took part in alto saxophone legend Charlie Mariano's 85th Birthday Concert in Stuttgart, Germany
recorded with, among others, Charlie Mariano - as, Billy Cobham - dr & Chaouki Smahi - oud, leader, "La Rose du Sable/Thinking of You". This was Charlie's final recording session.
took part in a seminar on Carnatic Music hosted by the German Youth Jazz Orchestra (BuJazO) and featuring distinguished vocalist R.A. Ramamani and her husband, master percussionist T.A.S. Mani; founders of the Karnataka College of Percussion in Bangalore, India. This was a profound musical experience.
took part in several concerts, including the North Sea Jazz Festival with a group including Jasper van't Hof - p, Phillip Catherine-g, Dieter Ilg-b & John Marshall- dr, performing "The Music of Charlie Mariano" in memory of one year of his passing.