There are links on this website to listen/purchase my album from CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. I hope you enjoy my music, and please feel free to leave a review if you feel inspired. Vinyl editions of the album are next on my to-do list, and I'm also currently plotting and planning my next record. Stay tuned...
- Why teaching at summer camp is better for me than for my students August 8, 2013While many of my friends were sweltering in the oppressively humid and smelly heat that is New York in the summertime, I was happily indoors in air conditioned comfort for about 95% of July. I was at camp. It was my eighth time teaching at Camp MSM, a residential (or day) camp for students aged between 12-17 years, held at Manhattan School of Music. I was al […]me
- Laurie Frink, my dear friend. July 15, 2013I am certainly no stranger to grief these days, and I thought that perhaps writing about my beloved Laurie would help me (and maybe you too) deal with this incredible loss. I first read about Laurie in 2000 when I came across a book on a friend's bookshelf called Madame Jazz: Contemporary Women Instrumentalists by Leslie Gourse. At the time I was in my […]me
- What do you call a bass with six strings? April 11, 2013That would be a six string semi-acoustic bass guitar, I do believe. And the only person I know who plays one is Aussie bassist Christopher Hale. He is in New York for a month or so, doing what us musicians do best here - playing gigs, meeting new people, being inspired, creating new ideas, eating, drinking. I knew Chris when I lived in Melbourne between 1999 […]me
- Possibly the greatest living composer on the planet is... April 4, 2013Egberto Gismonti - the Brazilian pianist, guitarist and composer. He was born in 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, and has over fifty albums to his name, including many releases on the ECM record label. He is equally amazing at playing the piano as he is at the guitar, and his compositions - well, to get an idea, just check out a little bit of this (on piano):http://w […]me