Happy New Year! My new album, Animus, will be available on CD, Vinyl (!!) and Bandcamp on March 2nd, 2023! Singles from the record will be released on streaming platforms starting February 3rd.
Pre-save the first single here!
And pre-save the second one here!
This will be my first release on Passerine Records! The record features Gustavo Cortiñas on drums, Erik Skov on guitar, and special guest James Davis on trumpet. This is very different from my first record and I couldn’t be happier with it. Release show at Hungry Brain (Chicago) on March 3rd!
Michael Brenneis interviewed me to promote my trio’s show in Madison through BlueStem Jazz. The show on Saturday, 7/2 will feature two creative dancers improvising along with us. Check it out here!
I’m excited to share the news that I’ve received a grant from Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Their Individual Artist Program awarded 238 artists a total of $1.5 million! I’ll use the grant to record my second full-length album with my new trio. Lookout for new music later this year!
My wonderfully creative friend Jack was kind enough to interview me on his podcast. I talk about my album from last year and other aspects of music and creativity. Check it out and subscribe to the podcast!
Echoes of Thought has been receiving positive reviews from publications like All About Jazz and Jazz Trail. I hope you’ll read what folks are saying about the album!
Can’t wait to play with the Echoes of Thought Sextet once again! We’re playing Maas Building, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, and an invite-only show in Bala Cynwyd. All three shows should be a blast! Full details above and on my calendar page. Poster design by Jack at John Lundquist LLC.
My debut album with my Philadelphia sextet is out now! Release shows in later October! Thank you all for your support. Please check out the music on Spotify, Apple Music, or buy a CD on Bandcamp. Peace!
My project from earlier this year, “Felt Cute, Might Delete Later,” has been selected to be a part of Big Muddy Dance Co’s inaugural Screen Dance Festival! Very excited to be featured in this great community! Check it out!
I’m featured on a new record by trumpeter Elliot Bild that is being released next week (11/25/2020). “Isms” was recorded live at Chris’ Jazz Cafe last year, and features some of Philadelphia’s finest jazz musicians. It’s always a treat playing Elliot’s music, check it out! Philadelphia Jazz Project did a really nice writeup about the album!
You can now hear me with different quartets every weekend at James Restaurant and Bar in Philadelphia. Check the Calendar page for details.