writing

“Passing the Axe,” a Baltimore jazz history chapter

Recently I was lucky enough to re-visit Baltimore jazz in my writing as I contributed a chapter to a new history book.  My essay, “Passing the axe : the Baltimore saxophone tradition,” appears in Music at the Crossroads, published by Loyola University’s Apprentice House press. As the founding newsletter editor for the Baltimore Jazz Alliance, it was a […]

Mike Stern and Esperanza Spalding, Gil Scott-Heron, Wayne Krantz: NY Press reviews with photos

UPDATE: New York Press overhauled their website, breaking links to older stories. Below are copies of reviews I wrote of three favorite shows: Mike Stern with Esperanza Spalding, Gil Scott-Heron, Wayne Krantz. Jazz cats shred underground as the world burns for Bieber When Esperanza Spalding took Best New Artist at the Grammy’s, Justin Bieber fans shrieked and fans […]