Yours truly will be ending 2014 strong with a string of live shows starting Wednesday, November 12th to Monday, November 17th. Hodge will be showcasing the music from his Blue Note Records debut LP, Live Today. Joining Derrick on stage are Michael Aaberg (keys), Federico Pena (keys), and Cleon Edwards (drums). Derrick will also be performing in Paris, London, and New York as part of Our Point of View, a supergroup comprised of Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lionel Louke, Marcus Strickland, and Kendrick Scott. Head over to Derrick's Tour
Blue Note Records continues to celebrate its 75th Anniversary with the assembly of Our Point of View, a supergroup comprised of Ambrose Akinmusire, Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke, Marcus Strickland, Kendrick Scott, and Derrick Hodge. Our Point of View recently played at Monterey Jazz Festival and will be hitting Paris on 11/11 for the Blue Note Xperia Lounge, the London Jazz Fest on 11/22, and New York's Le Poisson Rouge on 12/12. Derrick had this to say about playing being a part of Blue Note and Our Point of
Derrick Hodge recently gave an intimate performance of "Solitude" at Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. The song was dedicated the legendary Mulgrew Miller who passed away on May 2013. Hodge spent time under Miller's tutelage appearing in four of the late pianist's album including Live At The Kennedy Center Vols 1 & 2. Joining Hodge during his tribute to Miller are Keyon Harrold (trumpet), Michael Aaberg (keys), as well as Glasper Experiment colleague Mark Colenburg (drums). Scroll down and watch "Solitude." You can purchase your copy of "Solitude," which
Derrick had the privilege and honor to produce Otis Brown III's debut album, The Thought of You. The album is set to be released September 23rd via Blue Note/Revive, a new partnership between Blue Note Records and Revive-Music. Wax Poetics recently premiered "You're Still The One," Brown's rendition of Shania Twain's 1998 hit song. Brown is joined by vocalist Gretchen Parlato who lends her vocals over the song's tricky 7/8 meter. Wax Poetics had this to say about the newest single and
Watch this video of DHodge rocking with Herbie Hancock while Marcus Miller plays the melody of "Butterfly" on bass clarinet. Also performing on stage with Hodge, Hancock, and Miller are Roy Hargrove, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lionel Loueke, Wah Wah Watson, and Munyungo Jackson. The video was captured back in 2005 during Herbie Hanckock's performance at the Tokyo Jazz Festival.
Thank you for all the love and support that you showed Derrick Hodge, Michael Aaberg, Federico Pena, and Mike Mitchell during their Live Today European Tour this past July. Derrick's gearing to hit the road again this fall and we want to hear from you! Leave a comment below to let us know where you'd like to see Derrick play!