Trail Magic, a jazz-leaning “jam band” is the creation of violinist Christian Howes and guitarist Joel Newton. The term, popular among Appalachian Trail hikers, means an unexpected act of kindness, something thoughtful or useful left behind by an anonymous fellow traveler.
American Songbook: A Tribute to Les Paul – Christian’s ten years playing with American icon, Les Paul, informs his treatments in this show of classic standards, beautiful ballads, and swinging tunes of the “Hot Club”/Django Reinhart era. (Quartet and/or Quintet)
– American Spirit– Named among the “Best Jazz Albums of 2016” by the Huffington Post, Christian has adapted this CD theme into a flexible collaborative residency model.
“Klazyc” Trio – Featuring classical themes with modern improvisation, this trio with Madrid-based collaborators Federico Lechner and Pablo Martin performs often in Europe.