Category Archives: Concerts

October 03

This Week’s Shows 10.3.21

This week was a nice change of pace and an opportunity to put my clarinet on the back burner for a bit and focus on saxophone. I had two events, one a big corporate fashion show at Bents Garden Center, and the second a birthday party at a restaurant called Gorge. For the Bents fashion […]

September 26

This Week’s Shows 9.26.21

Two very different dates with the band this week. The first was an afternoon benefit performance in Altrincham for the Music Place, which is a community music education center for kids. It was held at a pretty interesting place called Stutter and Twitch. This record label/coffee shop/record shop/cocktail and beer spot has a little stage […]

August 20

This Week’s Shows 8.20.21

Two very different gigs this past week, The Welcome Back Festival in Warrington and a wedding in Altrincham. We played two different slots on two different stages at the Welcome Back Festival under the name Gypsies of Bohemia. The festival was designed to kick start high street businesses as we come out of lockdown and […]

April 06

Recording Hindemith

As the current coronavirus pandemic has forced us all into isolation, I’ve taken on the challenge of recording both parts of Paul Hindemith’s  Konzertstück für zwei Altsaxophone. I must say that I’m late in coming to Hindemith’s music. To my own detriment, I’ve somewhat consciously avoided his music over the years. Hindemith’s music has always seemed […]

April 02

Goa Variations I

Those who know me personally know that I have a deep affinity for the music of Terry Riley, particularly his early compositions where he’s playing saxophone and/or keyboards. (Reed Streams, Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band, Shri Camel, Rainbow in Curved Air, Descending Moonshine Dervishes, etc.) Just today I’ve finished the first in a series […]

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 […]