As we come up on the end of 2020, as with the end of every year, I find myself reflective. Typically I’d be looking back and assessing how successful my year had been, but this year we’ve all had to drastically redefine and reframe what success means!
This year as I look back I am entirely filled with gratitude. My home and family are safe and secure, I am able to continue to pursue creative work, and I am a member of a supportive, thriving, and resilient community. This year – indeed every year – this is more than enough!
I do want to specially thank Origin/OA2 Records, WDCB radio, and Kelly, Chris, and Jeff for all the support, love and great playing this past year. There will be more to come next year. I also want to thank each of you for the love and support you’ve given me this year.
There are still so many questions about next year, but I have a couple of things brewing:
On January 21st at 8pm Central, we’ll be doing a live-streaming performance from The Fulton Street Collective. More details about that in the January newsletter, but please make your calendars now. I’ve been doing a lot of writing and we’ll be playing some new music!
Speaking of writing, and inspired by Rick Margitza‘s “365 Days of Practice”, I’m going to try something new next year…52 weeks of composition. Every week, I’ll document what I’m working on compositionally. I would love to think that this will end up with 52 new tunes neatly presented, but I know the muse don’t work that way. My goal with this is to develop my compositional practice to be a daily thing, alongside my instrumental practice. I’ll be using this blog and my Instagram feed for this project.
Finally, I’m planning another recording for next year. A lot to figure out between now and then but my hope is to go back in the studio next Fall for a new quartet recording.
That’s it for now…wishing all of you a very happy holiday season!
Stay safe and healthy everyone!