I recently got back from Boise State University where I performed in the Gene Harris Super Band as part of the 25th Annual Gene Harris Jazz Festival. It was really a pleasure to do a deep dive into Harris’s big band work.

Now, I’m finishing up a brand-new album of original quintet compositions that will be released on PJCE Records. This album has been partially funded by the Portland State University Faculty Association.

I am also producing two little concert series this summer: The Driveway Jazz Series and a monthly series at The Concerts at Lincoln Street. The Regional Arts and Culture Council has funded the 10 driveway house concerts, which feature a wide variety of Portland jazz musicians.

In August, I will be back at the Oregon Jazz Workshop in Eugene for a couple days of teaching and performing.