Hello! I've had a packed few months and am happy to finally a few days off and spend some time with my family. Going backwards, working with trombonist and composer Alan Ferber last week was a total blast. I've been a fan of his music for a while and preparing it alongside him and CJB was a dream come true. The week before that, I turned 22! To celebrate, I wrote a set's worth of arrangements and originals to feature a band of musical mentor/ heroes/ friends. That band featured John Daversa- trumpet, Martin Bejerano- piano, Lowell Ringel-bass, and Evan Hyde- drums.
Early November included performances with Sound Underground (SU), Terence Blanchard at the Arsht Center, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Seattle-based trumpetist and composer Samantha Boshnack, The Frost Sextet, #bicmnrosfulmfrenh, and a performance as part of the Miami Sax Summit among others! I also cant forget to mention SU's quick trip to Bulgaria to play the Haskovo Jazz Festival- what an incredible time we had hanging over there for Independence Day! Cant wait to see what December and 2016 have in store!
Thanks for reading,