2015 – it’s a wrap!

As 2015 comes to an end, it’s time for me to reflect and feel gratitude for the last 12 months and also look with excitement to the year ahead.

Again I played over 100 shows this year, in 55 cities, in 14 different countries across 3 continents. Touring is simply the best way to combine my two passions of music and travel and as my good friend and tour-addict Brett Newski so aptly put it: “Touring is addictive. This is certain”. Big up to everyone who helps make this possible by getting your ass off the couch and supporting live music – you know who you are!

This year, I also started the sessions for my next album with my trio and just last week we wrapped up a successful crowdfunding campaign to fund the record. We were lucky enough to have the support of 204 amazing and generous people, who helped us raise over €15k! This will go a very long way to helping us release the album on our terms, and we really can’t ask for anything more. Thanks so much to our wonderful supporters, you made christmas come early this year.

On that note, if you haven’t seen us play live, make sure you come down and check out a Joel Havea Trio show next year! Leo and Arnd are some of the best musicians I have ever had the pleasure to play with. When we play together, musically speaking, everything just makes sense. This may sound simple, but isn’t that the way it should be? 🙂 Happy new year to you all!

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