Meditations On Integration, my final DMA recital

When the world continues to make little sense and human beings resort to violence against one another, music offers hope, insight, and healing space. Charles Mingus stands as one of America’s greatest 20th century composers and he has few peers in confronting senseless violence with music. April 22, 2022 will be the centennial of his […]

Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam Holiday Celebration!

I was so happy to welcome my friend, the clarinet wizard Evan Christopher to his new residence in Upper Manhattan with this holiday celebration showcasing the interplay between Evan and trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso. These guys have been going at it for 30 years and we had a ball. Also, guest appearances from Jazz Power emerging […]

Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam with Trineice Robinson, Executive Director of African American Jazz Caucus

It was an honor and joy to work with Trineice Robinson, “Dr. Trineice,” as she is known in the music education world where she is a leading voice teacher in African American singing, the author of So You Want to Sing Gospel: A Guide For Professionals (published by Rowman and Littlefield in collaboration with National […]

DMA Recital #4 Eli Yamin, piano and Curtis Stewart, violin

“Catch You the Next Time (for Bob Porter)” by Eli Yamin

This song “Catch You the Next Time (for Bob Porter)”, is dedicated to Grammy Award-winning record producer, heralded jazz and blues authority and author, legendary WBGO announcer, Bob Porter, passed away on April 10, 2021. I had the good fortune to work with him for eight years as his producer on Portraits in Blue and […]