Photos L-R. In
w/Walter Kuehr at Coney
at the Jazz Composers Collective; At Rockaway Beach Surf Club w// Sean Wayland and Eric Halvorson.
In my travels as a saxophonist and woodwind
player, composer, teacher, arranger, producer/engineer, plus as a
performer in films, TV and in theater, I've worked all over the globe;
one career highlight has to be playing in the remote Star Mountain
highlands of Papua New Guinea 900 miles from the nearest road, at an
arts festival with 30 different local tribes including Marlboro smoking
mud men and
I don't update this page very often so as for upcoming gigs and other activities, please look me up on Facebook.
LATEST PROJECT - CITY STATE by HARMONY HALL ..buy/download on Bandcamp
some of my favorite NY (and one Australian) musicians - Steve Elson,
Alto; Peck Allmond, trumpet; Curtis Hasslebring, Trombone, Barney
McAll, piano, Cameron Greider, guitar; Dom richards, bass, and John Mettam on drums. This
octet is playing a set of tunes I've written over the last couple of years -
thought it would be a good idea to record them. Buy the
charts, or the tracks. (See the Charts page).
been playing at Rockaway Beach, NY - doing a series of jazz nights and
put together the 1st annual summer Jazz Festival in 2014. Here's
an article from the NY Times. - and here's a cool video of the 2014 festival. The festival featured the music of the talented tenor sax man Michael Blake, and
trombone virtuoso Curtis Hasslebring, plus my Quartet, and featured a cast of some of the
best NY improvising musicians at Rockaway for the first time.
Stay tuned for the 2015 2nd Annual Rockaway Beach Jazz Festival line-up!
Tentative date - Sat. September 19th.
For other samples of my music, Check out the Band page, and listen to
some music samples.
For all you clarinetists out there, here's one of my etudes
for any clarinet - free download:
Some other bio stuff:
30 + years playing tenor, soprano, baritone and alto saxes. flutes,
clarinet, bass clarinet, harmonica, drums, computers, piano, bass,
trombone, guitar and composing. Recording sessions for pop, rock and
film and video, dance and theater productions. Band teacher at the Trevor Day School in Manhattan since 1992.
Home town is Melbourne, Australia Started playing drums in 3rd grade, some
flute when I was around 10, then played in rock bands as a
teenager, mainly on bass, then started on the sax when we needed horns
for our ska covers. Moved to Sydney in
1983 and completed the Jazz Studies course at Sydney Conservatorium
of Music in
1986. Worked and toured all over Australia with many different
jazz, rock and theater groups then relocated to NY in 1990, and been
gigging and teaching here ever
Orchestral conducting w/ Vincent LaSelva - Julliard School, 2009/2010
Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia Class of 1987 -
Studies w/Mike Nock, Roger Frampton, Don Burrows, James Morrison.
Sax studies w/John Barrett, (Melb), Col Loughlan, (Syd.).
Saxophone studies with Paul Cohen, Manhattan School of Music 1991
Composition studies with Edgar
Grana 1996, (both in NY).
American Music Center, ASCAP award, and Australian Arts Council grant
Audio Engineer at
Harvestworks/Studio Pass. NY, NY 1991-94.
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