NPR video on networked music performance

I appear briefly in a video by NPR’s “Jazz Night in America” called “Playing Music Together Online Is Not As Simple As It Seems,” and they did a great job of explaining the issues a lot musicians are facing now. They focused their story on the challenges of playing together in tight synchrony, which is … Read more

Pulitzer for Central Park 5!

I’m thrilled that my teacher, Anthony Davis, received the Pulitzer Prize for his opera The Central Park Five! I performed on the premieres last summer and wrote a post here about how powerful a work it was, as well as how Anthony had changed my understanding of Duke Ellington’s music and so much more when … Read more

Podcast interview on The Checkout

I recently enjoyed a conversation about networked music performance with Simon Rentner for his WBGO podcast, The Checkout. I appreciate him posting the whole conversation since it’s rare to get a chance to talk about this topic in the media in so much detail. Simon wanted some background because he and WBGO are hosting a … Read more

New videos: Intro to networked music performance

In response to the recent surge of interest in how to play music with people via internet, I recently made a series of 5 intro videos on this topic, with examples of what is possible on home networks and an overview of what is required, focused specifically on the software program JackTrip. I also updated … Read more

Full concert video, Changing Tides II

The video of our 2020 telematic Changing Tides II concert between California and Korea is now on YouTube. The playlist has all 6 compositions, with a total duration of about an hour. I am so grateful to our many wonderful collaborators on this project, in both Seoul and San Diego! (Full credits in the notes … Read more

Concerts with Anthony Davis and Mark Dresser

It was wonderful to play the music of my mentors and friends Anthony Davis and Mark Dresser in a couple recent trio concerts we recently did, one as part of the CSUF New Music Festival run by Pam Madsen, and another at UCSD.

Changing Tides 2

After over a year of technological and creative collaboration, yesterday we finally enjoyed peforming Changing Tides 2, a telematic concert with musicians and audiences in both Seoul, Korea and San Diego, California. This concert built on our first Changing Tides project in 2016, and we included some new musicians as well as expanding the scenic … Read more

Winter wasteLAnd digibone set

I enjoyed being part of the “winter wasteLAnd” mini-festival in LA this December, playing a solo digibone set. It was a diverse two-night festival of contemporary music, part of the wasteLAnd series that is now in its 7th season. Here’s an excerpt from my set, with thanks to Matt Savitsky for capturing video:  

Map score by Phillip Greenlief

Fall 2019 news

In early November I had 3 performances in the San Francisco Bay area with a ton of inspiring musicians, including a quintet with Beth Schenck, Tim Perkis, Lisa Mezzacappa, Kjell Nordeson; an opportunity to guest with Phillip Greenlief’s PGLRG, which included many super creative improvisers playing PG’s map scores (one pictured here); and a solo … Read more

Digibone Forest

My new solo trombone+computer album, Digibone Forest, is now out on Accretions! You can stream or purchase it in all the usual places (links below). Thanks for listening! Apple Music Spotify Bandcamp Google Play Amazon CD Baby

Anthony Davis’ Central Park 5

This week, I’m thrilled to be playing in the pit for The Central Park Five, a new opera by Anthony Davis commissioned by Long Beach Opera. When I studied with Anthony twenty years ago, he completely altered my understanding of Duke Ellington’s music by (among other things) explaining how Ellington’s way of writing for the … Read more

Telematic performance in Colombia

I had a great time last week “beaming in” to perform at the Festival Internacional de la Imagen in Manizales, Colombia, as part of the on the Tele-Espacios Activos series directed by Mario Humberto Valencia. This is my 5th year collaborating with Mario and others there on a telematic concert, and this year instead of … Read more