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 last May in Irvine.
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 many others. The following week, … Read more
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 Crawford. You can now watch … Read more
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 range of contemporary artists, and … Read more