Latest updates 2/22/21
New Teaching Gig!
I'm now signed up to teach jazz Improv. lessons to middle school thru adult students at the Minnesota Convservatory for the Arts in Winona, MN. The lessons are open to all instrumentalists starting online immediately and in person when it's safe. Full details & how to register here.
MN State Arts Board Grant
On the creative side of things, I Just got word that I was awarded a MN State Arts Board grant for online recording and educational projects. There are two main portions to the grant: one is to collaborate online with other jazz artists to create a new CD. I have 10 other players lined up including: Guitarists Mike James & Scott Gerry; bassists Larry Dalton & Eric Graham; pianists Bert Dalton, & Eric Heukeshoven; trumpeter Dave Lamoreux; drummers Rich MacDonald, Miles Johnston and Jeff Strom.
The other project involves live-streaming my "What is Jazz" presentation for members of the Winona Friendship Center & recording it for YouTube.
Momentous Record Deal
Still have a CD player? I've got a new thing brewing.. I'm now partnering with Momentous Records to sell hard copies of the REAL CD's from my catalog. After realizing my offerings were scattered all over, I collected the iTunes and Spotify download links to my CD projects. These can be viewed at the new "Store" link on this site.
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JP Big Band St. Cecelia Theatre 2/22/20
...Can't believe it's been a year!
If you missed the recent broadcasts of KSMQ's PBS TV show "off 90" show, it's now available on YouTube here The full broadcast includes segments of my presentation at the Dilley Symposium last November and portions of the JP Big Band concert 2/22/20 at the St. Cecilia Theatre in Winona, MN. And... A couple JP Big Band tunes included in the "Off 90" TV show mentioned above are now on this YouTube link. Check out the full JP Big Band concert program & personnel from 2/22/20 here