Just for a few days I'll be visiting the picturesque city of Uzhhorod in Western Ukraine and then I'll be making my way through the beautiful, mountainous scenery to revisit historic Odessa. So looking forward to being back there. Spent a wonderful New Year's Eve there at an amazing hotel back in 2016. I'm a little worried about the cold and so will have to make sure to pack my thermals.
The two performances are taking place at ILKO Gallery and then at jazz club Perron No7. Both gigs are totally sold out and am told they have a jazz hungry audience there so very much looking forward to performing for them with a great local trio led by Alexey Petuhov.
Back in the UK I have gigs coming up in the spring at Royal Albert Hall (as part of their Women and the Hall series), Birmingham Jazz and The Stables in Milton Keynes.
I'm also working hard on setting up a UK tour for the Autumn with my new project. I have a feeling it's going to be a very good year. :)