Wow! What a year so far! I am so grateful to my incredible band Elder Ones for an amazing premiere of my piece Mother Tongues Suite at Roulette for the Emerging Artist Commission. The concert was a first for me; an entire evening of music that I wrote with my own band. I've had an amazing journey of collaborative music making for the past many years, but this is unlike anything I've ever done and I intend to continue doing it. The band that I have found in drummer Max Jaffe, bassist Brandon Lopez and Matt Nelson on soprano sax is constantly inspiring and largely responsible for motivating me to follow my vision.
This summer I'll be doing sessions and one-offs with some of my favorite musicians and some new folks I've never played with. In July I'll play Cisco Bradley's New Revolution Arts series with Darius Jones and Social Sundays with Brandon Lopez. Stay tuned for more info!