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!
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NEW Quartet Video Clips and Summer News
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.
CMA 2014 New Works Award
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…
New Film Music Page Now Online!
A new Film Music page is now available on this site featuring some of my work from the Sundance Composers Lab as well as other cues I have composed. You can click on this link to take you there or click on the Film Music drop down tab on the Music menu above. Below is a sample track from the page. Thanks for checking it out!!
Just returned from an incredibly inspiring two weeks with Sundance Institute’s Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Ranch where I had the opportunity to collaborate with an amazingly talented group of artists (composers, Skywalker sound designers, engineers and staff, Sundance directors, technical advisors & editors). Huge thanks to the Sundance Institute for the opportunity!
© 2014 Sundance Institute | Photo by Jen Siska