So happy to play with the Ball State Jazz Ensemble as a guest artist in collaboration with Ableton! The music software company hosted several masterclasses throughout the day and we finished the thing off with big band concert featuring music made using their Push 2 controller. For this concert I built a motorized percussion setup made of recycled materials. Motorized percussion controlled using the push, trumpet and op-1 were accompanied by a piece written by Duke Ellington.
Learn this new melody featuring 6th intervals over the harmony to Billy Strayhorn’s Take the A Train. Download a free copy here: take the greenline – 001 Trumpet in Bb
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Chef Anthony Bourdain, Tim Tuten and singer Amanda Wolf are featured in this Chicago episode of the layover. Three of my favorite people! They chose to shoot some footage of a band I’ve been playing with at the club every Thursday for the past 6 years. See the band at 30:05.
It was nice to see so many beautiful people on the dance floor last night at Untitled for the Warner Bros. Gatsby release party.