This recording is of Derek’s Go Gringo Go ensemble from September 17, 2004. I was honored to perform with him that night, am grateful for the time we had together, … Continue reading
A samba reggae tune I wrote inspired by the power of music, the drum, and the potential for living true lives: At times we are looking for distance Sometimes distance … Continue reading
Featuring Jake Feinberg and Rafael Otto Emil Richards has been playing the vibes for more than seven decades, accumulating accolades and recording credits with some of America’s finest musicians, including … Continue reading
I tilt the conga forward with my thigh to help release the tone. One hand rests flat on the head, the other holds a stick an inch above the rim. … Continue reading
This post originally appeared on the ARTSblog for Americans for the Arts. PDX, Stumptown, the City of Roses, Portlandia, Bridgetown. All of these offer a glimpse into my “second-tier,” west … Continue reading
I’ve decided to publish my daughter’s first official poem! Here it is, by Kaya (age 6), with color and illustrations.