Happy New Year! The first few shows of 2018 are coming up in the back half of January, and they all feature local jazz and hip hop… Read more “Winter Shows: Hip Hop& Jazz in the Bay”
It was an absolute honor to perform Stravinsky’s Petrushka with the Palo Alto Philharmonic for their Winter concert. Congrats to Guy Clark for nailing the solo!
It’s rare as a musician to land a job where get to be composer, director, and performer, all in one. But that’s exactly what Kumi… Read more “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”
Hey everyone! This is just an announcement that I’m playing 1st trumpet in Lyric Theatre’s production of Oklahoma! up in San Jose. I’m a little late – we… Read more “Oklahoma! with Lyric Theatre”
Very excited to announce that I’ll be performing at the 60th annual Monterey Jazz Festival tomorrow! Downbeat’s at 12:30 pm. We’ve got an exciting set, I’ll post about… Read more “60th Monterey Jazz Festival with the UCSC Jazz Combo”
June 18th, 2017 marks 50 years since the death of John Coltrane, who passed away at the age of 40. This is yet another milestone reached this… Read more “John Coltrane’s 50th Anniversary, John Altman, and Jazz Jams at the Brunswick”
Just posted about seeing Roy Hargrove at the New Morning in Paris, check it out at Muse-Tripper.
Just posted a quick blurb on Yazz Ahmed, a UK-based Bahraini-British jazz trumpet player over on Muse-Tripper. I discovered via, ironically, her article on SFJazz. Making a… Read more “Muse-Tripper: Yazz Ahmed”
As suspected, this dusty pile of 1600 VHS tape actually contains some shining gems of jazz performances you couldn’t get anywhere else. Read about the latest over… Read more “Video Gems and Local Shows”