Interview this Thursday!

This  Thursday from 3-6 PM PST we’ll be doing an interview on the Blake Aaron Radio show!  You can tune in any number of ways: on 88.5 FM KSBR, Cox Channel 967, or streamed over the internet on ITunes or KSBR.org.  As part of the interview, we’ll be premiering a new song, so be sure to tune in!

We also might play a song or two live!

In other news, I just recently finished recording a track for a charity album being produced by one of my endorsement companies. Vibrato Saxophones is currently putting together a project featuring several of their artists to help support music education in Thailand. Each of the songs on the record was written by their King, King Bhumibol Adulyadej who also happens to be a saxophone player and composer.

It’s been an absolute honor to be a part of the project. The tune I recorded is called “Lullaby” and hopefully there will be a clip up soon.

I also wanted to let you know that both of the books that are available on Teen Jazz have been updated! Advice for Young Musicians has been updated with advice from our latest interviewees (with one new chapter) and The Album Checklist Bundle has been greatly expanded! It is now 54 pages instead of 27 and has two new chapters. Advice for Young Musicians is free while The Album Checklist Bundle is only $1.99.

Lastly, I’m officially an author on Goodreads! I’m pretty excited about it. You can check out my author profile here.

 

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Some Blues

The past couple weeks I’ve been working on something in secret. Sort of. I’ve posted a few updates on Facebook and Instagram about what I’ve been up to, but you know how it is with Facebook – sometimes only 3 people see any posts from your pages. Sigh.

So, I’ll give you a bit of a hint…

And maybe another…

And one last one for good measure…

Yup. I’m back in the studio recording!

It’s not a full album by any stretch so far, only a couple of songs, but I’m having a ton of fun working on them. And… They are both instrumental! It has been a while since I’ve put anything instrumental out (not since Falling Slowly), and I am totally loving recording sax again.

I’m not ready to spill all the details regarding what I’m working on, but I’ll give away a few things…

1. A lot of what I’ve been working on as part of my project 365 is going to show up on the recordings

2. There is at least one cover and one original (maybe more – but I’m not telling)

3. There’s some flute and maybe a bit of background vocals, but a whole lot of saxophone!

So the new? My original song. The old? Going back to playing sax. The borrowed? The cover song. The blues? 🙂

One final quick update – I’ve recently launched a podcast as part of Teen Jazz and Teen Jazz Radio. It’s available on iTunes and through the Teen Jazz websites. I would really love it if you checked the podcast out. Let me know what you think and maybe even send me a question to answer in one of the next sessions!

Thank you all for reading!