I am a bass trombonist and composer, formerly based in
Minneapolis, MN and now based in New York City. My projects
encompass modern jazz, free jazz, electronica, chamber
compositions and avant rock.
Since moving to New York City, my bands have included Mark
Dresser, Liberty Ellman, Drew Gress, Elliot Humberto Kavee,
John Hollenbeck, Nathan Hanson, Avram Fefer, Tom Shad, Lee
Alexander, Jay Rosen, Bruce Eisenbeil and others. I have
performed at The Knitting Factory, The Cornelia Street Cafe, CB's
Lounge, The New School, The Society for Ethical Culture, The
Internet Cafe and other venues.
In Minnesota I collaborated with many inspired musicians and
composers, most notably Douglas Ewart, Carei Thomas,
Donald Washington and Todd Harper. I have been the recipient
of performance grants and composer fellowships from The
McKnight Foundation, The American Composers Forum, The
Saint Paul Landmark Center and The Walker Art Center.
In addition to my work as a leader, I have performed behind a
wide variety of musicians and entertainers, including Cecil
Taylor, Eartha Kitt, Carol King, Harry Belafonte, Cy Coleman, Bill
Kirchner, Kristin Chenoweth, Gregory Hines, James Naughton
and actors Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Tony Randall,
Jerry Seinfeld, Michael J. Fox, Kevin Klein and Alec Baldwin.