Fall 2017
10/9/2017 - 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 my office at the U. of Manitoba just about every day, usually walking or riding my bike through an old golf course that takes up most of the mile or so from door to door. It's a really pretty green space, and I usually see lots of geese, often deer, sometimes rabbits... And there was even a lone moose running around there a few weeks ago! I didn't see it, though I would have liked to; though it might not have been good to be too close... I also often ride my bike up to King's Park near the school, which is really beautiful! I've been focusing on doing the arranging for a concert of Leonard Bernstein's music on Nov 23rd. It will be for piano trio, trumpet, alto, violin, cello, and three singers who will each be singing on 3-4 tunes a piece. I love Bernstein's music, his writings, teaching and vision. It's a challenge, but a fun and inspiring one! I'll be going back to NYC in about a week for a few days for a private gig on Oct 21st with Max Weinberg and to see my son Shane. He's got a small dog walking biz, along with school and working out at a boxing gym. My older son Liam is enjoying college life out of town. Very happy for him! Esp. because he's finding it less stressful than high school. Bronx Science H.S. was no joke! I've got a lot of extra teaching this year, but I don't mind it. I'm happy to be busy. And the students here really are a good, sweet bunch of young people that are a joy to work with. We've been doing the Hang on Wed's, along with a few other gigs on occasion. Once the semester ends in early Dec. I'll be back in NYC for app. a month. I'll be playing The Kitano Dec 22nd, a recording session with Mike Holober the 17+18th, our yearly fundraiser with Max Weinberg and Steve Van Zant for the families of fallen police officers on Dec 19th, and maybe The Jazz Nativity on the 18th as well, if I can get from Mike's recording session to the gig in time; we'll see. The last time I posted here was after we played Dizzy's in June. I had some really nice gigs after that with Bill Charlap at the Y, Scott Reeves, The Mingus Big Band, et al, in July and August. Here's to a great, healthy, positive fall! Will post again around the holidays, Thanks for checking in...
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...
Spring 2017
It's been a very busy first few months of 2017 here at the U. of Manitoba. We're finishing the semester and school year later this month, after a...
November 2016
It's been a really great fall so far. I've been able to do some really fun tours, see some new places, and play a lot of fun gigs! When I last checked...
Evolution CD (Mail Order)
Welcome to the Evolution CD Participant Offer where it is my pleasure to share the creation of this new work with you through ArtistShare.  As a participant, during the course of this project you will have a unique look into the entire...