As a student at the University of North Texas, I performed as bass trombonist with the world-renowned One O'Clock Jazz Lab Band under the direction of Steve Wiest and Jay Saunders.
Each year, the One O'Clock records a professional-quality studio album of original music. Since 1975, these albums have been nominated for a total of seven Grammy awards, most recently for Richard DeRosa's composition "Niel" on the album Lab 2015.
Highlights of the years I spent as a member of the One O'Clock include tours to St. Louis, Chicago, New Orleans, Monterrey, CA, Palm Springs, CA, Tulsa, OK, Powell, WY, and Hattiesburg, MS; performances with guest artists including Terell Stafford, John Clayton, Wayne Bergeron, Dave Green, Denis DiBlasio, Mike Stern, Peter Erskine, Walt Weiskopf, Stockton Helbing, Chuck Findley, and Bobby McFerrin; and sharing the stage with 18 trumpet legends at the "Cancer Blows" fundraiser event.
"The Song is You"
Arranged by Drew Zaremba
Live, November 2014
Featuring Chuck Findley, trumpet
Live, March 2014
Featuring Stockton Helbing, composer & drumset
Schnyder's "Duo Concertante" (2004) is a modern chamber music classic: equal parts refined and irreverent, with influences as diverse as jazz, blues, Baroque counterpoint, and contemporary performance art.
Tenor trombonist Julie Gray, my longtime friend and colleague, joins me in this live performance from 2014.
In September 2017, I was part of The Dusty Pockets' concert showcasing the music of The Band. Check out this video of us performing their 1975 hit song "Ophelia."
Joining me in the horn section are trumpeter Tully Olson and saxophonist Jake Fleming.
More information on The Dusty Pockets can be found at https://thedustypockets.com/
Cure for the Common was a rock band based in Bozeman, MT, from 2008-2017. I was a recurring guest with them from 2013-2017, along with Tully Olson (trumpet) and Tanner Fruit (saxophone). During this time we became collectively known by the nickname "The Horn Stars."
Though Cure for the Common is no longer active, they produced a wealth of audio and video content during their 9-year run. Here are some of the highlights from The Horn Stars' time with them.
New Year's Eve 2015-2016 highlights
Live, December 2015
Live, December 2015
New Year's Eve 2014-2015 highlights