In the summer and fall of 2016, T.K. Blue is currently in the post-production phase of hi 11th CD as a leader entitled “Amour”, which was recorded in May and June. He led his band in recent performances at the Riverview Jazz Festival; a live DVD recording for Jazz Encounters; An Die Musik in Baltimore; adjudicator for a high school band competition in Princeton, N.J.; Bard College Fisher Center with Uhadi (a group from South Africa); concert with Senegalese vocalist Cheikh Lo; performance and symposium at the Schomburg Museum in Harlem on the opera Yardbird; lecture/demonstration about his suite Follow The North Star for Teaching The Hudson Valley; and a concert at Medgar Evers College for the Jazzy Jazz Series dedication to Max Roach.
T.K. Blue is the musical director and arranger for Dr. Randy Weston with recent performances during 2016 in Paris, France; Montreux, Switzerland, Vienne, France; Charleston, N.C.; Essaouira, Morocco; The New School in NYC; The Brooklyn Public Library; Carnegie Hall; Wayne State University in Detroit; Panama Jazz Festival; French Guiana; The Charlie Parker Festival in NYC; and Newburgh, N.Y. Blue is also the associate producer for Dr. Weston’s latest recording entitled “The African Nubian Suite”.