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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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

Quintet @ JustJazz series

LeRoy Downs and others are putting in a labor of love to sustain the weekly “Just Jazz” concert series in LA, and it was a pleasure to lead a band playing some of my recent compositions there this week with 4 incredible musicians: Nicole Mitchell, Mark Dresser, Joshua White and Alex Cline. Thanks to LeRoy … Read more

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 Música Contemporánea U de Caldas (EMCUC, pictured), directed by Yovanny Betancur, in preparation for an upcoming telematic concert … Read more

Ain’t Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You

I’m excited to be a part of the Mark Dresser Seven’s latest album, “Ain’t Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You,” just released by Clean Feed Records. Always grounded by Mark’s incredible bass playing and composing, the band also features the brilliant contributions of Nicole Mitchell, Marty Ehrlich, Keir GoGwilt, Joshua White, Jim Black. Press … Read more

Sextet music @ Sam First

I had a great time playing my music at Sam First in LA yesterday with a phenomenal sextet: Nicole Mitchell (flute), Jeff Parker (guitar), Joshua White (piano), Emma Dayhuff (bass) and Alex Cline (drums).  (photo by Dean Westerfield)

Sound It Out in NYC

I enjoyed a chance to play in NYC last weekend on the Sound It Out series at Greenwhich Music House with my trio, with Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss, along with special guest vocalist Fay Victor. We played some newer music and reworked some pieces from past trio albums, all of it expanded by Fay’s … Read more

Duo with Joshua White

I loved playing an electro-acoustic duo gig with Joshua White at the Blue Whale in November. Joshua played piano and keyboard, sometimes simultaneously, and I was also using both trombone and laptop. Joshua always inspires me with his moment to moment creative choices and after so many years of collaborating with him in acoustic bands, … Read more