Kora Band premieres new Chamber Music America Suite in the North West

Pianist Andrew Oliver was awarded a CMA New Jazz Works grant for the composition of his suite ‘New Traditions’ for the Kora Band. We’ll be performing and recording this work throughout the Northwest at the end of October and early November. “New Traditions” is a suite of eight compositions, each of which takes as its […]


Spin Quartet

Spin Quartet, in Seattle – shows & recording!

The Spin Quartet – my group with Geof Bradfield, Clark Sommers, and Kobie Watkins – will return to the Seattle area with two shows at the end of July. Those of you who saw the group at the Ballard Jazz Festival, or any of our other shows throughout the region in the last year and […]

New Tunnel Six record out now!

I’m very excited to announce the newest Tunnel Six record is now available! Recorded during our 2012 tour, ALIVE is a wonderful step forward for the band. Featuring 9 new tunes, the album showcases the band from gigs in Portland, Vancouver BC, and Seattle. I’m also proud to mention that the album art features my photography […]



Facet Mutes Endorsement

I’m happy to announce that I’m now an artist for Facet Mutes. Not only are these mutes a fine display of excellent craftsmanship, but the wood adds colors to the sound much the same way a stringed instrument might be influenced by the type of wood the luthier used. My walnut/birch combo cup mute was […]

Tunnel Six awarded 2013 Canada Council for the Arts Touring Grant

For the fourth year in a row, we’re excited to announce that Tunnel Six will again be touring the US and Canada with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. This couldn’t come at a better time, as we’re also going to be releasing our new live album, as a follow-up to the […]