Below you’ll find an abbreviated list of performers, composers, and creatives I admire. To receive notifications about performances and collaborations with these artists and others, join my mailing list.
Sarah Belle Reid, a trumpeter, music electronist, and CalArts DMA candidate. She also runs Mod Index, an organization dedicated to increasing the visibility and engagement of women in music technology. Check out her Patreon here.
Chaz Martineau, a versatile tenor sax player currently in Mesa, Arizona. Check out his YouTube channel for original duets with a variety of Phoenix-area jazz musicians. Watch his performance of Red Light Horizon on my undergraduate senior recital here.
Matt Barbier, trombone faculty at CalArts and LA City College and member of almost every contemporary group you’ve ever heard of (gnarwhallaby, wildUp, Trio Kobayashi, RAGE Thormbones… the list goes on). If you don’t know him, you should.
Alex Wilson, professor of trumpet at Grand Valley State University and ASU doctoral alum. Hear him on RPM (trumpet trio) here. Also check out his debut record, Volti Subito, featuring a truly fearsome arrangement of Paganini’s second violin concerto.
Cameron Robello, a good friend and experimental composer based in New York. I gave the world premiere of his new piece Quiver, for amplified trumpet and paper, on my mid-residency recital on March 3. Listen to the audio here or watch the video here.
Ian Stahl, CalArts alum and frontman of the band Cilience. I had the pleasure of performing on his graduate recital. Ian is also an excellent sound engineer, and we’ve worked together on a number of recording projects.
Chris Lamb, an ASU doctoral alum who’s currently working in Virginia. Phantom Brass gave the premiere of his work, Virginia Nights, on my mid-residency recital on March 3.
Amber Gudaitis, a composer and choreographer out of Portland, Oregon. She frequently mounts interdisciplinary works reuniting dance and live music.
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