Monthly Archives: May 2012

Donald Trump Again??!

Donald Trump, again with the Obama not a US citizen routine??  Who let this guy out of his cage?  And Mitt Romney joining with Trump in the Obama bashing. Wow! We ARE living in a reality tv show. Firstly, who gives a flying f**k whether Obama is legally a US citizen or not. The fact […]

To Play or Not to Play?

To play or not to play, that is the question. Excuse the Shakespearian pun, but this actually is an important question any improvising musician ultimately considers. How does one integrate stepping out and making a bold statement while occasionally taking the horn out of your mouth, letting someone else get a word in edgewise., and more […]

Courage to Change

Writing to you from Bochum, Germany in the middle of a Yellowjackets tour. After a week of very little sleep we were finally able to catch up last night. Despite the rigorous schedule I’ve managed to exercise every day (sometimes twice a day), finish three octet arrangements and an orchestral arrangement, and write an article […]

Balancing a career in music with family

Balancing a career in music with family life can be a challenging endeavor. To play an instrument well requires tremendous dedication. If you add to that the craft of composition/arranging, promotion via social networking, overseeing the business aspects of being a musician, this usually goes well beyond a 40-hour workweek. Next you have to consider […]