05.06.17Just back from Peru, headed to Mexico and Brazil
Mooney just returned from a trip to Lima, Peru to play at the Festival Jazz Lima 2017. Next is a trip to Mexico in June, to perform in Mexico City, Puebla, and Cholula. Then to Brazil in July and early August, before Mooney assumes jazz guitar professor duties at the University of North Texas. Check the itinerary page for details!
04.22.17Mooney taking over the jazz guitar department at UNT
Mooney has just been hired as an assistant professor at the University of North Texas, where he will be taking over the jazz guitar department from his former teacher Fred Hamilton, who is retiring at the end of the Spring 2017 semester. Mooney is thrilled to continue the great teaching tradition of UNT, and to work with the amazing faculty and students there!
02.16.17Hope of Home has been launched!
The New Orleans CD release shows for "Hope of Home," with Brian Blade, Jon Cowherd, John Ellis, and Matt Clohesy, were a rousing success! Hope of Home is now available from Sunnyside Records (click the link below to purchase). Look for Mooney out on the road in 2017, in some faraway places, and some closer to home...
02.08.17Tickets on sale for both shows this weekend with Blade, Cowherd, Ellis, Clohesy, and Mooney
Tickets are now on sale for both CD release parties for "Hope of Home." Saturday, 2/11/17, at the Old US Mint in New Orleans, and Sunday, 2/12/17 at Snug Harbor. Tickets are only $21/$20! Click on the "launch related site" link below or visit the "itinerary page" for info on purchasing.
01.19.17Tickets are on sale for 2/11/17 with Blade, Cowherd, Ellis, and Clohesy
Tickets are now on sale for the first of two CD release parties for "Hope of Home." Saturday, 2/11/17, at the Old US Mint in New Orleans. Tickets are only $21! Click on the "launch related site" link below or visit the "itinerary page."
11.05.16Hope of Home CD release!
Mooney's new CD on Sunnyside Records, "Hope of Home," will be released in early February, and Mooney will be joined by the band from the CD-- Brian Blade, Jon Cowherd, John Ellis, and Matt Clohesy--for two CD Release gigs in New Orleans: Saturday, 2/11, at the Old US Mint in New Orleans, and Sunday, 2/12, at Snug Harbor in New Orleans. See the itinerary page for more details!
08.29.16Mooney launches an Indiegogo campaign for new CD "Hope of Home"
Mooney's first CD in four years is in the works and he has launched an indiegogo campaign to fund the project, which features Brian Blade, Jon Cowherd, John Ellis, and Matt Clohesy.
Check it out here:
08.22.16It's coming. Soon...
New Mooney record in the works, "Hope of Home."
Featuring Brian Blade, Jon Cowherd, Matt Clohesy, and John Ellis. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears cocked...
02.08.16New Mooney record in the works
Mooney recently returned to New Orleans from NYC, where he recorded a new album of original material with Brian Blade, Jon Cowherd, John Ellis, and Matt Clohesy. Next up, mixing and mastering here in N.O., then hopefully the record will be out later this year...
09.28.15Back from international travel, gigs in N.O with Terence Blanchard and the J Pass Tribute Band
Mooney has returned from some overseas trips to Italy and France, and is gearing up for some local gigs, including Voodoo Fest with Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective, and Snug Harbor with Mooney's very own Joe Pass Tribute Band. Check out the itinerary page for more info!
08.06.15Back from Costa Rica, Heading to Paris
Mooney recently returned from a tour of Costa Rica, the beautiful, where he performed concerts in San José, Cartago, Quepos, and Manuel Antonio.
Next up, a trip to Paris in September with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater...
06.24.15Mooney traveling to Costa Rica
Mooney will be making his first trip to Costa Rica to play a series of concerts with an ensemble culled from New York University\'s jazz program. The ensemble will travel extensively throughout the country, giving concerts and clinics
06.02.15Mooney Back From Brazil
Mooney just returned from São Paulo, where he performed at Ao Vivo and the Kabul Bar.
Here is a video of Mooney performing Jimmy Raney's "Motion" at Ao Vivo:
(also available under the 'videos' tab)
And here is an interview with the blog Paulicéia do Jazz. Mooney interviewed in Portuguese!
http://pauliceiadojazz.com.br/os-musicos-sao-muito-bons/ (link also below)
05.11.15Mooney back from Myanmar
Mooney just returned from Yangon, Myanmar, where he performed with local musicians for International Jazz Day. Here are some press videos for the event:
04.16.15Myanmar, Burlington, new video
Mooney will be traveling to Myanmar to celebrate International Jazz Day on
April 30, 2015.
Shortly thereafter, on Saturday, June 13, at 4:30pm, Mooney will appear at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival with his trio: Matt Clohesy - bass, Mark Ferber - drums. They will also play Cornelia St Cafe in NYC on Monday, June 15, at 8pm.
There's a new video up on the playlist, of Mooney performing John Lewis's "Django" as part of a Joe Pass Tribute:
12.26.14New Videos, Itinerary Updated
Several new videos from this past summer's Japan tour are up on the "Videos" tab: a solo version of "Countdown" and Quartet versions of "Perrier St" and "Prospectin'." Itinerary's been updated too. Happy holidays everyone!
09.23.14Mooney headed back to Brazil
Mooney will be heading down to Brazil, to relax in the sun of the southern hemisphere, and to play two gigs, both in Sao Paulo. He will perform with his own group at JazzB on Wednesday October 1, and also appear with guitarist Marcelo Jesuino at Cervejaria Nacional the day before, Tuesday, September 30.
08.14.14New video up
Just posted a new video from the Blue Note gig back in May. Nice version of 'Phelia' from "Perrier St." With Jon Cowherd - piano, Mark Ferber- durms, and Matt Clohesy - bass. See it on the 'Videos' tab, or check out the link below.
08.12.14Mooney responds to the recent criticism of jazz in the New Yorker and Washington Post
Mooney felt the need to respond to the recent attacks on the jazz practice in two of the most highly respected American publications. He wrote the following piece, published today in the online Washington Post:
02.12.14New Gigs in NYC and New Orleans, New vid
Happy new year everyone. I'm back from Brazil, where I spent the holidays, playing in Rio, Sao Paulo, and Brasilia. I've got some fun gigs coming up in the next few months in New Orleans and New York. I also added a video from a great trio gig I did on 2/1 with Brian Charette and Johnny Vidacovich. Check it out in the 'videos' section!
09.19.13Posted some new videos
Got some new videos up from Summer gigs, in NYC as well as Japan and Brazil. Check them out under the 'Videos' tab!
04.20.13Davy Mooney Summer Tour Dates...
Summer tour dates are coming in fast and furious. Looks like trips to Japan, Mexico, and Brazil are confirmed, and there might be another country or two coming down the pike. Stay tuned...
02.20.13New tunes on the 'listen' section
The 'davysound tapes' have begun...
Rough, but honest. Check it out under the listening tab. More to come
01.26.13Book Release Party and Concert for 'Hometown Heroes'
The NYC Book Release Party and Concert for Davy Mooney's debut novel 'Hometown Heroes' has been set: Friday, February 8th, from 6 to 7:30pm, at Cornelia St Cafe (29 Cornelia St) in the West Village of Manhattan.
Featuring live music from the Davy Mooney Trio with Matt Clohesy and Chris Benham, readings from the novel by special guests, and all around good cheer!
01.10.13Rave review of Hometown Heroes by blogger Michael Steinman
Blogger Michael Steinman really dug 'Hometown Heroes':
'...Hometown Heroes...combines the qualities of “a good read" and “a page-turner" with a seriously observant eye for social commentary and occasionally satire.'
Click on the link to read the full review!
11.25.12Nice piece about 'Hometown Heroes' in the New Orleans Times Picayune/NOLA.com
Times Picayune writer Keith Spera talks with Mooney about his new novel 'Hometown Heroes' and his music
10.29.12Mooney releases first novel, 'Hometown Heroes'
Mooney has released his first novel, 'Hometown Heroes'. There's an excerpt in the 'writings' section. Here's a short plot summary:
In the years after Hurricane Katrina, the lives of New Orleans guitarists Joe Applebalm and Jerry Elsworth follow wildly divergent paths. They both end up in New York, but while the success of Jerry’s memoir ‘Hometown Heroes’—and the subsequent TV show based on the book—brings him fame, fortune, and a life of luxury, Joe, wondering bitterly where he went wrong, languishes in day-job oblivion. Over a drunken night back in New Orleans the two are brought together, and strange forces attempt to influence their fates…
Go to 'writings' to read an excerpt, use the link to buy it, or visit the 'store'
07.17.12Davy featured in the July 2012 JazzTimes
Davy is featured in the July 2012 issue of JazzTimes as part of the cover story on the great John Pizzarelli. The article (on page 31) mentions Mooney and Pizzarelli's 2009 duo CD 'Last Train Home' as well as 'Perrier St.' On newsstands now, and hopefully JazzTimes will update their website soon!
05.07.12Great review of 'Perrier Street' in the May 2012 issue of Jazz Times
Bill Milkowski wrote a great review of 'Perrier Street' in his Undertones column in the May 2012 issue of JazzTimes. He writes:
"...Mooney reveals his considerable fretboard prowess here, but it's always in the context of his harmonically sophisticated, literate tunes..."
'...the real focus of Perrier Street is Mooney's fresh, approach to songwriting, his appealing voice, and his intricate harmonies...'
On newsstands now!
03.29.12'Perrier St' is out!
'Perrier St' is out on Sunnyside Records, you can listen hear tracks and click on the link to buy the CD here: http://www.sunnysiderecords.com/release_detail.php?releaseID=612
01.20.12New CD Release Shows confirmed
A few new shows have been confirmed for the 'Perrier St' release tour, including Cornelia St Cafe on March 28th and Smalls Jazz Club on May 28th, both in NYC
12.19.11First CD RELEASE Show confirmed: Blues Alley on 3/27//12
Davy will be performing two sets, at 8pm and 10pm, at Blues Alley in Washington D.C. on March 27th, with these fabulous musicians:
Jon Cowherd - piano
John Ellis - tenor sax
Matt Clohesy - bass
Greg Ritchie - drums
11.17.11New CD 'Perrier St' to be released on Sunnyside Records on March 27th, 2012
Davy Mooney is excited to announce that his latest jazz CD 'Perrier St' is slated to be released on Sunnyside Records on March 27th, 2012. The record presents a culmination of Mooney's attempts to fuse his jazz and singer-songwriter personalities into a coherent whole. The CD features jazz greats Brian Blade, Jon Cowherd, John Ellis, Matt Clohesy, Johnaye Kendrick, and Gordon Au. Mooney will be touring to promote the release throughout 2012.
05.31.11New music in the 'Listen' section
Just uploaded a new tune that gives a little hint as to the direction of my recently completed new CD...
Just a teaser....
12.29.10Imminent New Davy Mooney Recording
Davy is gearing up to record a new CD with the likes of Brian Blade, Jon Cowherd, John Ellis, Matt Clohesy, Gordon Au, and Johnaye Kendrick. It will be a blend of modern jazz and the singer-songwriter textures that Davy explored on last year's 'Ghosts of Music, Past'. Needless to say, all of us at Davy Mooney Productions are extremely excited!
Two new videos of a Davy Mooney Quartet gig at the Fat Cat Jazz Club in NYC back in September of 2009 have just been posted. Mooney performs his songs 'First World Death March' and 'In This Balance of Time' with John Ellis, Matt Clohesy, and Mark Ferber.
Also check out the brand new video of Mooney performing three songs from 'Ghosts of Music, Past' at the Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans!
Just go to the 'videos' section of the site, or launch the related site below.
03.21.10New video of Davy playing music from 'Ghosts of Music, Past' in New Orleans
A new video was recently posted to youtube of Davy performing three songs from 'Ghosts of Music, Past': 'The Captain's Daughter', 'The Noisy People', and 'Over the Ocean'. Accompanying Davy is saxophonist Rex Gregory, who also appears on the album. You can go to the 'videos' section of the site, or just click on the link!
Stay tuned for new jazz videos of Davy's instrumental music!
01.08.10'Ghosts of Music, Past' reviewed in the January '10 Offbeat Magazine
'Ghosts of Music, Past' got a rave review in the January '10 Offbeat Magazine. Aaron LaFont writes:
"En route to becoming one of the most promising and captivating guitarists in the jazz world, seven-string master Davy Mooney managed to stash away a large cache of songs. On his first non-instrumental release, Ghosts of Music, Past, the first local grad from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz divulges a wistful set of jazz-flecked folk numbers. Evocative and emotional, exquisite and elegiac, here the perspicacious artist proves his poetry is as perceptive as his playing."
And it goes on...
11.30.09Astoriano reviewed in December '09 Jazz Times
'Astoriano' just received a rave review in the December '09 Jazz Times. The great Bill Milkowski writes:
....Mooney reveals himself as a fingerstyle, chordal player of the highest order as well as a burning single-note picker. He nimbly integrates both aspects here--cascading lines with rich chordal voicings--often at the same time; a neat trick that only a few (those coming out of the Joe Pass school) can successfully pull off....
'Astoriano' is available at these online outlets in disc form:
CD Baby, Amazon , NorthCountry Distributor (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
And as a download here:
Amazon MP3, iTunes [ U.S., Japan, Australia/N.Z, Canada, UK/European Union ], Rhapsody, Napster , Lala , IMVU and eMusic
10.26.09Davy Mooney's new singer-songwriter debut CD 'Ghosts of Music, Past' has just been released!
Mooney has just released his first singer-songwriter CD! Featuring his lyrical songs and his multi-layered vocals and guitar playing, as well as the skilled assistance of Scott Bourgeois on alto sax, Rex Gregory on alto sax, clarinet, and bass clarinet, and Vadim Neselovskyi on piano, 'Ghosts of Music, Past' is a milestone in Mooney's career as a composer and performer. The CD is now available at cdbaby.com/mooneydavy, and will soon be up on iTunes. You can also hear many of the songs at myspace.com/davymooneyandtheghosts. Order your copy today--and don't forget that you can read the lyrics to 'Ghosts of Music, Past' and also Listen to the album Epilogue 'Ledger Lines' here at www.davymooney.net!
06.27.09New Davy Mooney CD with John Pizzarelli "Last Train Home" has been released!!
The duo 7-string guitar CD "Last Train Home" that Mooney recorded with the great John Pizzarelli shortly after the 2005 Monk Guitar Competition has just been released on Challenge Records! Copies are available at Amazon and CDBaby, and you can also download the album at iTunes. Stay tuned for upcoming performances....
04.06.09Davy Mooney to perform with the Brian Blade Fellowship!
Davy Mooney will be featured as a member of the Brian Blade Fellowship at Lincoln Center on April 15th, 2009!
01.22.09Monk Institute Band Heading to India with Herbie Hancock!
The Monk Institute Septet: Davy Mooney on guitar, Johnaye Kendrick on vocals, Colin Stranahan on drums, Vadim Neselovskyi on piano, Joe Johnson on bass, Gordon Au on trupet and Jake Saslow on sax, will be travelling to India this February as part of a state department tour with Herbie Hancock!
06.04.08Back from a successful Japanese Tour!
Davy Mooney has just returned to New York from an exciting, successful Japanese Promotional Tour for his new record "Astoriano", available now at iTunes.
Coming up, a New York gig at the 55 Bar on June 5th, followed by some dates in New Orleans over the summer with Monk Institute members Johnaye Kendrick, Joe Johnson, and Gordon Au.
05.17.08Japanese Promo Tour dates for "Astoriano" confirmed!!
Davy Mooney will play a series of concerts in Japan this May and June with fellow LateSet Records guitarists Gilad Hekselman and Peter Mazza. Joining them on bass and drums will be Ed Perez and the great Marcus Gilmore. Check out the itinerary page for specific dates.
01.29.08New CD available on iTunes
Davy Mooney's new CD "Astoriano" is now available at iTunes. It will be released in the United States and Japan in February 2008.
01.27.08Back from the Panama Jazz Festival
Davy Mooney just got back from the Panama Jazz Festival where he was performing with the Thelonious Monk Institute Septet and giving clinics and workshops