Well, it’s been a while since I last posted, and many things have happened in the interim. I’m please to announce that I have been appointed as a member of the Peer Review Team for http://www.thesaxophonist.org, where I join Christopher Creviston, Bob Fuson, Matt Olson, Heidi Radtke, Idit Shner, and Michael Shults. I’m extremely humbled and excited to be a part of this group and to continue contributing to the online magazine. On a related note, my interview with my mentor, Dr. Lawrence Gwozdz will be published in The Saxophonist in the near future.
My activities in the Hudson Valley are really taking off this fall, with several performances coming up between now and Christmas. If you’re in the area, please come on down and hear the concert and introduce yourself afterwards! I’d love to meet anyone who comes by.
Something that I’m very passionate about right now is a new mouthpiece that I just recently acquired. I just received a handmade Morgan GM baritone mouthpiece and it is the best jazz baritone mouthpiece I’ve ever played on. The tone is very warm and focused, the intonation is excellent, and the articulation is effortless. I’m excited to play it in performances this fall! If you play any jazz baritone, I highly recommend this mouthpiece. If you happen to play a vintage instrument like mine, the XL version is designed with those instruments in mind.
I will be creating a YouTube channel this fall which will focus on many playing topics, as well as containing playing demos. I will announce the official launch on Facebook in the near future.