I noticed that i have not been on this blog for over a year .. bad bad.. The last blog mentioned my tour in hawaii .. Welll ... This blog is originating as a New resident of Honolulu,. Very blessed to be a part of a great scene of musicians and looking forward to burning up the scene all over the islands ... New cd coming out in March 2015
Thomas is now preparing for engagements in Hawaii from February 13th thru the 23th of 2014. He will be joined by Bassist Christian Gonzalez, whom is a member of his quartet on the mainland, and also Guitarist Gilbert Batangan, and Percussionist Von Baron, both whom are icons of the Hawaiian jazz scene. the Quaretet will be presenting original material by Mr. Mackay of his release " Jackson" along with the music of John Coltrane. The first performance of this Quartet will be at Mezz127 in Honolulu on February 15th 2014. Mr. Mackay will then be back at Mezz127 on the 22nd of february with a Tribute to Red Norvo's Trio. with the same personel minus Von Baron on drums ...
look out for the debut of Tho Mackay Project " Jackson" and the Thomas Mackay Quintet " Here's that rainy day" soon to be released digitally on hammondbeat records
check out the " Live" recording of thomas Mackay w/ the Ed Dunsavage trio
go to www.lostforestrecordings.com check out the archieves and search for Roxy on Main
im very excited to be playing vibraphone again after a 3 year absences due to hand problems ..