Craig Fraedrich, Matt Niess, Karen Walker and I took the Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble on a tour of the Northwest in May, 2017, with performances in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. Great trip!
I presented a lecture series on topics in jazz history at a local library. What a wonderful and engaging audience!
I am on sabbatical from teaching this fall, 2017 and am researching jazz piano trios - I'm compiling a detailed anthology. I also visited eight college campuses, researching contemporary music programs.