Music

Dan Loomis: Jobs Trials

Tomorrow night at 8:00pm, I’m performing Dan Loomis’ Jobs Trials at Ibeam in Brooklyn. This music is based on the bible’s Book of Job. There are great musicians performing alongside with me. A wonderful singer out on the scene from Korea, Songyi Jeon, great guitarist, Jeff Miles, Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums (where did this guy come from? Awesome!), the all… Read more →

Listen Here

You can check out some of my music here: Track 1: Coming Home is a piece I wrote for my first recording “Soulmates” 2001 Track 2: Not Much Of A Dog is from my third recording “Imagination:The Music From Joe Raposo” 2008 Track 3: Facsar is an excerpt from a composition by Luciano Berio. I am improvising while violist Miranda… Read more →

My First Video

Ok, I did it. I made my first video. This is a big deal for me since I haven’t ever posted a video of myself let alone one of me playing the piano. For those who do not know, I was a classical pianist before I devoted my time to singing. I took a long hiatus from playing and performing… Read more →

Shows To Check Out Before 2014 Ends!

We are coming into our last two weeks of 2014 (holy crap!) There are some great performances that I highly recommend you all to go see. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:30pm Jesse Stacken‘s Helleborus CD Release Concert Jesse Stacken – piano and compositions Tony Malaby – saxophone Sean Conly – bass Tom Rainey – drums Cornelia Street Café 29 Cornelia… Read more →

August Artist Feature: Miranda Sielaff

This month’s featured artist is the wonderful performer, educator and violist, Miranda Sielaff. Miranda and I go way back to when we used to teach music up in Westchester county back in our early days in New York City. Miranda and I have shared countless meals together over the past decade or so and I’m not sure what her favorite… Read more →

Choi – Sacks Duo Recording #3

Two weeks ago, my friend, Jacob Sacks and I completed our third recording at Acoustic Sound. With the help of our friend, Geoff Kraly and sound engineer Michael Brorby, we recorded a variety of interpretations of nine jazz standards. It was very exciting to be in the studio and it has been more than five years since Jacob and I… Read more →

Jazz For The Family This Sunday

My monthly performance at my neighborhood cafe is happening this Sunday at 4:00pm. Lark Cafe is a bright space where families can come and enjoy lunch, brunch, coffee, beer, donuts, ice cream and pie all while listening to yours truly and my friends, Elena Camerin on voice and Khabu Young on baritone guitar (not sure what a baritone guitar is,… Read more →

The Lion

While celebrating my birthday the other evening, I congratulated my friend Ben Scheuer on his multiple awards for his newest animated video for his song. “The Lion.” As I was telling my other friends about this song, it had just occurred to me that I had sung additional vocals on this track. I am honored to have been part of… Read more →

Jacob Sacks’ No Man’s Land Release

It’s finally here. My dearest friend and colleague, Jacob Sacks has finally released his quintet cd, “No Man’s Land“. Now when I say finally, it has taken more than eleven years to release this recording. Even at the young age of 24, you can hear musical and artistic maturity beyond his years. The members of his band are incredible artists… Read more →