Babe? Soundtrack for 2013 New York 48 Hour Film Project

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Film, Music, Saxophone | No Comments
Babe? Soundtrack for 2013 New York 48 Hour Film Project

Earlier this month, I participated in a short film by Robert Nagy (Spring Street Presents) for the New York 48 Hour Film Project. This is a time-limited contest where entrants have only 48 hours to write, shoot, edit, and score their films. Everyone draws a genre at the kickoff meeting, and certain required elements are ...


Lower Manhattan Skyline 1998

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Photography | No Comments
Lower Manhattan Skyline 1998

I just thought I’d share these photos of Manhattan I took in 1998, a few years after I first moved to New York City. These are from my first ever roll of black & white film, shot on a point & shoot Pentax that I’d taken to Europe nine years earlier. I hadn’t used it ...


Radio Interview with Jon Kushner this Saturday

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Radio Interview with Jon Kushner this Saturday

Jon Kushner, writer and director of Angelo & Ert, announced a radio interview scheduled to air this Saturday. Tune in for the interesting story behind this cool short film, of which I had the good fortune of contributing an original soundtrack. It’s confirmed! An interview with Jon Kushner, writer/director of the short film ANGELO & ...


Angelo & Ert Premieres at Royal Flush Film Festival

Posted by on Oct 9, 2011 in Film | No Comments
Angelo & Ert Premieres at Royal Flush Film Festival

I’m excited to announce that Angelo & Ert will premiere on Sunday, October 16th, 2011 at the Royal Flush Film Festival in Brooklyn. Angelo & Ert is an oddball short film for which I composed and performed the soundtrack. The film, directed by Jon Kushner and shot by Jason Rodgers, features Steven Bradley Nelson as ...


Altissimo Fingerings for Tenor Saxophone

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Saxophone, Uncategorized | 6 Comments
Altissimo Fingerings for Tenor Saxophone

I’ve been interested in the altissimo register since high school when I first heard Tower of Power recordings featuring Lenny Pickett. There are so many sources of information out there for people who want to learn to play altissimo (see below for a few useful links). In this post, I want to share the set ...


Restoring My 1987 Peugeot Iseran 12-Speed

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Restoring My 1987 Peugeot Iseran 12-Speed

I bought my Peugeot 12-speed in tenth grade and rode it through about 2002 or so. A few years later, I put in storage because it was falling out of repair and I was too busy to use it. Last summer, I bought a Surly Cross Check, and have been cycling far more than I ...


Angelo & Ert Soundtrack

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in Film | One Comment
Angelo & Ert Soundtrack

Earlier this year, I composed and recorded music for a short film by Jon B. Kushner entitled Angelo & Ert, a surreal tale set in New York City featuring sculpture by Antony Gormley. Many New Yorkers were momentarily shocked by the statues of Gormley’s Event Horizon installation, which perched naked statues atop tall buildings and ...


Upcoming Gigs Outside NYC

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in Music | No Comments
Upcoming Gigs Outside NYC

Since so many of my gigs are private events, I thought I’d promote these upcoming shows in Mohegan Lake, NY (Westchester) and Holliston, MA (near Boston). The BlackTails I’m playing in Westchester County this Friday with musical secret agents The BlackTails at a fantastic new venue The Winery at St. George. We execute a shaken-not-stirred ...


Getting Started with Ohours for Networking

Posted by on May 15, 2011 in Business | No Comments

I just created a new account on Ohours, a cool networking site developed by Nate Westheimer. It’s a free site that basically allows professionals to set aside time in their busy work schedules to connect with anyone interested in their expertise. People choose from a pool of available slots hosted by other users, who specify ...


The Peking at South Street Seaport

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Videos | One Comment

After living in New York for several years, you tend to start taking tourist attractions for granted. However, this article at caught my attention about deteriorating ships at South Street Seaport. One of these ships is the four-masted Peking, a German steel-hulled barque built to carry nitrates from Chile back to Europe around Cape Horn. ...