Category Archives: Clarinet

April 15

Independent Music Award Nomination

I’m very please to share that my trio, the Eddy – Meyer Trio has been nominated for an Independent Music Award, in the category of Best Instrumental Jazz Song of the Year for our recording of “Swing Gitan.” A big thanks to the Independent Music Awards for the recognition! This is a track from our […]

January 08

Hello 2020/2019 Wrap Up

Happy New Year all! Yes, I know it’s a bit late. I closed out 2019 with three rather big and very different gigs all within a week. It was a bit crazy and I logged a lot of miles, but it was fun. I played lead alto for a made-for-tv christmas special at the Beacon […]

November 24

Touché – Clarinet Duet with Fixed Media by Christopher Hopkins

I’ve had the opportunity to perform Christopher Hopkins duet for two clarinets and fixed media a few times recently and have really come to love the piece. Hopkins describes the piece this way: Touché is a single movement duo-concertante in a toccata style. Two clarinet soloists are united in a musical contest, between themselves and […]

April 14

This week’s shows 4.14.19

Well…it’s a lie really, here are some video clips from the past few weeks that I haven’t gotten around to uploading. First off is [M]onte, our Afro-Latin Jazz Collective. A lot of the video is from Casa Nueva a couple of nights ago. The rest is from a few weeks back at Athens Uncorked. It’s […]

January 13

Gypsy Jazz Duo

I’m very pleased to share a new duo that I’ve gotten off the ground over the past few weeks. I’m playing Gypsy Jazz with Jake Eddy on guitar. We’ve played a handful of gigs in Ohio and West Virginia and have another handful on the books for the coming weeks. I had been looking for […]

November 17

This Week’s Shows 11.17.18 A long Overdue Update

I’m back in Ohio and it’s long past time for an update! Big changes are all around this fall. I’ve left the cruise world behind…it was a good run (8+ years) and now it’s time to move on. I’m now in grad school at Ohio University, living in Athens, Ohio. I’m loving being back in […]

February 01

Upcoming February Gigs

I’m very pleased to announce two upcoming gigs in the month of February: On the 10th, I’ll be doing my Saxo/DJ thing at Thai Lanna and Sushi Bar.   I’ll be playing from 7.30-10pm and tickets are $25. It’s a 3-course, fixed menu but I’m pretty sure if you ask nicely you can get anything […]

November 12

Play However You Want [tomorrow night]

Many moons ago, as I was struggling through some Mendelssohn clarinet excerpts, I was given some sage advice in the form of a question. She said to me, “you know you can play the clarinet however you want, right?” I’ve thought about that a lot since that day. What she meant wasn’t that I could […]

April 22

Vintage Sobriquet Videos

Now that I have constant access to blazing fast wifi I found some videos of my band from Indiana days called Sobriquet. Here are two videos from our last gig. The first is an original tune on a pretty epic scale titled ‘Strophs’ and the second is a cover of Radiohead’s ‘Morning Bell.’ The videos […]

February 13

Woodwind doubling — Practical Advice

Here are 6 extremely practical habits that can help to improve your doubles dramatically. These are habits that I’ve acquired from years of experience doubling on multiple woodwinds. While these tips won’t help you improve your technical abilities on your instruments, I believe they are invaluable when it comes to the mechanics of actually switching […]