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!
3:30 – Vocalist Sammy Sohn and saxophonist Paul Cotton perform 4 Vocalises in MTB 2013.
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.
My new friends Bubreg² had a great 2018 with successes all over Europe. I had the pleasure of meeting clarinetist Bence Bubreg in Szentendre, Hungary last July and thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful conversation about all things musical – from performance to composition and beyond. Unfortunately, his brother, saxophonist Márton was unable to join us as… Continue Reading
Nearly six months after its release, it’s good to know that some nice reviews are coming in for LIGHT AND SHADOWS, WAVES AND TIME. The latest comes from Sven Godenrath, a critic and opera aficionado from Hamburg, who includes the following: In the first part of “Light and Shadows – Luminant shadows” begins the piano, played… Continue Reading
I had a wonderful time in Zagreb at the World Saxophone Congress July 11-14, 2018! I saw old friends, made new ones, and participated in rehearsals and masterclasses of my music, and heard beautiful performances of my music and more by some of the best musicians on the planet. Here is a brief summary in… Continue Reading
The 18th World Saxophone Congress begins one month from today, and I am excited to see old friends, meet new ones, and to hear several performances of my music at the University of Zagreb Academy of Music! So far, here are the performances of my music that I know about: July 10 Scotty Phillips… Continue Reading
In its original form, Elegy is the second movement of my Duo Sonata for clarinet and alto saxophone, which was composed in late 2001 for saxophonist Timothy McAllister and clarinetist Alan Woy. I composed this movement in the span of about 2 hours on a Sunday in November that year. It was the first bit… Continue Reading
Here is some history about the origins and recording of of Light and Shadows, my second sonata for alto saxophone and piano. This recording features saxophonist Stephen Page and pianist Liz Ames. It was recorded by John Cates at Bates Recital Hall at The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin… Continue Reading
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
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
A few comments about des ondes et les temps, which opens and closes Light and Shadows, Waves and Time to be released on Navona Records on April 13, 2018. This recording features Casey Grev on tenor saxophone in his pure form, and in a remixed version. Cheers! Pre-order Light and Shadows, Waves and Time. Continue Reading