Summer 2018
7/19/2018 -

It's July 19th, 2018, and I just had a couple of very fun gigs. On Monday my quartet with Bryn Roberts, Matt Clohesy and Quincy Davis played at Dizzy's Coca Cola club. It was our 2nd time there and we had a really fun night. It's a great group I've really enjoyed getting to play with in recent years. Lee Konitz, Aaron Diehl, Bill Charlap, Ted Ronsenthal and a number of other great musicians came down. And Lawrence Fishburne hung out close to band stand the whole 2nd set. Got to talk to him some, great guy! He bought a bunch of CDs too. He happens to be in two of my all time favorite movies ( Apocalypse Now, and the Matrix), so that was pretty cool. On Tuesday I played a concert at the Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd St Y, w/Warren Vache, Bill Charlap, James Chirillo, Todd Coolman, Ted Rosenthal, and Dennis Mackrel. The focus was tunes from the 1920s. Quite a different concept from the mostly original music I'd played the night before. But just a joy to play with those guys, and I had a blast! Next Thursday I'm playing a Bernstein tribute at the Y with Charlap and a group of 7-8 or so. It's the 2nd Bernstein tribute I've done in the past year, including one I put together in Winnipeg. A couple weeks back I went to Winnipeg for a few days to finish up my tenure package and submit it to the dean. Then I had a few days in Northern Illinois with a friend- beautiful area of the country! June was slow, but it gave me needed time to work on my tenure package... I have a few other things to work on this summer. I need to get some paperwork together to upgrade my Canadian residency status. And I hope to get some more composition and arranging done, along with practicing, seeing my boys, and friends in NYC. In mid-August I'll be back in Winnipeg for a week for our jazz camp. After that I have a recording back in NYC. In early Sept. our jazz program at the U of Manitoba will be back in full swing. Thanks for checking in...

Summer 2018

It's July 19th, 2018, and I just had a couple of very fun gigs. On Monday my quartet with Bryn Roberts, Matt Clohesy and Quincy Davis played at...

May 2018

It's May 25th and I'm back in New York. We had a great end to the school year at the U of Manitoba in April. There were a lot of great recitals and...

Dec. 2017
It's Dec. 1st as I write this, and I've got one more week of classes for this semester here in Winnipeg at the U of Manitoba. Then I'll be heading to...
Fall 2017
It's Sunday Oct 8th and I'm in Winnipeg. I got back here Aug 30th and have had a busy 6 weeks. The weather has been beautiful, thankfully. I go in to...
Summer of 2017
It's June 23rd and I'm back in Winnipeg to play some gigs and do some teaching for the Winnipeg Jazz Festival. Always great to see and hear old...
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