1 Way @ the Go Factory 2.27.17

I had a great opportunity last night to play four of my own original compositions at the 10th anniversary of the 1Way series at the Go Factory on the West Side of Cleveland. I was actually amongst the first performers at this series 10 years ago and haven’t been back since so it was nice to see how the scene has grown and changed. Dan and Chuck, the hosts, have really done a great job of cultivating this series into a vital and thriving format for creative performances.


Last night’s show began with the Sopko, Tomino, Wenninger Trio improvising for 45 minutes or so which served as a nice contrast to my half of the performance. For my part, I played my compositions Forever Bright, Northern Stomp, Most Magical Night, and Aeolian Reeds. Two of these are unaccompanied and two are with prerecorded audio track. 1Way is a great forum to perform at for someone like me who strives to use space and dynamics to the greatest possible extent because the audience is very attentive and is comfortable with both extremes of the dynamic range.

This was the first of three concerts I’m doing this week and next of my own music so it was great to start off with a strong performance in front of a good crowd who was interested and receptive. Next up, I’ll be presenting my composition Most Magical Night at the NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance) conference on Saturday.