Monthly Archives: February 2011

What I’m reading

My latest  reading adventure is with an autobiography of the great tenor saxophonist/composer-arranger Jimmy Heath called  I Walked with Giants. Jimmy is an incredible musician who has been in the middle of jazz history since the early 50s up to the present. He hung with John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, wrote tunes, arranged […]

New Yellowjackets Recording

The Yellowjackets celebrate a 30th anniversary this year. I’ve been in the band for 20 years. Hard to believe!  We are releasing our 21st cd called Timeline in mid March. Further adventures of the Yellowjackets, venturing into some different areas for the band. It is so great to be in a band where everyone is […]

What a schedule!

I’m just finishing up a week of traveling and playing that depicts how intense the life of a working/teaching musician can be. On Sunday February. 6th the Yellowjackets  finished a 6 night run at the Bluenote in NYC. The band sounded great with Will Kennedy back on board. Monday morning I flew back to Los […]

Welcome to My New Website

Finally!  The debut of my new website, which was over a year in the making. I hope you’ll enjoy the content, which includes lots of video, information about my career, my schedule and my discography, as well as music and books I’ve written. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.