After a prolonged absence due to the pandemic I am happy to be able to finally announce that the Professor World Band is once again performing in the Boston Public Gardens on weekends when the weather is amenable. Actually I’ve been back out there for the past couple of months now so I must apologise for taking so long to get around to updating my blog!
I have to say that it feels really good to be doing my thing once again after such a long break. And the response has been wonderful so far. I guess many people are thrilled to see live music and entertainment out on the streets once again.
But I also have a brand new show
and a completely new sound that I’ve been working on and practicing for many hours most every day for the past year or so. All that work and effort seems to finally paying off. One of the things that has kept me going for so long is that the Professor World Band is constantly evolving and hopefully improving steadily over the years.
I’m still taking precautions because the pandemic isn’t over yet. I probably won’t play indoors in the Boston T this winter and I no longer put instruments out for the kids to join the band. That’s one aspect of the show that I really miss. But they can still clap their hands and dance around and that they often do.
Last sunny Sunday in the Public Gardens two toddlers started moving and grooving to the beat and then a couple of kids joined in and then a bunch more and before you know it the whole audience was dancing to the sounds of the Professor World Band. That’s the kind of spontaneous joy that makes me feel that my job is important and worthwhile.
So once again, a big thank you to all the folks who’ve enjoyed my show and felt moved to put a little something in my tip bucket to keep the Professor World Band going and the peace wave generator spinning for 38 years as of next Wednesday, which also happens to be my 68’th Birthday! The first performance of the Professor World Band was on my 30th birthday in my hometown of New Haven Connecticut. We’ve been generating peace waves ever since and the world needs them more than ever now. See y’all next weekend in the Boston Public Gardens!