04.14.14Ballard Jazz Festival

I'll be at the Ballard Jazz Festival in Seattle next week with some of my favorite musicians- Clark Sommers, Dana Hall, and Chad McCullough. We'll play sets in various configurations as Ba(SH), the Spin Quartet and the Dana Hall Trio for the Wednesday night "Brotherhood of the Drum" at Conor Byrne Pub and the Friday night Jazz Walk at the New York Fashion Academy. Spin will also be at Locol Barley and Vine Thursday...hope to see all my Seattle friends and family this week!

07.18.13New CDs from Ba(SH), Ryan Cohan and Matt Ulery!!

Several of my favorite groups are coming out with new CDs this summer:Ryan Cohan's "The River" ((Motema) and Matt Ulery's "Wake an Echo" (Greenleaf) were just released this month, while Clark Sommers' debut "Ba(SH)" will be available from Origin in August. I'm honored to be a part of all of these projects, which I think make a strong statement about the vitality and creativity of the Chicago scene today,and I hope you'll check them out!

01.22.13Melba! featured on NPR's The JazzSet!

I'm thrilled that Melba!, commissioned by Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works program, was recently featured on NPR's The JazzSet with host Dee Dee Bridgewater. You can stream the program from their website, as well as many other excellent JazzSet concerts.