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 about creativity during the quarantine, with a chance for the guests to present snippets of works in progress. I expect to share glimpses of some fun upcoming work — including new music and a trailer for a new film collaboration — so please do tune in live, as I don’t believe it will be available after the fact. You can find out more and join Michelle’s mailing list here.
On May 8th, the second installment of the streaming Unsolitary Music Fest will be online, by the grace of the talented and tireless Karl Evangelista. One of the 3 acts featured is my new trio, featuring longtime collaborators Cory Wright and Jordan Glenn. We were recorded — socially distanced but in person! — by the great Myles Boisen at his Oakland studio. The set is all new music written during — and mostly about — the quarantine experience. It was absolutely incredible to be making music in real time with other musicians for the first time in a year. More details on this soon!
Within the next month or two, I will be releasing a new album, Five Memos from the New Millennium. Five Memos is a suite of pieces I composed for musicians sheltering in place, dedicated to personal musical hero, and Covid casualty, Lee Konitz. Comprised of solos and duos, the pieces were recorded by some of my favorite musicians, specifically Kasey Knudsen, Sam Bevan, Lisa Mezzacappa, John Finkbeiner, Cory Wright, Beth Schenck, and Mark Clifford. I can’t wait for you to hear this! More on the release date soon.
Thank you for reading.