Residency in Manizales, Colombia

I’ve enjoyed developing collaborations and friendships over the past five years in Manizales, Colombia, and I had another wonderful trip there last week for a short residency at UCaldas. I worked on improvisation techniques with the Ensamble M├║sica Contempor├ínea U de Caldas (EMCUC, pictured), directed by Yovanny Betancur, in preparation for an upcoming telematic concert on June 11 within the Festival Internacional de la Imagen, for which Wilfrido Terrazas and I will perform telematically from California with EMCUC, playing compositions by Ana Maria Romano, Juan David Rubio, Hector Fabio Torres, Wilfrido Terrazas and myself. I also taught some classes for jazz and composition students as well as a workshop for a great trombone studio at UCaldas.