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Resonance/ Bandcamp Daily article

December 5, 2021

A moving article by Alex Heigl was recently published for Bandcamp Daily. It’s a personal story of a young man’s severe bike accident and how a Battle Trance album served as a companion during his healing process.

The Peace Studio Summit 2021

September 7, 2021

I am honored to be invited to participate in the Peace Studio’s annual Peace Summit this year. The Peace Studio is a wonderful organization that focuses on supporting artists and journalists as peace builders. I will be speaking as a part of an online panel on Sunday September 19th, at 6pm. The focus of the panel is The Art of Reflection. I’ll be sharing some of my life story and speaking about my daily practices as both a musician and qigong practitioner. Also on the panel will be Judy Rogers, Myda El Maghrabi, and Leslie Rangel, with moderator Michael Skoler.

Patreon

August 24, 2021

Dear friends,

I am happy to announce that I have a new Patreon page. I’m hoping that this will be a fun exchange for people who are interested in receiving musical and personal correspondences from me directly. There is also an option for individual lessons/conversations either in person (location depending) or on zoom. Touring (a primary income) looks like it will continue to be touch and go for the foreseeable future, so any support via Patreon is greatly appreciated! Here it is.

Tunnel to Light

July 26, 2021

I am very excited to announce a new duo record with my dear friend Jason Nazary:Tunnel to Light comes out September 3rd on the Tripticks Tapes label.

Side A was recorded together earlier this year in Vermont & side B was done remotely last year, each at home, then produced by Jason.
Preview 2 tracks and pre-order HERE.
Our NYC record release concert will be on September 9th at the Record Shop in Brooklyn. (see shows page for details)

Wild Tapestry

June 14, 2021

I”m honored to have been commissioned to compose a new work for this year’s Yellow Barn Music Festival. It’s for a crazy instrumentation of Harp, electric guitar, two percussionists, trombone, trumpet, flute and tenor saxophone. The ensemble features Eduardo Leandro and Steve Mackey as well as many new friends. The work is entitled ‘Wild Tapestry” and will be premiered on July 17th. Tickets can be purchased Here.

Inner Garden is out now!

October 20, 2020

Inner Garden is now available via New Amsterdam Records! Listen and/or purchase the CD or digital format Here.

Inner Garden to be released on October 9th!

August 11, 2020


I’m so happy to announce that “Inner Garden”, my next record with one of my favorite ensembles in the world; Yarn/Wire will be released on October 9th via New Amsterdam Records. Deep thanks and Love to Ning Yu, Laura Barger, Ian Antonio, and Russell Greenberg for their generosity to this music. It was a real honor to work so closely with them and I can’t wait to share the piece with everyone! Very grateful to Owen Schuh for the beautiful cover artwork.
Find out more and/or pre-order a copy here.

New solo work

July 24, 2020

Tomorrow night at the Yellow Barn Music Festival I will be premiering a new original work for solo tenor saxophone entitled The Obvious Place. Also on the program are works by Amy Beth Kristen, Toshio Hokosowa, and Franz Schubert. The concert features my friends Eduardo Leandro, Ayano Kataoka, Lizzie Burns, and more!  I’m honored to be in such company. The concert is free and will stream on www.yellowbarn.org at 7:30pm EST and also a rebroadcast will air on Sunday at 2pm EST.

Residency @ Nasher Sculpture Center

January 8, 2020

I am very much looking forward to my upcoming residency at the amazing Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX. I’ll be there for a week and will present solo concerts in the museum on Feb. 20th, 21st, and 22nd. More info can be found here.

Recent press for “human”

December 12, 2019

Rolling Stone (Best Jazz of 2019)
New York City Jazz Record