Composer, Arranger, Copyist

In 2014 I had the pleasure of working as an arranger with JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, The Million Dollar Quartet, The CCM Jazz Ensemble, The Al Sofia Orchestra and a long list of private clients needing wedding ceremony and event music. I’m looking forward to booking many new projects in the coming year!

Tribute to Bix

In celebration of the birth of trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke, I had the honor of playing in the horn section of Josh Duffee’s Graystone Monarchs at the Tribute to Bix festival in Racine, Wisconsin this afternoon.  The band features the talented Andy Schumm on Cornet and members of the Fat Babies band are scattered throughout the personnel.

Black Bear Combo at the White House

black bear white house 2013

left to right: Rob Pleshar, Gerald Bailey, Ehsan Ghoreshi, Dersu Burrows, Doug Abram.

This past week I had the pleasure of joining the Chicago based Balkan brass band entertaining military families for a Halloween party at the White House.  The band debuted a new orange and black costume designed by saxophonist Doug Abram.

Music Appreciation

If you are attending Moraine Valley Community College do not miss this opportunity to sign up for my music appreciation class.  Take a helicopter tour of what the entire history of music has to offer in one semester!  The next class I teach will be offered in March of 2014.