I write about the arts and various topics, and help artists write about their own work.

Blog Posts

How to Write a Better Bio: Advice for Artists and Musicians
Grant Writing Basics: Finding Individual Arts Grants that Fit
Build Your Arts Career By Building Your Community: Promote Your Work In A Healthy Way

Essay

Chicago’s EveryPeople Workshop Shapes its Future with Inspiration From the Past for New Music Box
Keeping Portland Creative
for New Music Box

Kenny Wheeler: Profile of an Incredible Career
for the FONT Blog
– This profile was written in anticipation of Wheeler’s 2011 appearance at FONT in New York City.
What Will We Do Without the Avant-Garde? – My experience playing Christian Wolff’s music with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Interview

Brian McWhorter
Jeff Kaiser

Nate Wooley
co-presented with FONT
Nick Smart on Kenny Wheeler for the FONT Blog

Album Reviews

A small selection of my reviews, interviews and profiles for this blog.

Harris Eisenstadt’s September Trio for About.com
Concert Review: Darius Jones Trio at Littlefield
from the 2011 Undead Jazz Festival for About.com

Fiction/Poetry

feathered – Commissioned by John Sutton and the EveryPeople Workshop for their Short Short Stories series.