Hello everybody! My usual long hiatus is actually justified this time, as we welcomed our daughter KEELEY into the world on November 15. Things have been busy, but in the best of ways. At the beginning of the month, I started playing drums for a run of Little Shop of a Horrors at Geva Theatre […]Read more "Welcoming 2015"
I did an online interview about my Fringe Fest show with Sammi Cohen, who is working for the festival. She asked great questions, so here they are. Don’t forget to come to the shows, Sunday and Monday at 630pm at Bernunzios Uptown Music. *** How did you come up with this idea? I was frustrated […]Read more "Interview about Solo Drum Solo"
A while back, I asked people to write me drum solos. I am overwhelmed and thrilled by the amount of pieces I received! I will present 15 world premieres on September 21 and 22, which are drawn from the pool of submissions. THANK YOU to all of the composers who sent me music. If your […]Read more "soloDRUMsolo/Call for Scores"
At this point, apologizing for not updating has become redundant. I am apparently not very good at talking about myself on a regular basis. Having said that… (to quote a favorite Curb Your Enthusiasm episode…) http://youtu.be/vhyGlGgXMxY Lots of cool things have happened, and will be coming up for me, so maybe lets call this an […]Read more "Summer Update"
I am very passionate about music for the drumset. I think there should be more of it. I have started a project to try to generate some more pieces for drummers to play that are not just “drum solos” in the traditional sense. I want there to be ‘art music’ for the drumset, for lack […]Read more "Solo Drum Solo: Call for Scores"
Another year comes to a close. It came to a close a while ago. 10 days ago to be exact. This year, I worked hard to increase my web presence. The downside of that is that means way more sites to keep up with. Thus, here is my 2013 Year in Review. I know these […]Read more "2013 Year in Review"
I grew up in Orchard Park, New York. Home to the Buffalo Bills and Duffs Chicken Wings. I am very proud of my Buffalo roots. I think the city gives its inhabitants a certain edge. We used to talk about it in college with a laugh and a shrug…someone made a politically incorrect statement? “Buffalo.” […]Read more "Alma Mater"