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Watch Some New Music

For those who missed the live streamed premiere of Unsolitary II on May 5th, you can catch it on YouTube now. Set 1: Kim Nucci Set 2: Lewis Jordan & Karl Evangelista (16:15) Set 3: Nathan Clevenger Trio w Jordan Glenn & Cory Wright (37:10) Audio & video captured by the peerless Myles Boisen. The […]

Gigs, More or Less, and a New Album!

A few pieces of news and my first real gig/gig-type events in some time, for your consideration: A week from today, on April 27th, I will be making an appearance on a weekly live streaming show hosted by the great singer/songwriter/pianist, Michelle Amador. Michelle is a fantastic host and her format is a loose chat […]

Hello, Strangers

I trust there is not much mystery regarding the silence here, but it seems like as good a time as any to offer a brief rundown of some recent projects as well as a glimpse of what’s coming up in early 2021. Since we’ve been sheltering in place, I’ve been writing as much music as I […]

5 June 2020

As you may know, today is another Bandcamp Day, which means all proceeds from music you purchase goes directly to artists, many of whom are passing them along to the causes they support. I’m directing proceeds to Campaign Zero (https://www.joincampaignzero.org/) and Communities for a Better Environment (http://www.cbecal.org/about/mission-vision/). This includes sales of the newly released studio […]

don’t know where / don’t know when…

None of us are sure when either day-job work or gigs will return…scary times. If you’re in a position to do so, and feel like it — and if you’re not already directing all of your cash to worthy causes like Cat Town or Temescal Arts Center — please feel encouraged to purchase a copy […]

You win this round…

The Ashen Cleric gig scheduled for March 24th, 2020 at the California Jazz Conservatory has been postponed on account of plague. Hopefully we’ll have a new date sooner or later. Be safe out there.

‘for dcb’ 2/20/20 @ CJM

Tomorrow night — Thursday 2/20 — I will be at the SF Contemporary Jewish Museum, presenting the premiere performance of an extended work for quintet, dedicated to the late, great poet/musician/polemicist David Berman.  Admission is free and our performance begins in the YOD Gallery (2nd floor) at 7 PM sharp. The ensemble is:    Cory […]

Stateless Debrief

The Stateless album release gigs — at the Makeout Room in December and Temescal Arts Center in January — were genuinely affirming and successful events which left me feeling uncommonly…well…good! Thank you to everyone who participated and attended. Debuting a couple big new pieces at the TAC show was particularly gratifying and, all in all, […]

Come ye!

Stateless Liner Notes 10/10: Mornings In Feudal Japan

I feel like I have discussed this tune’s origin frequently over the years, but that may just be because it is the oldest piece on the album, by a significant margin. Debuting way back in 2010, ‘Mornings in Feudal Japan’ went through an extensive retooling process over the years, as I worked to hone the […]