My short story, Blue Swing, has been published by Retreat West as part of an anthology called No Good Deed. The story is about the urge to help other people. The anthology is raising funds[…]
My short story, Music Is a Verb, has been published on Storgy. It’s about the power of music as a healing force. The action begins during the IRA bombing of Manchester in 1996. You can[…]
My short story, A Better World for Connie, has been published on Selcouth Station. It’s about the impulse to deny yourself what you truly want in life — as well as parenthood, polar bears, zorbing and[…]
My short story, Horns in the Hat Works, has been published in Issue Six of Cabinet of Heed. The story is about how we learn, how we share knowledge — and saxophones.
Clear the decks, uninstall the software: Brass and woodwind instruments are making a comeback. Why? Because they tell it like it is – with no bullshit.
“A genius is the one most like himself”: Three jazz moments that resonate with an astonishing unity of person and performance.
One of the biggest reasons I love jazz music is the culture of the standard: Compositions that are only very loosely attached to their creator, instead belonging to a common pool – melodic resources, free-to-use.