Hometown: Buffalo, NY
October 12, 2012
Soprano, Alto, Tenor & EWI. Also some Latin percussion.
Although I love to play standards and blues, my main interest has been in the composed music that came after and was the product of the modal and free jazz movement. I studied with Roy Nathanson of the Jazz Passengers in the early nineties and became seriously hooked on the Knitting Factory and Sweet Basil scene at that time. The music I love most is the stuff that is deeply knowledgeable of the tradition and, with that foundation, heads off on new paths
Any of the above.
I have a solid background in theory and I can apply quite a bit. That said, there's always more to know and ways to know it better.
I read lead sheets and fully written scores.
I'm a east coast transplant who is passionate about jazz in all of its beautiful forms. I'm particularly interested in composing, playing in small ensemble settings and, of course, jamming. I would love to meet some like minded musicians to play with