Tag Archives: broadway

April 24

Divergent Directions: Music in the Twentieth Century

Music in the twentieth century saw composers moving in multiple directions. Some sought to break free from the strictures of harmony and the conventions of previous periods, while others rejected modernist ideologies. Nearly all composers felt the influence of communist and fascist regimes in Europe, either directly through censorship, or through working in opposition. The […]

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 […]

January 20

This Week’s Shows 1.20.17

Sometimes variety can be seem quite strange when you step back and take it at face value. Each night this week I’ve found myself in very different musical situations. Tonight I’ll be putting on leather pants, full makeup, and a leather vest to play a rock show, last night I did a really great Billy […]

October 29

This week’s shows 10-29-16

It’s been a couple of favorites and a couple of new new acts recently. Bruce Springsteen to broadway, nice arrangements with a fantastic pianist, and some faces I haven’t  seen for a while. Ben Mills has one of my favorite shows to play. It’s rock n roll; the Boss, Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart, et al. […]

October 05

This week’s shows 10-5-16

It’s  been a few weeks since I’ve done a weekly review. Lots of things going on lately. I’ve played a lot of different shows: vocalists, violinists, big band, broadway, rock, motown…all sorts of stuff. Unfortunately, I’ve also been straightening out some issues in my band. I’ve got a new drummer and a new trombonist so […]