According to the International Music Network, the Zawinul Syndicate will play several concerts in Central and South America following its Los Angeles and San Francisco gigs this weekend. The Zawinul Online Tour Dates page has been updated accordingly.
Meanwhile, the Syndicate performed its first concerts with its revamped line-up this past weekend at the Denton Jazz Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. The line-up consisted of Zawinul, Manolo Badrena on percussion, Nathaniel Townsley on drums, Amit Chatterjee on guitar, and Richard Bona on bass. Starting with the California gigs the first weekend in May, Victor Bailey will re-assume the bass chair now that his own European tour has concluded.