Musician, Podcaster

DOAC 11.1.11

Happy November. Instead of going to the piano today, I went straight to the coffee. After that I went to the piano. Then I started making pencil marks on my paper. I remember I told you about the big paper that I accidentally ordered from the internet, or ...

DOAC: 10.28.11

Instead of going for the trumpet today, I went straight to the piano. As I was saying before, I’m working on a piece that is all tied together with a single theme. This can be a tough thing to do as it requires a discipline over a long period of ...

DOAC 10.26.11

Began actually working on this piece in earnest, after thinking about it for several months. I decided to start improvising with some themes and played trumpet for about an hour, sometimes going to the piano and sometimes opening the refrigerator and ...

Diary of a Composer

Welcome to the first post of this blogging project. As you may or may not know already, I was the very proud and very surprised recipient of a Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Grant in 2011. This is a great program which includes as its centerpiece a ...