summer!