Stop and spare a moment for a tree!
I’m thrilled to announce that my debut album Making Up For Lost Time was nominated for three Washington Area Music (Wammie) awards, including Best Jazz Album and Best Jazz Song for the original songs “Alternative Facts” and “Let’s Wander.”
The awards will be announced on March 30 and 31, 2019 at a music conference and awards concert presented by The MusicianShip, a non-profit music education organization sponsoring the awards program.
Here’s my list of gigs for December, featuring an exciting DC Jazz Jam with the great Fred Foss on alto sax, and performances with Barbara Papendorp (12/26) and Aaron Myers (12/28).
In addition to all that, I’ll be going into the studio with the Lucky So & Sos to record a couple of tracks for a future release. Stay tuned for more info about that project!
Happy holidays and Happy New Year!
At long last, my album of original songs “Making Up For Lost Time” is complete and ready for production, scheduled for release on November 7. The album features 11 compositions (9 with lyrics) and features 10 of the DC area’s top jazz performers.
I’m thrilled with how the music came out. I’m also thrilled with this super cover photo, shot by the brilliant DC photographer Darwyn M. Dave.
I hope you enjoy the finished product, coming soon to CD Baby (digital and CD) and your favorite digital music services.
Just completed recording 11 tracks for an upcoming album of original tunes, which I hope to release later this year. I had the privilege of recording at the superb American University studios with Mike Harvey and his crew of talented graduate students, who made it easy for us to capture the work of 11 musicians in a variety of configurations.
I’m deeply grateful to the DC and Baltimore area artists who contributed their talents and ideas to this project:
- Aaron Myers
- Andrew Frankhouse
- Barbara Papendorp
- Ele Rubenstein
- Herb Scott
- Lionel Lyles
- Mark Saltman
- Paul Jung
- Percy White
- Tony Gudell
I’m looking forward to hearing the final product and sharing it with you.
Thanks to Tony for the photos!
It’s a snow day in Washington, DC. Here’s some music for a day inside (hope it’s a warm place).
In honor of Valentine’s Day, enjoy these original songs about love & lovers.
Without You: an old-fashioned song about lasting relationships
The Heart Says: a song about love, patience, and donuts
And finally, Snow Day, a seasonally appropriate song about the challenges (and promises) of relationships in winter weather
Happy New Year! I just sent out my list of performances for January 2018 to the mailing list. I also posted a new video for my song “Snow Day” (perfect for this “bomb cyclone” week we’re experiencing in the US Northeast). Hope you enjoy it.
Here’s my live music update for December 2017. It’s a light month, with only one performance schedule so far, at Bistrot Lepic on December 4 with Barbara Papendorp.
As we move into the winter and the holiday season, I invite you to check out the holiday album I recorded with Aaron Myers, “Snowing In Vegas,” which you can purchase on CD or find on your favorite streaming site. It includes original holiday and seasonal songs from Aaron and me, plus creative takes on Christmas classics.
Hope you enjoy these video highlights from the album.
I’m always on the lookout for inspiration for new songs, which usually comes in the form of a unique turn of phrase that turns into a lyric or a title. For this new song, a cabaret number called “All I Ever Lost,” inspiration came from Dani Stoller, a talented singer/ actress/playwright I met last year at a cabaret hosted by Barbara Papendorp, another talented singer/actress who I have the pleasure of performing with regularly around the DC area. Dani told us a story of a failed relationship, concluding that “all I ever lost was my TV.” Several months later, that sentiment evolved into this song, which Barbara and I premiered on Aug. 23 at Bistrot Lepic. Enjoy!