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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

‘A Dance That Empties’ now streaming!

February 20, 2018

Stream my new record A Dance That Empties HERE as a part of a special feature via LPR.  The record comes out on Friday 2/23!  Tour dates are posted in the ‘shows’ page!

New Record

December 19, 2017

I’m so happy to announce that ‘A Dance That Empties’, my new record with Subtle Degrees will be released via New Amsterdam Records/NNA Tapes on February 23rd, 2018. Subtle Degrees is my new duo with Gerald Cleaver (drums) .

Pre-order the CD/Digital Here

Pre-order the Vinyl Here

Below is the promo trailer:

 

 

 

Vandoren Interview

June 25, 2017

Vandoren recently interviewed me about saxophone extended techniques.  If you’re interested the interview can be found HERE.

Moers Festival

June 1, 2017

I’m happy to be included in the program of this year’s Moers Festival in Germany on June 5th.  Battle Trance will also perform in Rotterdam on June  6th and in Amsterdam at the Bimhuis on June 8th.  Here is an interview for the Moers Festival website.