Writer and musician hailing from Seattle, WA
Growing up in a city seeped in musical culture, I learned to love music early. In high school I
played piano in high school jazz band and gigged with a small combo around town. At the
University of Washington - where I studied linguistics and Scandinavian studies - I worked
and wrote for Earshot Jazz, in addition to playing in multiple ensembles, including a
memorial band for the late composer Al Hood. I am currently pursuing my masters degree in
Estonia, and researching the formal methods of composer/improvisors such as Mary
Halvorson, Henry Threadgill, and Julius Hemphill.
My Jazz Story
The best show I ever attended was... Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri, touring for their ECM album "Transylvanian Concert."
The first jazz record I bought was... Ornette Coleman, "This is Our Music."
My advice to new listeners... Listen openly, but honestly.