Rhythm Section Rehearsal

Intense rhythm section rehearsal last Wednesday. Flying through some Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder and Gino Vannelli tunes for our upcoming show at Trumpets Jazz Club on Feb 23rd. What a pleasure it is to be in the same room with these wonderfully talented players…we work hard, we have lots of laughs and we have mutual respect for each other. Playing demanding music is hard work, especially when you are trying to achieve a certain level, but first and foremost it has to be fun. That’s what it’s all about!

Next week is a full band rehearsal and adding some Sting into the mix. Can’t wait!

Scott Hogan – Bass
Axel Belohoubek – Keyboards
Jay Dittamo – Drums and Percussion


GOOD STUFF wishes to thank ALL of the wonderful people who gave us a SOLD OUT show at Trumpets Jazz Club o Friday, November 16th! We saw many old friends and lots of new faces. It was our first official show and we played 3 hours of music. It was an honor and a pleasure to open at Trumpets and we wish to thank the owners, Kristine Massari and Enrico Granafei for giving us a chance to bring the music of 4 great artists to a most responsive and attentive audience. We will be returning back to Trumpets soon. Again, our deepest thanks to all who attended and all who have supported us thus far.

We have arrived!

Gearing Up!

GOOD STUFF is gearing up for our opening night! That’s Friday, November 16th at the famous Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ.  We’re preparing the set list and checking all of the technical aspects of the show. We already have many stories to tell about the fun we are having with this great material. Lots work involved and many lessons learned from this musical journey.

Here is an informal inside look at what a GOOD STUFF rehearsal looks like. In this particular clip, shot with an iPhone, by drummer Jay’s lovely wife Maria, we are going over a few Gino Vannelli songs for the very first time.

GOOD STUFF – Gino Vannelli Rehearsal