May 16, 2018
I love Benjamin Britten's arrangements of folksongs for piano and voice, and I've orchestrated (and re-arranged) his arrangement of The Trees They Grow So High for piano, trumpet, bass and voice. I'll be part of the ensemble performing it tomorrow, Thursday night, at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, 10:30pm. We will be led by the magical voice of John William Watkins. We didn't have a lot of rehearsal time, but come see us give it a try - it should be fun.
April 20th, 2018
Jan 10th, 2018
Happy New Year!
I have some fun things coming up in 2018. On January 22nd I'll be doing the CD release show with the DFT at Mezzrow. It's a great room and it'll be a fun night featuring all the music from the upcoming CD and more. The group also released a new stop-motion video of one of the songs from the record. This all proceeds an upcoming February tour of California. (check performance schedule for dates)
I've also started a new group called Flamingo Trio with old friends Kyle Wilson (s) and Hayden Hawkins (d). We had our first concert on Jan 8th for the Jazz for a Cause series and we raised over $300 for the homeless.
November 28th, 2017
friday, Dec 8th at 9pm at The Owl Music Parlor! the premier of a brand new chamber piece of mine called The Heartland, a trio in three movements for clarinet, cello, and piano. followed by quartet with drums, playing the music of Thelonius Monk.
join us, i’d be delighted to have you. and come early, Kim Anderson and her band play at 8pm.
w/ jeremy viner, tara hanish, zach lapidus, vinnie sperazza
October 28th, 2017
I just got back from Vals, Switzerland, where I played a duo gig in the Alps. Life is quite simple out there.
June 23rd, 2017
Jan 5th, 2017
This Tuesday, Jan 10th, I'm happy to announce I'll be doing a night of my own music at The Rosemont, a cocktail bar/performance venue in Williamsburg. The 1st set will feature chamber music for small ensembles and I'm especially looking forward to the premier of my new trio for piano, cello and clarinet. The 2nd set adds bass and drums for a quartet. I'm pleased to be joined by some very fine musicians.See the rather dark promo photo below for further info. Please join us!
The Danny Fox trio in the studio in July
Ring of Bone
Anne Dearth is an excellent flutist and interpreter of contemporary classical music. She asked if I would write a piece for solo flute and spoken text and extended technique. I'd never done anything like this but I jumped into he deep end. Like some Steve Lacy music written for the same poem, I wrote a piece called Ring of Bone.
I also wrote a piece for violin and piano called Before too Long. It was premiered September 24th by the duo 1in2 in a cozy church on the Lower East Side.
2nd St. Cathedral 59, E 2nd st. NY, NY
The Danny Fox Trio
The DFT is jazz piano trio led by pianist Danny Fox, with Max Goldman on drums and myself on bass. Danny's original music is really fun, and over time I've added a lot of ideas to help arrange and firm up the structure of a lot of his tunes. Occasionally I'll bring in one of mine to the group - if it seems to fit the sound.
Check out this stop motion music video of Sterling, one of the songs from the 2nd cd Wide Eyed.
For several years now I've played a steady gig as one of the house bassists for Sleep No More, the adventurous interactive theater production based on Shakespeare's Macbeth and Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. I've met a number of talented dancers, actors and musicians through this association.