2019 United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium

The United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium takes place at the George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax, VA on January 11 and 12, 2019. I am looking forward to some wonderful performances of my music! 

Friday, January 11

3:30 – Vocalist Sammy Sohn and saxophonist Paul Cotton perform 4 Vocalises in MTB 2013.

Saturday, January 12

12:00 – Fire Truck Duo (Jonathan Steltzer, saxophone; Matthew Hodgetts, clarinet) performs Duo Sonata in MTB 2013.

1:15 – Saxophonist Matthew Younglove and pianist Liz Ames perform Night Set in the Choral Room.

3:00 – Saxophonists Joseph Lyons and Curtis Gay and pianist Casey Dierlam perform Capriccio in MTB 2013.

5:30 – Saxophonist Kyle Jones and pianist Casey Dierlam perform Night Set in MTB 2013.


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Album Release Notes: of Light and Shadows

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Album Release Notes: Ragahoro Breakdown

A little info about the origins and recording of Ragahoro Breakdown, my second duo for clarinet and alto saxophone. This recording features Duo Entre Nous: clarinetist Jackie Glazier and saxophonist Don-Paul Kahl. It was recorded by Patrick Long at Stretansky Concert Hall at Susquehanna University. Ragahoro Breakdown is featured my forthcoming album Light and Shadows,… Continue Reading

Album Release Notes: Out of Mind, Into Body

A little info about the origins and recording of Out of Mind, Into Body, for solo bass clarinet, from my forthcoming album Light and Shadows, Waves and Time to be released on Navona Records on April 13, 2018. This recording features bass clarinetist John Friedrichs. It was recorded by Rob Zolner at Sara M. Snell Music Theater… Continue Reading

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