I'm very excited to have just finished the first year of my Masters at the Manhattan School of Music, and to finally have some time to update this blog!
This semester was filled with many wonderful performances including a few more album release shows in Texas, as well as shows in New York at Dizzy's, Shapeshifter Lab, Swing 46, Iridium, Zinc, and more. I also had the honor competing as a finalist in the jazz division of National Trumpet Competition in Columbus, Georgia, where I also got to hang at the Warburton booth and play on their fantastic equipment! I also found out recently that I was chosen for both the Banff International Workshop for Jazz, and the Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency programs for this summer. Here is my summer teaching and playing schedule as of now:
The Jim Widner Jazz Camp @ the University of Missouri- St. Louis (June 5-10th) The Jim Widner Big Band will perform concerts daily. Please check the schedule for times and locations.
Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency held in Wilmington, Delaware (June 12-26th) We will be performing A LOT around the east coast during these two weeks, so please check back for specific dates and times as the date grows closer.
Birch Creek Music Performance Center Jazz Session 1, held at the Birch Creek Campus in Door County, Wisconsin (July 17-30th) The Birch Creek Academy Band will perform over 10 concerts in this two week span, and you won't want to miss this incredible band!! More information on the concerts and purchasing tickets can be found here: http://www.birchcreek.org/tickets/tickets/
I will be starting a video series on my website this summer, starting with one later today. I should have a new video out every week or two on this news page, so be sure to check back!
I hope to also book a few shows with my quintet for later in the summer, so I will update the events page as soon as I get everything finalized.