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Meet the Musicians who Helped Create the Red.Black.Green Album

I’ve been blessed to have some very incredible musicians help me record my album Red.Black.Green. It’s awesome to have guys who can bring my compositions to life in a way that’s beyond what I could’ve ever imagined. With the release date being only a few weeks away, I thought it would be cool to introduce the people who played on the album. They are Rob Dixon (saxophone), Greg Artry (drums) and Steven Jones (piano).

Rob is a brilliant musician, composer and band leader who has helped many Indianapolis musicians find their way while working with some of the most noteworthy jazz artists around the county. I met Greg shortly after moving to Indianapolis. We hit it off right away and bonded over many low paying local gigs and long trips working with other artists on the road. Steven is one of the hardest working piano players I’ve ever met. His sound can be heard all over the city as he’s one of the most in-demand musicians on the scene.

Earlier this week we all got together for an after hours jam session at Indianapolis’ historic Chatterbox Jazz Club. It was epic! We were joined by several other awesome musicians including my brother Sleepy from Native Sun on drums. I recorded the jam for you. Check it out below! The album Red.Black.Green will be available on October 8th.

 


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Get several tracks from the album today when you pre-order plus you'll be the first to have the entire album on release day October 8th.


Wade in The Water: William Menefield Trio Performs at The Jazz Kitchen

Check out the video from a show I organized with the William Menefield Trio in March. We performed an interpretation of the spiritual Wade in The Water to a sold-out crowd at The Jazz Kitchen.

If you like the video and want to see this band in your city send me a message using the form below. We're currently booking shows for summer and fall 2016.

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New Video Series: Tales From the Bandstand Episode 2

Here's the second episode of my new series of videos featuring my show's with the William Menefield Trio. This one highlights our drummer, Anthony "T" Lee. I really believe this group has a sound that will resonate with music lovers all around the US and abroad. So I'm documenting our performances and will share a new video each week. Please check out the this episode below and let me know what you think of it. Thanks!

New Video Series: Tales From the Bandstand Episode 1

I've decided to create a new series of videos featuring my show's with the William Menefield Trio. We perform at The Greenwich Tavern on the 3rd Friday of each month. Our shows always go over really well with the crowd but the room only holds about 50 people.

I really believe this group has a sound that will resonate with music lovers all around the US and abroad. So I'm documenting our performances and will share a new video each week. Please check out the first episode below and let me know what you think of it. Thanks!

My Free Live Album is Now on Bandcamp

My free live album, Live at The Jazz Kitchen in now available on Bandcamp. I'm giving away this music as a way of thanking everyone who has been supportive of my work in 2015. I've placed the album on Bandcamp in order to provide an easy and convenient means of downloading the music. It's totally free but there is an option to donate for those who would like to help me continue spreading my music to new audiences in 2016. Listen to the album below. Thanks!

Behind the Scenes: Recording Session with William Menefield Trio

On Sunday November 22nd I met with my friends William Menefield and Anthony Lee at Lausche Recording Studio in Cincinnati to begin recording Will's new trio album. We had a very productive session and a lot of fun. I'm extremely excited about the future of this group. There's an awesome chemistry with this band that is hard to come by. 

Check out some clips from our recording session below. I will do my best to keep you in the loop during the entire process of this recording. There are so many great moments that happen before the record button is pushed and I want to be able to share that experience as well as the finished product. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!