In late September I had the good fortune to travel to Mexico to perform and teach with Jerome Jennings and his quartet, featuring Dezron Douglas (bass) and Josh Evans (trumpet). Jerome is an incredible drummer and a good friend who I met through Karrin Allyson. While we have performed together many times with Karrin this was my first time performing with Jerome’s band. It was also my first time performing in Mexico and it was a beautiful experience. Jerome, Josh and Dezron are inspiring musicians with deep soul, sound, groove, and endless creativity and it was a joy to perform with them. We performed in Guadalajara and Mexico City in two beautiful concert halls. The audiences were warm and very appreciative of the music. We also attended a local jam session in Mexico City and met many talented local musicians. Everyone gave us a warm welcome and I hope to return to Mexico before too long.