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Arranging for the String Queens

Arranging for the String Queens

The String Queens, a Washington, DC, trio, are on the rise. Since playing at the Biden inauguration last year, the three musicians seem to be everywhere. I was honored to be asked to arrange the orchestral music for their debut concert with the Capital City Symphony...
Film Noir: Private

Film Noir: Private

My bucket list of film projects just got smaller: I finally had the chance to score a real detective film noir. Private is a black-and-white two-hander starring its director, Steve Blackwood, and one of my favorite actors, Sandy Bainum. During the course of the...

A Word on Orchestration

I have finished two musicals over the past three years. Of course “finished” is an expedient word that really means, “We’ve stopped changing it…for now.” Musical theater is a collaborative medium, and there are many tasks still to...
My Genre-Bending Band

My Genre-Bending Band

I am pleased and a little surprised to report that Out Under the Sky, the newest CD from my jazz band, Chaise Lounge, made it to number 9 on a national folk music chart. Folk? you say. That’s what I said! But when I thought about it, it made sense. The band has...

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