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4-Sep-2017BMI Jazz Composers 2017-2018
Honored to be accepted into this year’s BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. For those unfamiliar, the program provides group discussion and rehearsal time with a professional ensemble at no-cost to composers wishing to experiment with new music for the Big Band instrumentation. While my preference has been a more compact and varied 10-member ensemble writing, this opportunity […]
1-May-2015Adventures of Cow! with Choral Chameleon
The classic tale of a Cow finding his way home and ending up on TV. I’ve been entrusted to set this storybook to music with the talented crew of Choral Chameleon and myself on woodwinds. Buy Tickets May 16/21 From the press release: Choral Chameleon, winner of the 2015 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, […]
The topic of form came up while catching up with a friend yesterday, more specifically how music tends to develop after the initial theme or themes have been established. It’s literally called the development section in music theory textbooks. It got me thinking about the role of growth and development in our own lives and […]
Music has always offered me a comfort by allowing me to clearly explore and express feelings and in a way that I cannot with words. Recent events in my life have amplified my need to express myself and I’ve decided to create and share an improvisation a day for the near future. Rather than clutter […]
Get a glimpse into the inspiration behind Polebridge tonight on NPR’s Montana Evening Edition. Recorded archive available online at any time.
13-Jun-2013Polebridge CD Release Highlights
A photo from our Polebridge CD release last night in New York. Thanks to SubCulture for hosting us, the band for their excellent playing, my friends for their help in coordinating and to the warm and receptive audience.
5-Jun-2013CD Release Next Tuesday in NYC
Come celebrate the launch of my new disc that blends chamber music with the wild west – Polebridge. Party starts next Tuesday, June 11th 9:30p at SubCulture in NYC. Save $3 by buying your ticket in advance. Shows opens with a short solo set of the incredible Classical guitarist Rupert Boyd.
23-Apr-2013Behind the Scenes with Sketch #1
Hot off the video presses, a behind-the-scenes look at Petr Cancura’s brilliant playing on “Sketch #1”. Petr is a great guy and musician – you can learn more about his music at petrcancura.com Keeping in touch is the lifeblood of an independent musician. When you subscribe to my newsletter it does just that, plus it’s […]
14-Apr-2013Polebridge Playtime at Plutek’s
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a bunch of microphones and a noise making device that I’m totally in love with from some tracking I did this week. Speaking of, recording is almost complete for my new Polebridge album and we’re excited to be launching the disc on June 11th at SubCulture (tickets). Thanks again to […]