I hope that everyone who is reading this is safe and healthy. I will continue to send healing energy, love and positive vibrations to all of my fellow global citizens. At the moment, all of my international live concerts this year are postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are some domestic and local concerts that have been re-booked for the summer and fall 2021. Details about the rescheduling of these shows will be posted shortly.
… in the meantime
Brooklyn Raga Massive’s new record “In D” is out, and it’s quite amazing. I feel very fortunate to be a part of it. You can find it here: https://brooklynragamassive.bandcamp.com/album/in-d
This year, I co-founded “Creative Strings Improvisers Ensemble LLC” with my wife, the amazing violinist / composer Gwen Laster. We are “off and running” creating masterclasses, workshops, virtual concerts and professional development workshops for music instructors. If you are a parent, educator or independent school organization - and are seeking a progressive, well-rounded musical experience for young musicians - go to our links, and consider enrolling your young, creative music students in our program. We would love to work with them!
New video: https://vimeo.com/514071738
More information about C.S.I.E. here: https://www.gwenlaster.com/creative-strings-improvisers-ensemble.html
In these unprecedented times, I am committed to easing the burden for those who I know who are in need, and help share information about methods, organizations, initiatives that may assist those in need whom I don’t know. Here in Beacon, NY I am involved in various community service programs (such as the Wednesday Food Bank distribution for the hungry) and have accepted the invitation to serve on the board of BeaconArts (BACA) & The Highlands Current. I think it’s important that I contribute everything I can to my local community, as well as the world community.
Gwen Laster’s “Blue Lotus” record (under the group name New Muse 4tet) will be released on February 26th (links will follow)
New music from me is on the way (release dateTBA)
Check back for more updates and announcements. Thank you for your continued support!