I'm pleased to announce my debut jazz record, Identity Crisis, which will be recorded this summer and released by the end of the year. This long-awaited project is a massive undertaking, and I need all the help I can get from fans and music supporters to make it possible. I have started a fundraising campaign (click to visit site) with Indiegogo—please consider making a donation! Every penny counts. Thank you!
This album will feature ten small group compositions of mine, played by some of my favorite musicians: Todd DelGiudice (alto saxophone), truly one of the best living saxophone players; Greg Goebel (piano), who is really making things happen in Portland and all across the globe; Josh Hettwer (tenor saxophone), Lyle Hopkins (bass), and Ken Mastrogiovanni (drums), all of whom I play with frequently and whose musicianship and artistry are on incredible levels; Torrey Newhart (piano), Sean Peterson (bass), and Adam Carlson (drums), all of whom make up my regularly performing jazz quintet and never fail to bring the house down.
Conceptually, Identity Crisis is about soul-searching, change, perseverance, and resolution. Its completion will represent a landmark in my musical career and hopefully in the lives of those whom it reaches. I'm so grateful for the financial aid and musical support I have already received and hope to see this work to a successful finish! Stay tuned for updates along the way.