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. (Click on the names to learn more.)
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 composers whose music lends itself to guitar, such as John Abercrombie and Pat Metheny, with a special focus on rarely-performed compositions of Thelonious Monk.
Saxophone Quartet With a front-line consisting of saxophone and guitar, this group explores some of the best, most challenging and most neglected jazz 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 many rarely-performed compositions that lend themselves to the sound of the vibraphone.
Piano Trio This group explores some of the very best and most rarely-performed compositions of Bill Evans and Antonio Carlos Jobim, among others great jazz composers.