A new synth, new video, collaboration and a new remix!

Analog instruments have added a whole new richness to the sound of my music.  The Roland Juno provides that warm classic tone used in the music of groups such as Sigur Ros and Justice.  A vintage synthesizer compares to computer generated sounds as Belgian dark chocolate would compare to a snickers bar.  Synths have recently became a bigger part of my live performance in comprovisational collaboration with TAL.  You can catch this current yet unique mix of live composition at Rodan in Wicker Park every other Sunday.

Summer 2010 Update

2010 Has been a great year so far; playing an event for Playboy Magazine with Black Bear Combo, a song with Jody Watley and a performance at Lollapalooza with Mumford & Sons. I’ve also recorded on a number of soundtracks written by Carl Sondrol for MSN.com, Orbit gum and Collegehumor.com.

In Chicago you can see me play with JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound and Black Bear Combo. Every Thursday night, I play lead trumpet with Alan Gresik’s Swing Shift Orchestra at The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. Also come check out Stephen Paul Smoker at the North Coast Music Festival in Union Park, Sunday September 5th. I’m sure I’ve left out a number of things…

Enjoy this video by JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound!