Inner Garden to be released on October 9th!

August 11, 2020

I’m so happy to announce that “Inner Garden”, my next record with one of my favorite ensembles in the world Yarn/Wire will be released on October 9th via New Amsterdam Records. Deep thanks and Love to Ning Yu, Laura Barger, Ian Antonio, and Russell Greenberg for their generosity to this music. It was a real honor to work so closely with them and I can’t wait to share the piece with everyone! Very grateful to Owen Schuh for the beautiful cover artwork. 
Find out more and/or preorder a copy here.

New solo work

July 24, 2020

Tomorrow night at the Yellow Barn Music Festival I will be premiering a new original work for solo tenor saxophone entitled “The Obvious Place”.  Also on the program are works by Amy Beth Kristen, Toshio Hokosowa, and Franz Shubert.  The concert features my friends Eduardo Leandro, Ayano Kataoka, Lizzie Burns, and more!  I’m honored to be in such company.  The concert is free and will stream on at 7:30pm EST and also a rebroadcast will air on Sunday at 2pm EST.    

Residency @ Nasher Sculpture Center

January 8, 2020

I am very much looking forward to my upcoming residency at the amazing Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX. I’ll be there for a week and will present solo concerts in the museum on Feb. 20th, 21st, and 22nd. More info can be found here.

Recent press for “human”

December 12, 2019

Rolling Stone (Best Jazz of 2019)
New York City Jazz Record

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:
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.


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