UNT One O'Clock Lab Band

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

Daniel Schnyder: "Duo Concertante" (Live 3/8/2014)

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.

The Dusty Pockets - "Ophelia"

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/

The Hawthorne Roots - Album release teaser

The Hawthorne Roots are an Americana/folk/rock band fronted by the marvelously talented singer-songwriter duo Maddie and Emma Kelly. I had the honor of being included on their album "On Second Thought" as both trombonist and arranger.

Also joining the band for this project are Nathan Crawford (trumpet) and Tanner Fruit (saxophone).

More information on The Hawthorne Roots can be found at https://www.hawthorneroots.com/

In the symphony orchestra

Colorado College Festival Orchestra:
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony no. 9

Live, June 2015

Learn more about CCMF at www.coloradocollege.edu/other/summermusicfestival/

University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra
Kurt Weill: Music from The Threepenny Opera

Live, November 2014

Hear more from UNT College of Music: https://www.youtube.com/user/untrecserv

Cure for the Common

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

"The Squeeze"

Live, December 2015

"Funk Emission"
Live, December 2015

New Year's Eve 2014-2015 highlights