Sunday, April 16, 2023

A Radio Interview

Veteran saxophonist Dave Sewelson has just invited me to be a guest on his radio program.  Dave has been living in NYC since 1977 and has played with an array of wonderful musicians.  I look forward to conversing with him and comparing notes on a swath of music history.  Along the way I'll be sharing some recordings, not yet sure what, putting that together now.  Of special note is the fact that this will be done under the auspices of WFMU radio, a broadcasting institution that has served as an essential part of the cultural soundscape for decades.  They are in fact the longest-running free-form radio station in the U.S.  I first visited the station for an on-air performance with Andrea Parkins and Jim Black back in 1995 on DJ Doug Schulkind's program "Give the Drummer Some" which has now taken on a life of it's own as an internet-only arm of WFMU's global reach.  "Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson" being a regular Saturday afternoon program on "Give the Drummer Some", itself being a long-time part of WFMU radio at large, it all feels quite appropriate.

Here are the particulars:

Saturday, April 22nd, 2023
between the hours of 2 pm and 5 pm, eastern standard time

Listen in real-time at these coordinates (program will also be archived at this same link):

Listen to any of the significant number of other interviewees Dave has amassed since 2019:

If you'd like to know more about Dave and his music please locate yourself here:

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

in 2023 / a renewed emphasis on teaching


With this new year I’d like to take the opportunity to emphasize my teaching practice here in NYC,  something that has become an essential part of my creative practice as a musician, that of helping other musicians to develop and realize their creative practice.  

Given that music and education are social activities it is essential that this is done in person in order to fully embody the experience of listening, learning and music making.  I offer private teaching that is designed and structured towards fulfilling your musical experience while addressing the necessary skills in attaining your goals.

For those of you who cannot come to NYC I also offer video consultation geared towards the exploration of musical concepts in improvisation as well as practical issues concerning aspects of education, business and career.

I offer a perspective that comes from over forty years of experience performing all over the world, as well as having honed the craft of teaching as guest artist in institutions in the US and abroad as well as in my private teaching practice.

I invite you to find full information on the teaching page of my website which includes contact information should you have any questions.  I look forward to hearing from you...