Born: December 28, 1950 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
I studied music at Berklee, N.E.C. and Indian music at Wesleyan. Been in and out of many bands. Latest incarnation is my group Travelin' Light, with me on trumpet, valve trombone and vocals, along with 2 other vocalists. We do original arrangements of standards, jazz tunes and vocalese for which I write lyrics. Another part of me plays and has always played free music, with my main collaborator being guitarist Keith Crook. I also play with a group called the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Marching Brass Band.
I also have a media background, having worked in television, print and, for the last 10 years, radio. Part of that work is teaching young people journalism and how to get on the air as DJ's.
I have been blogging about jazz and culture for the last year or so.