My new recording, “Thought and Memory”, is out today on BJU Records! You can find it on all streaming platforms. Physical copies of the compact disc are available via my page on Bandcamp
The official album release show for my new recording, “Thought and Memory”, will take place at the Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn (636 Dean Street) on Sunday, September 17th at 7pm. Tickets are $25 at the door, or in advance here.
Joining me for this show are: Gideon Forbes on saxophone, Aleksi Glick on guitar, Jeff Koch on bass, and David Hawkins on drums.
My quartet will be going on tour as part of the release of my new recording, “Thought and Memory”, from September 21st to 29th.
My quartet for this tour features Mathias Jensen on bass, David Hawkins on drums, Lolivone de la Rosa on guitar (9/21-23), and Aleksi Glick on guitar (9/25-29)
The stops on our tour include:
- 9/21 Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Weatherford, OK
- 9/22 University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab – Edmond, OK
- 9/23 The Ship – Kansas City, MO
- 9/25 Creighton Prep – Omaha, NE
- 9/26 Boiler Brewing Company – Lincoln, NE
- 9/27 Vangarde Arts – Sioux City, IA
- 9/28 Augustana University – Sioux Falls, SD
- 9/28 R Wine Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
- 9/29 South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
If tickets are available, I have linked them in the list above.
I am proud to announce a new album of my music, titled “Thought and Memory”. It will be released on September 8th 2023 on Brooklyn Jazz Underground (BJU) Records. This album consists of seven of my compositions. The first four were written in New York City and the final three tracks are a three movement suite that I began working on during my time in Kabul Afghanistan in 2015.
Joining me on this recording is Adam Hutcheson on alto saxophone, Jeff McLaughlin on guitar, Jeff Koch on bass, and David Hawkins on drums.
It was recorded on May 9th, 2022 by Michael Perez-Cisneros at Big Orange Sheep in Brooklyn. Michael also mixed this project during July of 2022. David Darlington at Bass Hit Studio mastered the tracks on this album. It was produced by Kyle Saulnier and myself.
Lee Hutzulak provided all the graphic design elements and artwork.
Check back here for links to this music on September 8th!
My trio will take part in the summer music series at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow New York on Sunday, July 23rd. The Reformed Church of the Tarrrytowns holds seven special music sundays throughout the summer, and my music will accompany a church service held on July 23rd. Joining me for this performance is Aleksi Glick on guitar and Gary Wang on bass.
My quartet will perform as part of the Park Slope Art Fair on Saturday June 3rd on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn, between 1st and 2nd street. Joining me from 5-6pm will be Jeff Mclaughlin on guitar, Mathias Jensen on bass, and Eric Reeves on drums.
My trio will take part in the Brooklyn Conservatory’s music festival, Open Stages, on Saturday May 13th. Spanning the majority of Park Slope Brooklyn, this festival showcases a variety of musical acts around the neighborhood from 3-8pm. My trio, with Aleksi Glick on guitar and Mathias Jensen on bass, will perform from 3-4pm at 814 Union Street. Mathias and I will also perform from 5-6pm at 450 3rd Street as part of an interactive art/music exhibit. More information at https://bkcm.org/event/os23/
Dancer and Choreographer Jonathan Gonzalez will present a new work entitled “Practice” on Friday June 17th, 2022 at the Clemente Soto Arts Center in Manhattan. I will join percussionist William Catanzaro to provide the musical background for this event.
More information here: https://lmcc.net/river-to-river-festival/jonathan-gonzalez/
Rock band Choam Nomsky will present a show at Littlefield (635 Sackett Street) in Brooklyn on Sunday June 5th at 7pm. Performing rock music featuring the writings of Noam Chomsky, this show is also a benefit for Oxfam.
Kyle Saulnier and I spoke after the release of the Awakening Orchestra’s recording “Volume ii: to call her to a higher plain” on Biophilia Records. The full five minute excerpt from the interview is on Youtube here.
Kyle Saulnier’s Awakening Orchestra has released a new recording on Biophilia Records, “Volume ii: To call her to a higher plain”. I was fortunate to be a part of the trumpet section for this recording, and I think the band sounds great. Kyle’s compositions and arrangements are engaging, interesting, and worth a listen.
You can listen to it on bandcamp: https://awakeningorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/volume-ii-to-call-her-to-a-higher-plain
This past summer I was involved in two private performances with a new group of musicians. After our second show, we had the idea of continuing the group, and the PEAK Quartet was born.
- Pablo Masis – Trumpet
- Eric Reeves – Drums
- Adam Hutcheson – Saxophone
- Kenji Yoshitake – Bass
We recorded several videos recently, and I have put some of those up on my YouTube channel. Here is one of us playing my composition “Inference”.
Dave Juarez and Jeff Koch will join me for a tour through the Midwest at the end of September, playing both as a trio and with musicians from the area. We kick things off with a night at The Dead Poet on September 24th, where we played our first show together before heading to the Midwest. The full list of performances is below.
- 9.24 The Dead Poet, NYC – 7:30pm, no cover
- 9.25 The Jewell, Omaha NE – 6:30 & 8:30pm sets, $10 at the door. With David Hawkins on drums.
- 9.26 Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford OK – 7:00pm, free concert.
- 9.27 APCO Med, Oklahoma City OK – 2:00pm, free concert in the cafe.
- 9.29 Boiler Brewing Company, Lincoln NE – 7:00pm, $12 at the door or $10 online.
- 9.30 Westport Coffee House Theater, Kansas City MO – 7:00pm, $10 at the door. With Adam Larson on saxophone and John Kizilarmut on drums.
- 10.2 Vangarde Arts, Sioux City IA – 7:00pm, $10 at the door. With Bobby Scharmann on bass and David Hawkins on drums.
- 10.3 R Wine Bar, Sioux Falls SD – 6:00pm, no cover. With Jonah Bennett on bass and David Hawkins on drums.
My trio will be back at The Dead Poet, at 450 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, for their Lamplight Session on Tuesday July 30th, from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Joining me for the evening will be David Juarez on guitar and Jeff Koch on bass.
My trio has released a new promotional video to introduce the group to a wider audience. Along with myself on trumpet, Dave Juarez on guitar and Jeff Koch on bass, it features three of my original compositions.
Filmed and Edited by Erika Kapin.
I will be joining the David White Jazz Orchestra for an afternoon performance at St. Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Avenue between 53rd and 54th Street) in Manhattan on Wednesday, July 3rd at 1pm.
My trio will be back at The Dead Poet, at 450 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, for their Lamplight Session on Tuesday April 16th, from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Joining me for the evening will be David Juarez on guitar and Jeff Koch on bass.