“Small Man - Big Sound!”
- THE MONITOR, Kampala, Uganda
Welcome! I am a saxophonist (alto/soprano/C-melody/baritone), composer, band-leader and Lyricon enthusiast. As a leader I have recorded six critically-acclaimed albums for Sunnyside Records (NY) and Fresh Sound New Talent (Barcelona), and I have collaborated on many other releases. I have been fortunate enough to play with Bob Brookmeyer, Steve Lacy, Ben Monder, Frank Carlberg, Matt Wilson, John McNeil, Gunther Schuller, Lee Konitz, Either/Orchestra, Ehio-Jazz legend Mulatu Astatke among many others on stages around the US, Europe, Ethiopia and China. PLAINVILLE and HUSH POINT are two of my main projects, though I continue to write new music, collaborate on new projects, and dream up bands and records every day. I hope you find some connection with my music.
"...this gifted saxophonist-composer with a gorgeous tone follows through with quiet, understated conviction..."
- JAZZ TIMES
Slideshow Photo Credits: 1) Plainville - Karsten Moran for New York Times 2) Head Shot - Zach Kobrinsky 3) Hush Point - Alex Hollock 4) Either/Orchestra/Mulatu Astatke - Phil Stiles 5) Ben Monder, Ziv Ravitz - Scott Friedlander