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 ...

Kenny Wheeler

I published two pieces about Kenny Wheeler on the Festival of New Trumpet Blog at fontmusic.org. I’ve been volunteering for the festival since earlier this year, and I’ve been incredibly impressed with the people I’ve worked with so far. ...