Tatum, Werner, and music psychology: a perfect cocktail

I just stumbled across this nifty video on the internets: It feels so coincidentally tailored to my passions for a number of reasons: 1. I am generally interested in the wisdom that Kenny Werner offers to musicians. 2. Herein, Kenny tells a famous story about Art...

Lessons from the School for Improvisatory Music

I mentioned in a previous post that I recently attended a winter workshop at the School for Improvisatory Music in Brooklyn.  The overall experience was nothing short of eye-opening and soul-liberating.  I worked with a wonderful group of musicians, peers, and...

New music posted!

It pleases me to announce that I have reformatted the music page on my website and uploaded tons of new music for your listening pleasure.  Well, maybe not tons, but something from each of my major projects in 2008.  It feels good to have an up-to-date representation...

Os Quindins de Yayá

Like many American children, many of my initial cultural experiences were mediated by Walt Disney.  I’m thinking specifically of the film, The Three Caballeros, which I have always loved for its music and animation/live action sequences.  Only later did I learn...