These bands represent musical projects that I’ve developed over the course of my lifetime. Each is based around a particular instrumentation, repertoire, stylistic concept, and core group of musicians.
Trumpet-Tenor Saxophone Quintet A quintet drawing inspiration primarily from the brilliantly inventive compositions of trumpeter Kenny Dorham, saxophonist Joe Henderson and others featured on classic Blue Note recordings of the 1960s.
Guitar Trio/Quartet With a front-line featuring either one or two guitarists, this band performs the music of my favorite jazz composers of the 1940s through the 1970s, including most of the music of Thelonious Monk.
Saxophone Quartet With a front-line consisting of saxophone and guitar, this group explores some of the most challenging and lessor-known compositions from the 1950s, '60s and '70s.
Vibraphone Trio/Quartet With a front-line consisting of vibraphone, either alone or supported by guitar, this group explores some of the repertoire and concepts developed by Gary Burton in the 1960s and 1970s, along with other rarely-performed compositions that lend themselves to the sound of the vibraphone.
Piano Trio This group explores some the most rarely performed compositions of Bill Evans and Antonio Carlos Jobim, as well as other harmonically challenging compositions.
Hire One Of My Bands The present site is written primarily for fans and friends, and is limited to providing detailed information regarding my “core” instrumental bands, which are the groups I use in concert or jazz club (i.e., listening-audience, non-ambient music) settings. Conversely, if you are looking to hire a jazz band, either for the markets above, or for a restaurant, corporate event, or wedding, click this link to be taken to another web site of mine (New York Jazz Bands) that features videos of all the the bands above, plus additional bands that I lead featuring some of the best jazz vocalists in New York performing a repertoire drawn from the Great American Songbook.