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Intrinsic Desire: Tuesday Night Mid May

Poetry and a spontaneously creative act that you know has something to say.

It speaks and it breaths and needs to be released.

The ears ring, the mind is tired but the will, the desire to play that…

Super Energy Shot for Band Clinic

I call it the Super Energy Shot for Band Clinic and I can come to your school and give a master class and work shop at a very reasonable discount. Because of my relationship with Conn-Selmer, you get an a…

Selmer Advantage

The Selmer difference.. 

Put a brand new Buffet Prestige low C bass clarinet next to a new Selmer Privilege low c in the same room and prepare a comparison. Use the same air support, open up and give it…

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Reflection on the clarinet today

A question was posed recently on a clarinet group I belong to on Linked in: "Where is the clarinet going musically" and I decided to share my response right here on my blog.

Since the cartoon character Squidward is the…

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Improving and improvising musician.

 I'll never forget working with Butch Morris back in the 90's and as we prepared for our run with New York Skyscraper at Context in the Bowery, he told me that I should consider playing my own warm up exercises…

Its a clarinet world

Why clarinet conspiracy .com? Because it's a clarinet world, but no body understands that. Of course I'm saying that tongue in cheek, but let's face it, since the great Benny goodman, the clarinet is a somewhat under utilized instrument in…

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Constant motion

Sometimes you just cant practice enough because life encourages you to stay vigilant, meet new folks and seek out new opportunity. We live in a community where we really do depend on one another, for friendship, information, services, you name…

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News and thoughts

In January, the Cambridge Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council supported the Vortex Series for New and Improvised Music with a matching grant.

In March we had a fundraiser at the new Somerville Armory building which featured some…