This weekend I am excited to be participating in the Generations in Jazz festival in Mt. Gambier, Australia with Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band. GIJ is a festival in which over 5000 high school students perform for the opportunity to recieve cash scholarships. All students are adjudicated by members of the Phat Band and many other professional Australian jazz artists. This Aussie trip will also include performances in Melbourne and Sydney. You can visit www.bigphatband.com for more information.