I hope this year brings new insights, new ideas and fresh air to you. It has been a little crazy, but i hope you have family and friends to keep you positive. Much love from Spain.
I would like to take the time and share with you my new recording, WHAT IS NOW.
It was conceived as a vinyl release so there are two sides to it. Side A contains an abstract sound composition entitled, Migration Suite: Music for Woodwinds and Jazz Ensemble. This recording was recorded live in Berlin in September…Read more
Thank you! To everyone who donated, shared and listened. I’m touched at all the people who responded to the music and the call for donations around the world.
With the final push yesterday, the Migration Suite Fundraiser made its goal! Some of you found ways to donate directly, outside of the FB fundraiser, which is very much appreciated. Thank you for making the extra effort.
I believe it really will make a difference. This project was important to me, not only to raise money for people in need, but to…Read more
I hope we are learning many things about ourselves and our loved ones during this unique time in the world. I hope most of it is positive and that we are reflecting on what is important to us.
I decided to put together some short videos entitled “Tapas de Monk.” Thelonious Monk is one of my favorite jazz musicians so I finally had the guts to record these. They are short pieces of some of my favorite Monk tunes. I think it is a right of passage for many jazz musicians to learn these tunes and break…Read more
Life has changed recently for all of us. It is my hope we can use this time to reflect and better ourselves by this experience. I have decided to use this time for a positive time of reflection and get things done around the house. Remember that shelf you have been meaning to put up or paint that wall? Well “now is the time” as Charlie Parker played. :)
Spain has been in lockdown for almost a week. The streets usually filed with smiles, cafes and chattering have disappeared. It is quite a change of…Read more
José Feliciano sings one of my favorite canciones! :)
Happy to see the academy got it right this year in my opinion. It was my favorite movie last year. Also congratulations to Hildur Guðnadóttir who got an Oscar for Best Original Score in a Motion Picture. We crossed paths a few years ago while I was in Berlin and happy to see someone as talented and hard working as her to win the award. :))
I have moved to Spain from Berlin and enjoying the lifestyle here. I called a few musicians in Barcelona and did a jam which is on my latest news page on my website to celebrate. Please check it out and come along with me on this new journey :-)))
Not many people know how much of a basketball fan I am. My close friends do but many others think I am just a musical geek, in which I am but always been a fan of sports. I have said many times, I am a failed athlete who turned into a musician. :-))
I want to share this excerpt I wrote while I was living in Berlin, it is dated April 14, 2016.
What can I say? Kobe has retired and yes….. i know its been covered too many times, but for me its been a look into my past. I have always been critical of Kobe…Read more