A Few Questions

Paint as you like and die happy – Henry Miller Achieving success and...


Phil Parisot's Creekside Out on OA2 Records

My friend and collaborator Phill Parisot just released his second solo record...


The Magic Mode

Internalizing the sound, character, and mood-states of modes helps us develop a...


Practice Is More Than Drudgery in Isolation

Western music education often perpetuates a narrow and unbalanced view of...


Redesigned Website!

My new and much improved website is up! Also updated my About, Work With Me, and...


Should Musicians Play for Free?

Should professionals ever play for free or exposure? The intersection of art and...


Thematic Improvisation Playlist

Thematic improvisation is the process of embellishing, developing, changing,...


Gigs with Annie Booth Trio Sept 8 - 9

I'm bringing pianist/composer Annie Booth back out from Denver, this time with...


Flow Presentation at CWU

I recently put together a presentation about the inner experience of a musical...


What Should You Think About While Improvising?

Playing what your hear? The chord changes? The melody? Listening to the band?...