I'm very pleased to announce that my composition "Halloween Song" was awarded third prize in the
Jazz category of the 2015 International Songwriting Competition!  With over 18,000 entries overall, I
feel very fortunate.  If you are interested in listening to it, it's recorded on my album
Circumstance
which is available for order on my
recordings page.  You can see the full list of winners here.

Impetus has been receiving some rave reviews and I couldn't be more thrilled.  We've had a number
of opportunities to play since the release with more still to come in the coming monthsl.

I often have people ask about supporting independent artists, they want to know how to support in
a way that most directly benefits the artist.  I have to say, though time is moving on and the music
business is changing, by
far the best way to support an artist is to purchase physical product.  One
CD sale is the equivalent of many "track" purchases on iTunes.  It doesn't particularly matter where
you buy the physical product as long as it's new (ie
not from reviewers reselling promo copies on
Amazon), but buying from
BJURecords is a great place, for example.  Plus, you get to experience the
product, which for me is part of the statement and part of what I thought about in presenting this
music to listeners.  I know it's a little old-fashioned in today's world of streaming, but buy the CD, rip
it to your phone and listen to your heart's content.  If you truly have moved on from the physical
world and don't own an optical drive, then a full-album download from iTunes or eMusic comes close,
and you still get to hear the suite that opens the record intact.

For more info on these and other gigs check my
schedule page.

I'm very pleased to announce that my composition "Halloween Song" was awarded third prize in the
Jazz category of the 2015 International Songwriting Competition!  With over 18,000 entries overall, I
feel very fortunate.  If you are interested in listening to it, it's recorded on my album
Circumstance
which is available for order on my
recordings page.