Spring 2021: What a Year 

There's not much I can say that hasn't already been said about the last 15 months. We are definitely seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and I couldn't be more thankful that live music is slowly starting to come back. It will take some time before the music community is at full strength, and we lost a big LA venue when the blue whale closed its doors at the end of December. But I am very excited to see how the music community will respond, and what new venues may appear to help fill that void.

Once you are comfortable, I urge you to go and see live music. Experience live music. We have never been more starved of what live entertainment provides, and I don't feel that we will ever be more appreciative than we are right now. The sense of community and brother/sisterhood that live music fosters is something beyond words, and I can't wait for all of you to jump back in.

As for me, I am slowly starting to pick things back up in finishing the album I was recording in January + February 2020. Lots of work left to do, but I am hopeful that I can release the record before the end of the year. Thanks as always to Steve Markarian and Ghost Note Records for being in my corner and keeping the engine moving.

Enjoy yourselves this year as best you can. Live music is back. And that's music to my ears.

SPRING 2020: 4 Recording Sessions Down + Spring 2020 Baked Potato Residency 


  Progress is being made on the new album, and my excitement just keeps growing exponentially with each recording session. Two LA sessions, one NYC session and a piano duo session in Montreal are all in the bag. 11 musicians have been included on the album, with 3-4 more left to go! One more NYC session is on the books for April, and then all the tracking will be finished.

  I'm particularly excited to explore the editing process with this record. I know that in this day and age, it's more en vogue to focus on singles, soundbites, earworms - anything that is quickly and easily digestible. But I've always wanted to make a studio record that feels complete from top to bottom. Not just putting the songs in the right order, but crafting transitions, interludes, and the like. I know that there are still people out there that want to listen to and appreciate a record as a body of work, not just a collection of singles. And I look forward to hopefully meeting those expectations!


  In other exciting news, I'll be playing a 3-month residency at the Baked Potato, one of the coolest jazz clubs in LA (if not the world!) and a venue that has been dear to my heart since childhood. I grew up going to shows at this place, and when I was lucky enough to book my first show there in 2012, I recorded it for posterity - and it became my first album. I couldn't be happier to finally be setting up a semi-regular engagement at this club! We'll be there the last Monday of the month in March (30th), April (27th) and May (25th).