My summer happy place: on a paddle board near Breezy Point, NY
I hope you all had a great summer! I had a summer jam packed with summer fun. Here are a few photos of the highlights.
Recording a very special project in my hometown of Sarnia, Ontario. I will have more details to share about this soon…read more
The month of May went by in a blur of activity. I was very busy making music, teaching and celebrating family (we had a lot of birthdays, an anniversary, a baptism and the birth of my nephew (!!!!!) this month).
April went by in the blink of an eye with several cool events that I really enjoyed.
First off I went out to Kalamazoo, Michigan to do a concert at the Jazz and Creative Institute. I had the great fortune of playing with some local all stars, including my old NYC trumpet pal Benje Daneman, drummer Keith Hall and bassist Aiden Cafferty (who drove straight over from his Master’s recital). We played a fun set to a terrific audience, which included Canadian saxophonist/composer Andrew Rathbun, piano wizard Matthew Fries and recent Downbeat award (and my former student) Nicholas Olynciw. continue reading