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It has been some time since I have posted on my site. One year ago I accepted the position as Executive Director of The Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. We have had an exciting year, striving to continue the life’s work of Dave and Iola Brubeck, celebrating their impact in jazz,music,the arts,education and in our culture at large.Please visit our website at www.BrubeckInstutute.org to get a glimpse of our recent and current endeavors.

As a performing artist/educator, I have worked and lived primarily in the Midwest (Chicago, St Louis and Indianapolis), mentoring with regional icons such as saxophonist Willie Akins. Since 2001 I have led my own trio with whom I have toured internationally and recorded. Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Leibman, Tim Hagens, John Fedchock, Mulgrew Miller, Jimmy Heath, Stephanie Nakasian, Lucia Newell, Debbie Duncan, Willie Akins, Jeanne Trevor, Bob Mintzer, Luqman Hamza, Janiece Jaffe, Marvin Stamm, Dianne Schurr and Claudio Roditi are among the artists with whom I have performed. From these artists and many others, I have gained a first-hand understanding of jazz music, its history and development as an art form. Read More

Check out my recent Tedx Talk!

 

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