Several interesting dates are coming up back home in New England. Solo at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret, CT on March 31st, with the Quartet at the Knickerbocker in Westerly, RI April 1st and...

On April 5th, The Triad -- Stage 72 -- home of "Spamilton" will be the setting for Al's next date in New York City. Tickets here.

On April 28th, Al is back In County Cork Ireland at the Ballymaloe Grainstore the most prestigious acoustic venue in Southern Ireland. Tickets here.

Then in May it's back to Paris -- to the Caveau de la Huchette, which was included in "La La Land." It's been Al's favorite venue ever since he first played there in 1992.

Thought for the day: The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. -Albert Einstein.

NEW CD available here as of Right Now !! "Beach Ball Blast" is a live recording of Al's Octet on the beach in Watch Hill, Rhode Island this summer. We will have copies on hand at performances as of this week, online sales too. Come and get it !!

All Al Copley CDs are on sale at concerts, and here to listen to and to purchase.

(See Schedule for all dates and info.)


A newly discovered video of Al at the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival, opening for Eric Clapton. Click here (clip starts after advertisement but the ad only comes the first play.)


Yet another video surfaces, this one from the 1994 Saint Chaumond Blues Festival, this is the opener of a concert with Ana Popovic and Joe Louis Walker.  Click here ...Right before is a BB King Jam from the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival for your enjoyment.


The category is a Grand Canyon of echoes. Somebody utters an obscenity and you hear it keep bouncing back a million times. Categories are sometimes used by a person who feels that the one he's talking to doesn't know enough about the language in which he speaks. So he uses lines, circles, and pigeonholes to help the less literate one to a better understanding.

-- Duke Ellington, "Music is my Mistress." p. 38


Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

-- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart