My seventh album, “In a Heartbeat,” will be released by PJCE Records on October 21. On August 21, my quintet will be previewing the music at the Montavilla Jazz Festival (you can pre-order the CD at https://pjce.bandcamp.com/album/in-a-heartbeat-2). Tickets for the show are now available.

I am producing two concert series for local musicians this summer: The Driveway Jazz Series and 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, and the PDX Events Action Table has funded the four indoor concerts.

I am also excited about two other things: a recent commission, “Microclimates,” for pianist Andree-Ann Deschenes, and a role as pianist in the brand-new 1905 Orchestra.