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Eula Biss is amazing.

Eula Biss is amazing. This doesn’t have a lot to do with music, but it has everything to do with beauty. My friend Eula Biss is an extraordinary writer — profound and haunting — and today I take to the … Continue reading

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Ethan Hein: Making Jazz Popular

Ethan Hein: Making Jazz Popular My friend, the brilliant Ethan Hein, has a new blog post that asks whether jazz can be a (more) popular genre again, and if so, how. Here is his great article, and below is my … Continue reading

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New Tracks

So, I just posted three new tracks that I recorded with my quartet. They’re a little rough-around-the-edges, but they give a good sense of the kind of things I’m doing with this great band — Mark Nikirk, Alexis Marcelo & Emma … Continue reading

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ReMix!

I’ve been remixed! The incredible Ethan Hein just made this mashup of “Man on Wire” and a track by Audio Two. It’s so cool to hear my music re-imagined this way. Ethan truly has an amazing mind. Enjoy!

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Brooklyn Jazz All-Stars, tonight!

Brooklyn Jazz All-Stars Tonight! This should be great! Nova Bar and Garden Lounge 886 Pacific St btw Washington & Underhill Brooklyn, NY Stacy Dillard- Saxophones Diallo House- Upright Bass Ismail Lawal- Drums Special Guest Artists…. 2 Sets 10pm & 11:30pm … Continue reading

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Hal Galper @ Smalls; 9/29

If you’ve got the time, check out the one and only Hal Galper at Smalls tonight. If you don’t know his work, he’s a one-of-a-kind bad mofo pianist of the old school. It’s worth your lunch money, for realz. http://www.halgalper.com/ … Continue reading

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First Fall Quartet Gig! 10/13 @ University of the Streets

Leo Ferguson with Emma Alabaster, Alexis Marcelo & Mark Nikirk The quartet plays again! At the famous, lately infamous University of the Streets! Thrill to our swirling swing as our death-defying band takes its life into its hands. Will we … Continue reading

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The First Gig

I don’t even know what to say about all the amazing love and support last night. Thank you to everyone who came out and PACKED that place to standing-room-only; for being a great audience; to Craig Chin for opening so … Continue reading

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New Gig! Next Weds, 8/10

New Gig! Next Weds, 8/10 at The Local 269. Come out and take the measure of my slammin’ new quartet featuring Emma Alabaster, Alexis Marcelo and Mark Nikirk. Fresh from recording my recent album of idiosyncratic, highly personal large ensemble … Continue reading

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Family Ties

Family Ties Jazz has a long history of inter-generational influence — my own father was a jazz saxophonist. Maybe it’s in the genes. My amazing bass player performs with her father, Eric Alabaster, tomorrow at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. … Continue reading

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