UPCOMING: Well, a new season is upon us and feeling very grateful for forward momentum. In the immediate couple of months:
-I’ll be headed to Nashville to record my solo country record featuring trumpet and all original compositions with engineer and multi-instrumentalist, Paul Defiglia (fmr Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim).
-Starting the 21/22 Denver Brass season (tickets and dates: www.denverbrass.org)
-Playing Milwaukee’s Summerfest on the Miller Light Oasis stage on Sept 10 with Milquetoast & Co opening for Wilco, Sugarhillgang. details at https://www.summerfest.com/lineup/
-Masterclasses at Cal State Fullerton and Arizona State University
Feeling lucky to have kept things moving along during a challenging 2020-2021. Highlights included:
– Playing my first full season with the Denver Brass
-Stepping in as Visiting Faculty/ Trumpet Studio Teacher at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music
-joining the faculty of the Lamont Summer Academy for their summer festival as trumpet faculty
-Arranging and recording strings and brass for Denver’s Milquetoast & Co’s upcoming record along with appearing in 3 music videos, a web series (my acting debut!) and playing a slew of online performance
-Completing the first year of my DMA at Arizona State University as a teaching assistant in both the Jazz and Trumpet studios. Duties included directing the Jazz Repertory Band, coaching two brass quintets, holding down a fantastic trumpet studio, and teaching fundamental and mock audition classes.
-Gave masterclasses at University of North Texas, University of Minnesota, University of S. Illinois Edwardsville, University of Denver, and Arizona State University