2016: Hello jazz radio!

July 12th, 2016

Hello all. Here is some of what I’ve been up to lately:
In September 2015, I joined the full-time team at JAZZ.FM91 as Director of Community Outreach and Education. So far the gig has been challenging, rewarding and wait for it…fun. Lovely co-workers, fantastic music all day long and a meaningful, important task; helping to fulfill the the station’s mandate, providing music education and other services to under-served Toronto communities.

I’ve also been producing some live shows for the station, including a couple seasons of a special Jewish Composers Series at Hugh’s Room in Toronto.

Here’s a link to two radio shows I put together for JAZZ.FM91: “Jazz Standard Conspiracy Theory:”

In other news, I continued composing music for TV and film throughout 2015, with help from my compatriots at Studiocat.
One of the highlights of the year was getting to score This Changes Everything, a fantastic doc directed by Avi Lewis.

I also managed to smuggle some singing/performing into the mix. For example, here’s a vid of yours truly participating in an amazing Art of Time Ensemble show in February, 2016. “Brown Shoes Don’t Make It” (Zappa):

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