Dec. 2017
12/2/2017 - 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 NYC for about a month to celebrate the Holidays with my sons and do a few gigs. It's been a good fall overall. Last week we put together a really fun concert honoring Leonard Bernstein. We had a jazz quintet, plus violin and cello and three wonderful singers. I arranged 12 of the pieces we performed, which included excerpts from West Side Story, On the Town, Candide, On the Waterfront, and other lesser known pieces. We also did our regular weekly jam session known as The Hang. I traveled away from Winnipeg for just a few days in October for one gig in NYC and to see my younger son Shane. When I get back to New York I'll be seeing friends at some holiday parties, doing a recording Dec 17-18th with an old friend and great Big Band writer Mike Holober, playing a benefit for the Police Benevolent Society on the 19th, and leading my quartet at the Kitano on the 22nd. I also hope to maybe do a reading session of some Nonet music that we looked at at the start of this year. Next semester I hope to get a lot of comp. and arranging done for nonet and Big Band. Have a great holiday, thanks for checking in, looking forward to a great 2018!
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...
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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...