Category: Event

Upcoming Georgia Solo Recital

Upcoming: Georgia Solo Recital Sunday, July 30th 2017 3:00 PM Eastminster Presbyterian Church of Marietta  3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, Georgia 30062 Hello Georgia friends! I’m playing a solo recital on July 30th, literally the day before I’m making my move to LA. The brilliant Judy Cole will be joining me on piano to perform: JT Burson: “Excursions on a Common… Read more →

Spectacle Brass in Villa Rica, GA; live performance, Christmas tree lighting, special event, ceremonial music, trumpet

Challenging the “Orchestral” Model

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend two local concerts: Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) Jazz at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre and a matinee Atlanta Symphony performance at the Woodruff Arts Center. While I’d like to offer a few musical observations on both concerts, it seems this would be an appropriate setting to discuss how modern orchestras are changing… Read more →

Atlanta Bone Squad

ATL Music Scene: Atlanta Bone Squad

Earlier this month I had the fantastic opportunity to hear the Atlanta Bone Squad at Alpharetta’s innovative performance venue, the Velvet Note.  The vision of eminent jazz trombonist and educator Wes Funderburk, the ensemble of five trombones and rhythm section comprised Tom Gibson, Lee Watts, Richard Sherrington, Decker Babcock, Justin Varnes, Trey Wright and Chris Riggenbach. The Velvet Note markets… Read more →

LIVE Stream for Recital this Afternoon at 1:55PM

I’m thrilled to be presenting a recital this afternoon with some incredible musicians. Check out the live stream here, beginning at 1:55PM EST. https://new.livestream.com/accounts/4813488/events/2969588 ***Please note you will need to create a Livestream account to view the feed–but this is EASY and FREE! The easiest option is simply to “Login with Facebook.” Thanks for investing your time in great music! Read more →

Upcoming Recital: “On The Edge,” May 3rd, 2014

Senior recital, spectacle brass, wildwood baptist church, Eric Ewazen, John Thomas Burson, trumpet, violin, horn, trombone, David Sampson, William Funk
Upcoming Senior Recital on May 3rd, 2014 at 2:00PM EST

Excited to announce the date of my senior recital! I’m thrilled to be collaborating with these incredible musicians, including: Jonathan UrizarKaren MartinChris OttsJustin BrookinsSteve ColemanJustin M Rowan, and Spectacle Brass! The performance will include a world premiere, a work for 2 trumpets and electronics, a haunting reflection on a T.S. Elliot work, and more– join us on May 3rd at 2:00PM at Wildwood Baptist Church in Acworth, GA!

To Include:

A World Premiere
Work for Trumpet and Electronics
Ewazen Trio for Trumpet, Violin, and Piano
Spectacle Brass
Steve Coleman

Featuring Special Guests:
Jonathan Urizar, Violin
Karen Martin, Soprano
Chris Otts, Saxophone
Justin Brookins, Viola

**To be live streamed via the web (watch this page for details)**

Robert Spano and Jeremy Denk: Beyond the Notes

Spectacle Brass playing for Atlanta Symphony Music Director Robert Spano. Photo Credit: Joseph Greenway Over the last several weeks, I have been incredibly blessed to experience masterclasses and performances by two of the greatest minds of our time: Robert Spano and Jeremy Denk.  During Denk’s lecture at the Bailey Center, he mentioned the importance of writing about what we do.… Read more →