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BiCoastal Collective: Chapter Four AND Autumn Song nominated for ECMAs Jazz Recording of the Year Award

Wowza. This is very exciting. To the best of my knowledge this is the first time a jazz musician has earned a double nomination in the ECMAs Jazz Recording of the Year category.  And to make it even better the … Continue reading

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Griego Mouthpieces

I had been playing the same trumpet mouthpiece since 1994.  That changed today. I now am playing the Griego #1 trumpet mouthpiece and the FL 2C flugelhorn mouthpiece.  My old pieces were not a good fit for me anymore; even … Continue reading

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Excited for music making

I have a few special gigs coming up that I am very excited to tell you about. First off on Wednesday, October 29 I am playing with the great drummer Peter Erskine at St. Francis Xavier University, secondly I will be presenting … Continue reading

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News September 2014

Some neat things on the horizon. I picked up a SD systems microphone the LCM77f. I am officially endorsing theses mics now. YAY! I just found out that the latest BiCoastal Collective recording, Chapter Four, received a nomination from Music … Continue reading

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Playing in New York City

The next few weeks (July 22-Aug 4) I’ll be playing in NYC, with a few hits in West Virginia, with some of my oldest jazz friends in the New York/Stockholm Jazz Collective. I don’t get to the City as much … Continue reading

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BC4 is released today!!!

Today is the day! BiCoastal Collective: Chapter Four is officially released. You can get copies from Aaron Lington or I. You can also get copies from Origin Arts or iTunes.  It’s getting great coast to coast radio airplay too – … Continue reading

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BiCoastal Collective: Chapter Four release date is May 20!

Very happy to announce the arrival of my new album, BiCoastal Collective: Chapter Four! This the fourth installment of the music that Aaron Lington and I have produced since 2008. We are still riding high on our recent win of “Jazz Record … Continue reading

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BiCoastal Collective: Chapter Three wins the ECMA Jazz Recording of the Year Award!!!

The ECMA jazz showcase was fantastic. Lots of creative, groove filled ear candy. The hang was tremendous; Old friends, new friends, past and present students. Thanks to all the bands (Jeri Brown, The Chronos Band, Teresa Doyle, Breagh MacKinnon, and Les Païens) … Continue reading

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News – March – 2014

It’s always a treat to play in northern California. On March 28 the BiCoastal Collective played to a packed house at the San Jose Jazz Society’s concert series.  We had a great interactive audience and Marcus Wolfe, (my great friend and a … Continue reading

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ECMA Nomination and Showcase

Very happy to report that my 8th recording, BiCoastal Collective: Chapter Three, was awarded an ECMA nomination! I’ll also be playing a showcase at the Conference in Charlottetown on April 4th at the Jazz Stage. Special thanks to my co-leader, … Continue reading

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