I'm a jazz drummer and bandleader based in New York City. My drumming and bandleading have developed together as two different aspects of the music I love to play. I love putting together my favorite musicians into ideal combinations, picking the most interesting music for each instrumentation, and then immersing myself in the music we make.

These bands represent musical projects that I’ve developed over the course of my lifetime. Each is based around a particular instrumentation, repertoire, stylistic concept, and core group of musicians. (Click on the names to learn more.)

Trumpet-Tenor Saxophone Quintet  A quintet drawing inspiration primarily from the brilliantly inventive compositions of trumpeter Kenny Dorham, saxophonist Joe Henderson and others featured on classic Blue Note recordings of the 1960s.

Guitar Trio/Quartet  With a front-line featuring either one or two guitarists, this band performs the music of my favorite composers whose music lends itself to guitar, such as John Abercrombie and Pat Metheny, with a special focus on rarely-performed compositions of Thelonious Monk.

Saxophone Quartet  With a front-line consisting of saxophone and guitar, this group explores some of the best, most challenging and most neglected jazz compositions from the 1950s, '60s and '70s.

Vibraphone Trio/Quartet  With a front-line consisting of vibraphone, either alone or supported by guitar, this group explores many rarely-performed compositions that lend themselves to the sound of the vibraphone.

Piano Trio  This group explores some of the very best and most rarely-performed compositions of Bill Evans and Antonio Carlos Jobim, among others great jazz composers.