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New album out November 1!

October 3, 2019

My new album of solo saxophone music, entitled human, will be officially released on November 1st via New Amsterdam Records.  You can also stream the album in advance on the release date (i.e now) if you are a New Amsterdam Records subscriber on Bandcamp. You can read more about the release and/or pre-order CDs here: https://www.newamrecords.com/albums/human
cover art by Sarah H. Paulson

Skanu Mezs Festival

September 25, 2019

Subtle Degrees (duo with Gerald Cleaver) will be at this year’s Skanu Mezs Festival in Riga, Latvia on October 5th. Very Happy to be sharing the bill with the amazing Circuit Des Yeux from Chicago.

Lucerne Festival Premiere Date Announced

June 6, 2019

I’m ecstatic to announce that my new long-form piece for the JACK Quartet and myself will be premiered on August 31st at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. This is truly an honor for me. Info can be found HERE.

Headlands

January 31, 2019

Hi friends, I’m excited to share that I’ve been awarded a residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in 2019! I’ll be out there during the spring to focus on a new piece that I’m composing for the JACK quartet and myself. I’m honored to be in such inspiring company and look forward to connecting with the other artists!

Inner Garden

January 19, 2019

I am thrilled to have been invited to compose for and perform alongside one of my favorite current ensembles: Yarn/Wire. I’ve been a big fan of Yarn/Wire for years so getting to work with them is a real honor for me. Yarn/Wire is Laura Barger (piano), Ning Yu (Piano), Ian Antonio (percussion), and Russell Greenberg (percussion). Inner Garden is the title of the long-form piece that I wrote for us and we will perform it twice in the coming months; on February 2nd at The Stone @ The New School in NYC and on May 21st @ Roulette in Brooklyn, NY. Please see the shows page for further details.


Recent Press

Kind words were written about the recent Subtle Degrees performance at the NYC Winter Jazz Fest:

New York Times
London Jazz News

We were also included in some year-end press:

PointCulture (Belgium)
Heavy Blog is Heavy


Upcoming Residency

December 20, 2018

I am honored to be a 2019 Artist in Residence at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY.  I’m so happy to be included in such a great group of artists! Read More.

NYC Winter Jazz Festival

October 30, 2018

I’m happy to announce that Subtle Degrees will be performing at the NYC Winter Jazz Fest on January 11th, 2019.  So grateful to be a part of such a vibrant festival that always has a phenomenal lineup!

New York Review of Books article

June 27, 2018

Thanks to Adam Shatz for a very thoughtful article about Subtle Degrees A Dance That Empties in relationship to John Coltrane’s Interstellar Space for The New York Review of Books.  I’m elated to be in such good company with Gerald Cleaver, James Brandon Lewis, and Chad Taylor.  Read the article HERE

Recent Press for Subtle Degrees

May 3, 2018

Here are a few recent reviews of A Dance That Empties:

Downbeat Magazine
San Fransisco’s Classical Voice
PopMatters
Heavy Blog is Heavy