Upcoming events

  • June 18 and 19, 2022: Performer/improviser on Anthony Davis' opera Central Park Five, at Long Beach Opera

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News

Inspiralings concert review

We had a great time at the Inspiralings concert between San Diego and New York on Nov. 2nd. Thanks to Robert Bush for managing to get a review in the San Diego Reader published the very next day!

Forget The Pixel CD cover

Reviews of Forget the Pixel

It’s gratifying to get reviews that are not only positive but also contain informed, thoughtful insights on the music. My 2011 trio release on Clean Feed Records is getting some quality press, including a Downbeat review by Bill Meyer and a detailed account in All About Jazzby Robert Bush, who also reviewed our live concert … Read more

November in NYC, virtual and live

These days I’m working on a new composition for a 9-piece band that will perform a networked concert between NYU and UC San Diego on Nov. 2. It’s a privilege to compose for a group that includes some of my longtime musical heroes like Oliver Lake and Ikue Mori, among … Read more

Video of Telemotions

Mark Dresser, Myra Melford and I collaborated for nearly a year to develop the music for last April’s Telemotions concerts. The performances were networked between San Diego and Irvine, CA and produced with a huge crew of other artists and technicians, including scenic designer Victoria Petrovich and intermedia artist John … Read more

New score videos

I now have 2 score videos on YouTube,- Fossils and Flows and Forget the Pixel, both from my latest trio album featuring Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss.

MD Trio receives CMA grant

I’m honored that my trio was recently awarded a grant from Chamber Music America through their 2011 New Jazz Works program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. I’ll be composing a new concert-length piece, featuring Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss. The music is inspired by abstract paintings by a … Read more