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Rob talks to Communist Public Radio (MTPR)

Here’s a link to Rob Mosher talking Polebridge talk to the lovely folks at Montana Public Radio. He says some very kind things about me, for which I am flattered and humbled. Love the talk at the end…I usually tear up a little bit at the end of “Didn’t Ask” also… BTW, I guess this […]

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Polebridge Canadian Tour dates

Just a few short weeks until Polebridge goes on a Canadian release tour! Although my current employment situation puts particular restrictions on my involvement in this one, I am happy to be able to make the shows in Ottawa and Montreal. If you’re of the Canadian persuasion, or are nearby to one of these places, […]

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Polebridge at Montreal Jazz Fest!

In the middle of a crazy season with my current employer, I’m thrilled to say that I’ll be playing with Polebridge at the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival! Rob Mosher and I released the self-titled debut for this group last year, and the band is doing a Canadian release tour, ending in a show at the […]

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Milagres’ Violent Light

I was lucky enough to get to sit down with Kyle Wilson and boys of Milgres a few months back and play some trumpet for their newly released album Violent Light. Sitting alongside Dave Byrd-Marrow, Mark Broschinsky, Matt Musselman, Matt Marks, we played some great lines that Kyle put together, and the finished product is […]

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Back in the Game

It’s been almost a year since I posted last. For those in the know, I’ve been in a transition artistically. I’ve begun a full time job that’s thrown me through a few twists and turns creatively, and keeping up a website hasn’t always seemed like a piece of the puzzle that’s been necessary. It’s not […]

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Laurie Frink

  Laurie Frink passed away today.     I’ve worked with Laurie in many incarnations for all of my fifteen years in New York. Phil Smith first sent me to her when my poor undergraduate embouchure wasn’t able to handle what Juilliard was dealing. I worked with her for an extended time again after I […]

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Polebridge Release!

  Last week at Subculture in Manhattan, this fantastic album was officially launched. Big thanks to the unstoppable Zach Brock, sitting in for John Marcus, and the amazing personalities and talents of Rob Mosher, Stephanie Nilles, and Andrew Small. Putting this together has been a year-long journey for Rob and I, and I’m really happy to […]

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Beat Furrer’s “Fama” with Talea Ensemble

New York is full of hyper-achievers. I saw a clip of Garrison Keeler once on American Masters where he said that within five minutes of landing in a New York airport, he already feels like he’s got to start working on something lest he fall behind the productive masses here. The downsides of this are complicated […]

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Final Polebridge Session!

  Here’s Peter Lutek and I in his spaceship in Toronto. Rob and I visited last week to put the finishing touches on the album that’s due out in less than two months! Peter’s got incredible ears and I know he’s going to work some magic with the tracking put down by the band. I’m […]

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Oh, get a job? Just get a job? Why don’t I strap on my job helmet and squeeze down into a job cannon and fire off into job land, where jobs grow on little jobbies?!

After 15 years of hustling, teaching, freelancing, creating, and loving New York City (and Brooklyn), I took an audition a few weeks back, and decided to get myself a full-time trumpet job. As of June 18th (if everything goes according to plan), I’ll be a member of the United States Air Force Concert Band, in […]

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