Gene Stone who passed away May 19th 2018 will have memorial services held at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, Ca. at 3pm. After the services there will be a "Jam Session" held in his honor at The Smoke House, 4420 Lakeside Drive Burbank Ca. 91505. Last chance to say goodbye to Gene. come if you can.

Our friend and great drummer Gene Stone passed 5/19/2018.  If you are not familiar with Gene's work and story you really should take the time to google him.  Gene was an inspiration to me as a musician, he would always explain to me when I was lost musically explaining musical theory then showing how it was done.  I am proud that his last recording was with us doing the Ujamaa recording  God bless you Gene, you are missed.

We have been dealing with the illness of my long time friend and drummer Gene Stone.  While we deal with Gene's situation the band has determined that it's best to continue making music with a new drummer.  So hopefully you will be able to join us soon at a venue here in Los Angeles somewhere.  Stay in touch to be informed of when and where.

Whatever you do when you want some to know that you care about them it may be time to do that for my friend and drummer Gene Stone.  Gene is currently staying at in VA hospital in Westwood not by choice.  He would much rather be making music with all of us, but his health is preventing him from doing that right now.  He has been hospitalized for over a month now.  Sharing is caring so whatever it is you can do for Gene please do it now.

The new recording is finished.  I thought I would make this post a lot earlier, then there was a period when I wondered if I would make this post at all.  The title is Ujamaa which means collective economics.  It is our first recording of all original music.  We'll able to share some new music with you soon!!!

Second blog post in a month.  I'm doing good!!!  Each CD title has been chosen to represent the band as I saw it in relation to the principles of Kwanzaa.  The title of our up coming CD will be "Ujamaa" which means cooperative economics.  So the title just came to me and I thought why not share it with anyone who might care.  So coming to your ears soon "Ujamaa - cooperative Economics from The Steven McGill Project!!!

I just looked at my last post, it's been 3 months????   There are of course a long list of reasons why we still haven't finished what I think is our best recording yet.  Problems have arisen during each and every recording.  They have all been a challenge to comply, but nothing like this one, NOTHING!!!!  For all of our struggles I know we have something special.  So hold on awhile longer.  I will at least have a title for this CD soon.  Thanks for being a fan of our music!!!

We are a little behind schedule with our new recording, but it is in progress! 

Okay we can report some baby steps in relation to getting this new recording accomplished.  April 1, 2017 we will be at the Music Lab in Highland Park to start our new project!!!   We will be working with engineer Tim Moore who I met thru my friends and bandmates in the Northeast L.A. Jazz Group.  I know I had said we would record in late March, but life has it's own's coming!!!!

Well we are still working on some great new material that I hope will excite you as much as it does me.  As with most things there have been some set backs however it is still going to get done.  Maybe not by the end of Mach although that is still possible too.  We just wat it to be good so stay tuned!!!!

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