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(Post-)Midnight Musings…

Often, late nights in random hotel rooms are the rare, quiet moments when my mind is free to wander, and to ponder the peculiarities of my life… How is it that somebody who grew up in a random English resort town, and was a handed a trumpet as a child, with no previous interest or…

I Should Be Sleeping…

I’ve been making an effort to consistently sleep a little more, lately. Between playing rehearsals and gigs, teaching trumpet lessons, making YouTube videos, running my social media, and the myriad other things that fill each day, it’s easy to let it slip. It had become habit to regularly only sleep 5 hours a night, at…

The Cuban-Khaleeji Project at NYUAD

Last month, I spent 10 days in Abu Dhabi, in residence at NYU Abu Dhabi’s Arts Center with the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. With our director, Arturo O’Farrill, and a number of guest artists, we explored the middle eastern roots of, and parallels with, Latin Jazz. The rehearsal process and resultant concert was a remarkable experience….

Just Start!

In today’s world, there are many distractions, between the numerous things that pop up on our phones, to things that real life throws at us. If, like me, you’re prone to procrastinate then it can be a minefield, and productivity can go completely out of the window. Whether simply working through a to-do list, prioritizing…

Expanding Intervals #1 for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #34

Download the PDF of “Expanding Intervals #1“ This week’s #EOTW is part finger workout, part flexibility exercise – a technical drill working a sequence of increasing intervals. This is just one basic permutation of how this pattern could be used – I’ll most likely publish a more comprehensive collection as I practice it more and figure out…

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