Music

Making Up With An Old Friend

Over the past year and a half, I have been studying piano with the amazing Sofia Rosoff. Sofia has rekindled the love that I had for playing the piano the way I did when I was a child. I never thought that the feeling would return. All throughout my undergrad degree I was miserable and loathed playing the next piano… Read more →

Finding My Way Back

Since last August, I have been studying with the incredible piano teacher, Sofia Rosoff. She is a remarkable woman. At 91 years old, she is sharp, wise, generous and awe inspiring. I haven’t been playing the piano seriously for more than 15 years, during which time I was working on my vocal skills. Now I feel ready to really start… Read more →

Show at Seeds in Brooklyn

I am playing a show at the intimate music series Seeds in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn on Wednesday, April 25th at 8:30pm. I will be performing with a young Swiss bassist, Fabien Iannone and great ukulele/guitarist, Khabu Doug Young. Should be awesome. Hope to see some folks there. The Seeds series is located at 617 Vanderbilt Ave in Brooklyn. Read more →

Performing Monk Tonight

This is day three for my residency at Array Music with pianist Jacob Sacks. Jacob just completed two nights of solo piano performing all Thelonious Monk tunes. We complete Monk’s repertoire tonight. The audiences have been wonderful and Toronto has been great. Anyone in Toronto, come on down to Array! Details: Wednesday, October 21 8:00pm The Music of Monk Jacob… Read more →

“Usra Minor” Just Added To Yeah Yeah Records

I am happy to welcome New York drummer Vinnie Sperrazza and alto saxophonist Matt Blostein’s newest cd Ursa Minor to the Yeah Yeah Records catalog. Vinnie is an amazing drummer who I often play with in my own projects. Matt Blostein is a horn player who plays beautiful, fluid lines and writes tasteful music. Both Vinnie and Matt contribute original… Read more →

Shades of Jazz on Noir

This Sunday at Barbes my voice will be on a multimedia performance that will include live improvised music, film and lighting. The film is by Ana Isabel Ordonez and the musicians will be Herb Robertson, Dave Ballou and Matt Darriau. I recorded my voice a few months ago and I have no idea what the final product is. I’ve never… Read more →

This Week’s Preview

So I’ve decided to write about shows that I intend to see and/or if I can’t make them, I highly recommend you checking them out. Monday, April 14th Eivind Opsvik Overseas with Tony Malaby, Jacob Sacks, Kenny Wolleson at Knitting Factory Tap Bar 8 pm $13 If you haven’t checked this band out, you should really go. Eivind’s compositions are… Read more →

Come To The Stone Tonight

So tonight I will be heading to The Stone to hear Jacob Sacks and Eivind Opsvik play with Mat Maneri and Billy Mintz. If you haven’t had a chance to hear this band I highly recommend it. The music are all original compositions written by Jacob or Eivind and it’s loose and unpredictable (definitely my kind of thing). Jacob and… Read more →

Darcy’s Show

So last night I went to see Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society band. Darcy is a fellow Canadian musician living and working in New York. Darcy is also a very articulate and intelligent writer of both music and music events (you should definitely check out his blog if you haven’t done so already.) Anyways, last night was the first time… Read more →

Interesting Shows

So I haven’t been talking about any cool music that I’ve seen over the past little while. I will try my best to remember what has happened in the past month. In September I went to the Vanguard to see the Paul Motian trio with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano (killin’!). I am always amazed at how fresh everything sounds… Read more →

Weird But Cool

So yesterday as most of you know marked the sixth year anniversary of 9-11. It was a difficult day for a lot of people in New York and I was moved by the events and tributes that were happening all over the city. I was part of a Global Peace Day event yesterday and it was bit strange but ended… Read more →

Gig on Sunday

Yoon Sun Choi’s “Beyond Borders” Yoon Sun Choi – voice Loren Stillman – alto sax Jacob Sacks – rhodes Thomas Morgan – bass Gerald Cleaver – drums Sunday, August 5th 9:30pm-12:00am 55 Bar (55 Christopher Street) 1/9 Train to Christopher station Cover: $10 Read more →

The E-String Band At Biscuit BBQ

Hello! Well I’m super excited to say that The E-String Band will be performing the early show at Biscuit BBQ this Friday, May 18th. For anyone who doesn’t know about E-String it is one of the most fun musical endeavours that I’ve put together. It features Jacob Sacks on melodica and harmophone, Khabu Doug Young on ukulele, Vinnie Sperrazza on… Read more →

New Website On It’s Way

Well I’m finally getting off my ass and working on a new site. The blog here is a taste of what it will look like. Thanks for all your patience folks. I swear I’ll get my act together soon. Last night the E-String Band played the New York Ukulele Festival and we had a great time! The uke scene is… Read more →

The Raposo Project

Tonight I will be doing the Joe Raposo Project at the Brecht Forum in New York City. This will be my debut performance at this venue so I’m pretty psyched. Here are the details: Friday, December 22, 9pm (one set only) The Raposo Project (the music of Joe Raposo) Yoon Sun Choi – voice Jacob Sacks – piano Vinnie Sperrazza… Read more →