Thrilled to be a recipient of the New Jazz Works commissioning award from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation! I will be composing a new work scored for my jazz quartet and string quartet to be premiered in 2024. Stay tuned for more info!
Very happy to share the news that I have been awarded the Creator Fund Grant from New Music USA! I’ll use this support to compose music for small ensemble featuring a new collaboration with oudist Ronnie Malley. Thank you, New Music USA, and congrats to all awardees!
Happy Birthday to the late great Otis Clay. Had the good fortune of arranging music for Otis and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra as part of WTTW’s 50th anniversary concert at Millennium Park in 2005. Here’s some recently discovered footage of that performance.
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Had fantastic time playing the Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago with my quartet-mates John Wojciechowski, Ethan Philion and Neil Hemphill. The community vibe at this fest, the world-class roster of artists and large enthusiastic crowds that come out to support the music are truly special and inspiring.