June’s Artist Feature: Benjamin Scheuer

June’s Artist Feature: Benjamin Scheuer

This month’s artist feature is the remarkable and talented song-writer, guitarist, singer and actor Benjamin Scheuer. I have known Ben for more than a decade and seen this wonderful musician grow into the amazing talent that he is now. Ben is a foodie. It is guaranteed that if Ben hosts a party, there will be …

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May’s Artist Feature: Jacob Sacks

May’s Artist Feature: Jacob Sacks

Pianist, composer and educator Jacob Sacks is this month’s artist feature. I have known Jacob for more than 15 years, and performed and collaborated with him almost from the start. He is an artist with integrity, honesty and deep artistry. From the very first time I heard him perform, I knew he was special. Jacob …

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Another Award For “The Lion”

Another Award For “The Lion”

Congratulations Ben! Once again Ben Scheuer‘s “The Lion” video has won yet another award. Feel honored to have been the additional vocals on this recording.

Paris Monster!

Paris Monster!

Here’s a video for Paris Monster’s March gig at Rockwood Music Hall. Josh and Geoff are kind of awesome!

April’s Artist Feature: Khabu Doug Young

April’s Artist Feature: Khabu Doug Young

This month’s artist feature is an amazing musician and creative improviser. Khabu Doug Young is a guitarist extraordinaire and a superb ukulele player. I have known Khabu for about 13 years and worked with him for almost 10 years. Khabu and I have shared the stage and the classroom many times over the years and …

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Shakespeare’s Heightened Language With Patsy Rodenburg

Shakespeare’s Heightened Language With Patsy Rodenburg

Two weeks ago, I spent three intensive days at the Michael Howard Studios in Chelsea doing an acting workshop with master coach, Patsy Rodenburg. I am not an actor, so I had never heard of Patsy Rodenburg before and only decided to try her workshop on the recommendation of a friend. The thing that fascinated …

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March Artist Feature: Akiko Sasaki

March Artist Feature: Akiko Sasaki

This month’s feature artist is Akiko Sasaki. I have known Akiko for more than seven years and I have to say that she is one of the hardest working people I know. Akiko has so many talents that it almost seems unfair to list them all. Outside of her musical talents as a classical pianist …

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February’s Artist Feature: Thomas Morgan

February’s Artist Feature: Thomas Morgan

This month’s artist feature is about my longtime friend, the gifted musician and bassist Thomas Morgan. I cannot recall all the meals that Thomas and I have shared over the years but in the last decade, Thomas has followed a macrobiotic diet and I have learned to make many delicious dishes to ensure that we …

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Featured Artist for January 2014: Geoff Kraly

Featured Artist for January 2014: Geoff Kraly

To start off the new year, I have decided to feature a musical artist every month on my blog. I’m planning to select artists I have some personal connection with: I have either worked for them, collaborated with them, or hope to work/collaborate with them in the future. Also, I’m planning to feature artists who …

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10 Minutes To Get Things Done

10 Minutes To Get Things Done

We are now well on our way into 2014 and I started off nicely with an afternoon of reading J.S. Back Fugues, Book I with many wonderful musicians hosted by my lovely friend, composer and violinist,Dana Lyn. Nothing feels better than playing some Bach but after that wonderful day, I got a stomach bug and …

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