Giuffre – Jazz Phrasing and Interpretation

I’ve posted about this book (Giuffre’s only published book) before on this blog, but I wanted to announce that I’ve posted my scan of the book on Scribd. The book will be available there, hopefully for all time! Apologies for the less than perfect quality, I was only allowed to take cell phone photos of […]

Vandoren, Speed and Bach.

I had the pleasure of visiting the Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio today, where I tried a bunch of alto mouthpieces and even took home a couple of alto clarinet pieces to try for a couple of weeks. I strongly recommend you visit! Excited to try these guys for a bit, then go back for some […]

Lee Konitz

Last night I attended an increasingly rare Lee Konitz performance, his second and last NY show of the year for now. The location was the Jazz Gallery in Manhattan, and the house was full for both sets. The band included Dan Tepfer, Jeremy Stratton and George Schuller, w/ special guest Tim Hagans. Lee never fails to […]

Upcoming Show at IBeam

This is going to be a great show, we’ll be playing two sets, so please do come hang out. This is five days after our recording date, the band will be at its peak condition! Ibeam is a great space for listening, and we can all hit the bar afterwards. Come support our upcoming release […]

Summer News

I’m excited to announce that the Jon De Lucia Group will finally be heading into the studio this July. I’ve never recorded with the current lineup of Greg Ruggiero, Chris Tordini and Tommy Crane and am very happy to finally be able to do it. We’ll be recording all original music, some of which I […]