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We in my jazz band, Chaise Lounge, have been huddled on our bar stools and dreaming about the gigs we wish we could be playing. Luckily, right after our Christmas shows last year, we jumped into the studio and recorded all of our newest holiday songs. We finished most...

Choral Commission: I Hold Your Name

Everything we do right now is colored by our present circumstances. Sometimes, it works out well. I was recently commissioned by the Cantate Chamber Singers and their redoubtable conductor, Victoria Gau, to write a choral work that reflects the current moment. The...
On the Folk Charts!

On the Folk Charts!

So here’s an unexpected development: My new solo album is on the FAI Folk Chart for August! “All By His Own Self” is #17 on the album chart; two songs from the album are on the song chart (“Hold Still” at #16 and “Corinna,...

New Musical: When We Get There

I guess we are are in scramble mode, trying to figure out how best to use our creative energy during this Covid time.  I started a new musical in March with two book-writers; Richard Lasser from Seattle and Robert P. Young from Detroit. It is called When We Get...

Film score: Upheaval

Director Jonathan Gruber recently finished a feature-length documentary that I had a great time scoring. The film, Upheaval, tells the story of the late Israeli politician Menachem Begin — it’s a tough walk through the minefields of Israeli politics and history....

Choral Commission: The Last Seven Words

Earlier this year, I was commissioned by Michael McCarthy, the Canon of Music at the Washington National Cathedral, to write a choral piece based on the Seven Last Words from the Cross. As you may already know, these are actually phrases, not words: they’re the...

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