At 7pm on 2/11 at ShapeShifter Lab an all-star NYC cast will be performing a night of my chamber and big band music from the past 5 years including the premiere of a new lullaby suite featuring Theo Bleckmann.
My latest recording will be released on New Focus Recordings on April 7th, 2017. Features Sam Sadigursky, Bobby Avey, and Chris Dingman.
Great spot in Brooklyn: Korzo. My Sappho project “The Tenth Muse” performs at 10:30pm. With Sam Sadigursky, Bobby Avey and Chris Dingman. Hope to see you there!
Next week, my latest project, The Tenth Muse, will be performing at Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC on May 20th at 8:30pm. This ensemble balances the ancient with the modern and features composed and improvised chamber music based on the poetic fragments of the Greek lyrist of antiquity, Sappho. More info on the events page. Hope to see you!
TODAY is the release date of SKETCHES Volume Two on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records. The premise of the collective remains the same: Each member shares a sketch from his musical notebook and another member uses that as the basis for a new composition. Album sampler here.
Pick it up at Bandcamp or iTunes!
SKETCHES, a collective that I’ve been part of for a couple of years, released our first album today! The premise of the group is simple: truly collaborative composition. Before rehearsal each member shares a sketch from his notebook and another member uses that as the basis for a new composition. The band then rehearses and develops the piece further, making each musical choice together in a completely democratic way.
Pick it up here or here! CD releases in Baltimore (tomorrow!), NYC (Thursday), and Boston, Washington DC, and Portland, Maine in January!
On Monday 9/16 I’ll be performing, for the first time, as part of the Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) at Douglass Street Music Collective in Brooklyn–with a new project nonetheless. Here are the deets:
Monday, September 16th
@ Douglass Street Music Collective, buzzer #1
295 Douglass Street
Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
One set: 8pm sharp
The Tenth Muse
Sam Sadigursky, woodwinds
Andy Milne, piano
Chris Dingman, vibraphone
Matt Holman, trumpet
I spent the month of August in Wyoming at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts for my first compositional residency. While there, I wrote a book of music based on poetry by the ancient Greek lyrist, Sappho, whose work almost exclusively survives in fragments. We’ll play some of this new music at the gig.
DOWNBEAT, the “granddaddy of American music magazines”, has reviewed my debut record in the August ’13 issue!
“Worries go straight out the window once the lush, gorgeous sounds of When Flooded start to play…★★★★”
(Brad Farberman, DOWNBEAT)
Wednesday 5/1, final CD release show for When Flooded in Brooklyn at Barbès, 8pm–one set only. Only $10!