Hathaways @ Pine Box Rock Shop

Last week I played at Pine Box Rock Shop with Hathaways in celebration of the release of their new EP, Hologram. Give it a listen! Here’s a little clip from the gig. This song is about the spectral classification of stars. They also have one about Clara Schumann. That’s the kind of nerdiness I can get behind!

VÉRITÉ

Vérité is the truth, ya'll. It was a pleasure to backup Kelsey with an all-female orchestra at National Sawdust last night. She has a rabid fan base and it was heartwarming to watch the audience sing along to every tune. Thanks to The Hum and Kristine Kruta for making this happen! 

That's a Wrap: In The Heights

I had the pleasure of playing the drum book for In The Heights at Mepham High School on Long Island. My good friend and former PitchBlak band mate, Brian Lotze, is the band director there. He put together a pit consisting of both pros and some extremely talented high school students.

When I was in high school, I played in the pit for every high school musical. I also played professionally in the local summer stock, Cumberland Theatre. While I think I would've been able to stumble through the book for ItH, I really doubt I would've been able to do it justice. It is extremely demanding but very well written (no slashes!). I am thankful for the years I played in the Latin ensemble in college and for all the setup pics in the Musical Theater Facebook group! I really hope to play the show again, sooner than later so these Latin chops don't wear off 🤣

Scenes from PB x PM

The PitchBlak x Pharoahe Monch show at Duke University was a resounding success. Here are a few shots from the the trip. I love Durham so much and have been there many times, but it was my first time seeing the Duke campus. It is quite lovely, but GO TERPS! 

John Hodgman

It was a true pleasure to play for/with John Hogman last night at the Bell House. This was the third (fourth??) time we've worked together and my love for him grows deeper each time. He is gentleman in every sense of the word!