(image: Lawrence Sumulong for Jazz at Lincoln Center)










Had an INCREDIBLE time playing with my sextet at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC a couple weeks ago! I was very fortunate to have some of my favorite musicians performing my music including Steve Wilson, Alex Sipiagin, John Ellis, Lorin Cohen and Donald Edwards to a large and enthusiastic audience in this amazing venue. Thanks to all that came out!! Here’s a few videos from set…


Had a fantastic time playing at the Chicago Jazz Festival last weekend with my quartet featuring Joe Locke, Lorin Cohen and George Fludas. The band was on fire and we were thrilled to be received by the enthusiastic, capacity crowd with an extended standing ovation. Here are a few brief video clips from the set…

I am thrilled to announce that I will be playing at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City with a newly assembled sextet on Wednsday, September 16! We will be playing my original music from my last three Motéma Music album releases The River, Another Look and One Sky and the group will feature some of my favorite East Coast musicians; Steve Wilson on saxophones and flute, Alex Sipiagin on trumpet and flugelhorn, John Ellis on saxophones and bass clarinet, Lorin Cohen on bass and Donald Edwards on drums. I hope you can join us for this special event which is part of Coca-Cola’s Generations In Jazz Festival! Sets are at 7:30p and 9:30p. If you are unable to be with us in person, this concert will also be streamed live at Jazz.org/live!

Click HERE for more info.

Had a GREAT time of playing to some enthusiastic audiences at The Jazz Showcase in Chicago last week Thursday thru Sunday with my quartet featuring James Cammack on bass, Justefan on vibes and Makaya McCraven on drums. Our opening night set received an excellent review from The Chicago Tribune, and above/below are a few video excerpts from our sets. Additional footage will be posted soon.

More exciting events are on the horizon including my quartet with Joe Locke appearing at The Chicago Jazz Festival and the debut of my sextet at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC with some of my favorite East Coast musicians. To read more about these and other upcoming performances along with release info on a couple fantastic new recordings of which I’m a part, check out my summer newsletter HERE.

I am honored to be a recipient of Chamber Music America’s 2014 New Jazz Works Grant supported by The Doris Duke Foundation! The new project will feature my sextet (2 woodwinds, trumpet/flugelhorn and rhythm section) plus a string quartet. Details coming soon, so stay tuned…