Category Archives: Announcements

2016 Denver Jazz Trumpet Consortium

Al Hood, who teaches trumpet at Denver University’s Lamont School of Music, and directs their Lamont Jazz Ensemble, has once again put together an event for lovers of jazz and trumpet.  Here’s some information he recently posted that could be … Continue reading

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Opening of a “A Remarkable Life”

Way back in September of 2014, I had blogged about an independent film that I had written some music for earlier that summer…just one brief, but pivotal scene.  Since then, “A Remarkable Life” has had some success in various film festivals (including … Continue reading

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New Website Up and Running!

After the normal growing pains associated with any kind of change in personal technology, my new website has launched!  It offers a much more streamlined, current look, and easier access to all kinds of information about my private teaching, audio … Continue reading

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Website and Email Transfers

Here’s a quick note about my new website being set up with a new host, which will also impact my email.  I’m hoping that everything goes smoothly, but you never know.  The process should start on Thursday, May 12th, but … Continue reading

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Clifford Brown Jazz Trumpet Consortium: June 15-18, 2015, Wilmington, Delaware

My friend and colleague Alan Hood knows more about the late, great jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown than anyone I know.  Add to that the fact that Al has been a treasure in Denver trumpet community since he joined the faculty … Continue reading

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Fourth Annual DU Trumpet Day- April 11, 2015!

It’s that time of the year again, for what has turned into a successful annual event for trumpet players.  Hosted by Alan Hood, professor of trumpet and director of the Lamont Jazz Ensemble at Denver University, this day is full of … Continue reading

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Explanation for Delays in Posting

My apologies to all of the subscribers of this blog for my taking so long to publish a new post.  I lost my father on March 25th, and have since been overwhelmed with all of the demands that come with … Continue reading

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2014 DU Trumpet Hang!

Here’s a great event for Denver metro trumpet players, although many have come from beyond Colorado’s borders to attend.  For the price of a private lesson, you can attend five informative clinics with talented, experienced pros, try out a variety of … Continue reading

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2013-2014 Colorado All State Band and All State Jazz Band Auditions

All of the information for the 2013-2014 Colorado All State Band and All State Jazz Band is now available on line.  Here in one place are all the links for trumpet and jazz piano players (and more), along with some supporting … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Dark Side of Success

The world constantly presents us with challenges.  Sometimes we find their solutions quite readily, or we may struggle with a problem for years.  And other times we might just give up, or even ignore the dilemma altogether.  Finding a successful … Continue reading

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