I will be performing the Messiah, conducted by Wes
Nagy, on Saturday December 17th at the beautiful Old Whaling Church on Martha’s vineyard.
to dip into the baroque.
Wednesday December 21st I will be playing solo clarinet, & bass clarinet, featuring
selections from Bach's suites for solo cello, for a special service at the Brighton Allston Congregational Church
404 Washington St. at 7:00 following the community supper
Dec 18th I will be at Glens
restaurant & cool bar Newburyport with Michelle Willson (all ages no cover)
Tuesday Dec 27th the Corrib in Brighton
center with Melissa Shetler ‘Tribute to Lester Young & Billie Holliday
Dec 31st New Years Eve The
55 bar New York City with FatBoy Kanootch
These are youtube clips of some of the groups
I play, write, arrange & direct for
Live at Chans in Woonsocket "Feather Bed"
wrote the title into the notes of the turn around.
Jon Bon Jovi Sings & Records a song I WROTE !
"Show Me The Way"
"Show Me The Way" performed live in europe in it's original instrumental form.
We used it to open the
shows on overseas tours until Mighty Sam McClain added the lyrics. He grabbed me at breakfast in Helsinki and told me " I
been up all night with your song in my head I'm gonna write words too it".
My original C'monMan Trio caught live at the Cafe Bohemia
Includes a recitation of 'The Pied Piper Of Harlem"
With a reading of my original poem "The Drum"
The bass clarinet takes it out at the end.
Hot tamale Brass Band perform with the Bullock Brothers Gospel Choir
Hot tamale Brass Band with Steve Riley at the annual
Hot Tamale Brass Band record "Take Me Out To The Ball Game,"
on Edison Cylinder for a sold out show at the
Playing clarinet for Hocum's Heroes .
string swing band
On the folkie side
My concept group "Dixons Gold"
perform music from & about the American civil war.
A couple of tunes with DFJB
Family Jazz Band"
The DFJB logo below is a link to a treasure trove of other videos
The dysfunctional Family Jazz Band link
"Ay Las Bas"
Here is a live take of the Evil Gal Festival Orchestra with Michelle Willson
I have toured the world with this woman and have now 5 albums out with, including our new one "Fortune Cookie."
Gal Blues , So emotional , Trying to Make A Little Love & Wake up Call are all on rounder records.
"Ay Las Bas"
From the award winning album "Trying To
Make A Little Love,"
recorded in New Orleans at Ultrasonic Studios in 1998. I had the
honer of arranging the horns and playing the reeds on that album.
There is some very cool music here.
Follow the colored underlined text to link to other sites
The soundclick link button takes you too my main music site where
you can listen to lots of free music just by clicking on the streaming links. These are complete tunes not samples "you
may have to sign up for the soudclick streams."
The "itunes" button links to one of the places to puchase downloads of individual tunes from my Cd "C'monMan"
(Downloads are also available at soundclick.)
The flashing icon will take you to "CD baby" an online retailer of my "C'monMan" CD
For the many Indi artists I have worked with hit the button labeled "Independent Artists" on the right below
See what "Saxophone Journal" had to say about my group "C'monMan" & our original CD.
Studied at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
with legendary jazz saxophonist Archie Shep and classical clarinetist
Saxophonist Dennis Taylor whose three books for Hal leonard
publications "Blues Saxophone," "Jazz Saxophone," & "Amazing Phrasing" represent some of the finest instructional writing
on the subject.
Toured extensively throughout Europe, Russia, Turkey, with
Blues, Soul jazz and Gospel artists and the U.S. including playing at Carnegie Hall with the late Gene Pitney,
the prestigious New Orleans Jazz Festival with the late Johnny Adams & Hundreds of red sox games with the hot Tamale Brass
Among my work with numerous artists has been these accomplishments
Co wrote and recorded Mighty Sam McClain's Gospel Anthem "Show
Me The Way" recorded with Jon Bon Jovi for the Album "Give Us Your Poor" In 2008. This song also won the Gospel category
of the International Songwriting Competition in 2009.
Wrote the original composition "New Cambridge March" used
in the 2004 feature film "Fever Pitch" with Drew Barimore.
Co wrote, played, and arranged horns on all of Michelle Willson's
albums for Rounder Records including "Wake Up Call "( Boston Music Awards best blues album 2001)
Co wrote, and recorded "Three Aces Club" with late Atlantic
session man Harry Vann Walls author of the Big Joe Turner hit "Chains Of Love"
Arranged and recorded with Anson Funderburgh and Debbie Davies
on the album 'Grand Union" for Otis Grand
Arranged and played horns on Paul Rishell & Annie Rains'
Handy Award winning album "Moving To The Country,"
Arranged and played horns on Chris Fitz's "Never been
to Memphis" that won an award in the International Songwriting Competition