- Preparation. I understand how precious rehearsal and performance time can be, and that is why I work tirelessly to anticipate the needs of the music before I show up to play. From hearing the first recording, to producing full charts, my work flow is built to get your ideas developed efficiently, in the way you want. Rehearsal time is for rehearsing, not practicing.
- Communication. Being clear about expectations and creative ideas is crucial to working together as artists. I always try my best to ask pointed questions, and listen for the details behind every answer. The more information I have, the better I can serve the needs of the project.
- Professionalism. I am always on time, and I use good gear. You never have to worry about having another "flaky bass player."
- Experience. Nothing beats having someone on your team with the confidence and composure to be a rock of consistency. 15 years of preparation, 100's of projects, and a singular, positive focus are why my clients enjoy having me on board.
We all know whats it's like to have a bunch of great ideas, with no concept of how to stitch them together. Sometimes you need someone else to step in with a fresh point of view.
Big Ears. Understanding a tune from the larger perspective is crucial to a good musical structure. Drawing on my own composition background, years of training, and a lifetime of listening, I can help you stitch together your disparate ideas in a way that makes sense.
Communication. Its your tune, and its your musical vision. I am here to listen first, and then develop content to help realize your concept.
Training. Well versed in jazz and classical theory, I can help you understand the inner workings of your music. Whether you need to tweak a melody to better suit the chords, rewrite a rhythmic pattern to sync up the groove, compose transitions to make the music flow, or compose completely original parts to flush out full band arrangements: my skills will be an asset in your corner.
Patience. Writing and arranging can be a slow process. As a musician with a few endless compositions of my own, I know that getting it right means working through all the details - something I am happy to do.