Featured in the legendary Downbeat Blindfold Test!

Featured in the legendary Downbeat Blindfold Test!

Featured in the legendary Downbeat Blindfold Test! Earlier this year I was lucky enough to participate in the legendary Downbeat Blindfold Test which was just released in the January issue! They picked some phenomenal tracks, many of which were unknown to me, and...
Reflections on a Dream Year

Reflections on a Dream Year

Reflections on a Dream Year As some of you may know, I was fortunate enough to do an enormous amount of traveling this past year, partly as a result of a sabbatical from my teaching position at Hunter College, where I’ve been director of jazz studies for the...
Spring 2016 Tour Blog Post

Spring 2016 Tour Blog Post

Of course, this will come as no surprise to most of you, but it’s safe to say that this past season of tours could easily be summed up in two tired words: NO SLEEP! Unlike what they teach you in jazz camp it’s not all glamour and glitz on the road. With that being...

“Into the Zone” liner notes

I’ve taken the liberty, once again, to write my own liner notes for my upcoming record: Into the Zone The concept of being in the zone is elusively familiar to most, if not all, creative artists. The “zone” represents a state of mind when the creative process...