This weekend the Instigation Orchestra combines musicians from Chicago and New Orleans | Bleader | Chicago Reader

This weekend the Instigation Orchestra combines musicians from Chicago and New Orleans | Bleader | Chicago Reader: "This week Marquette and dance producer Marie Casimir, who recently ended a lengthy stint with Links Hall, have organized a series of events featuring combinations of Chicago musicians and dancers with collaborators from…

Long Sidewalks, Staffa (Album Review)

Long Sidewalks, Staffa (Album Review): "The whole record has swaggering, confident swing to it that will make fans of more mainstream jazz and those who favor the avant-garde side of things happy when the great music of Long Sidewalks comes out of their speakers, headphones, or ear buds."

Downbeat Critics Poll

Once again, the people who vote in the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll have been so kind as to include my name in the list of Rising Star Trombonists. These things can mean a lot, and they can mean nothing. It is nice to be in such good company, and nice…

Open Ears Music Series Recognized in Downbeat

For Downbeat Magazine's 80th Anniversary, they published a list of the 80 coolest things in jazz. #41 is New Orleans, and Open Ears got a brief mention in the article:At...events like Jeff Albert's Open Ears Music Series, improvising players innovate new sonic concepts on the fly, giving listeners direct and…
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