Mike thoughts

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra CD Release

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra CD Release

August 28, 2014

I’m sure I’m not alone in saying Michael Jordan and the mid-90s Chicago Bulls were among my childhood heroes.   I grew up day-dreaming that I was playing alongside Michael, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, BJ Armstrong and the whole gang.  When I’d watch games I would always have a basketball and hoop nearby to fantasize about being right there […]

Lois Martin Recital Cancelled

April 7, 2014

Lois Martin Recital Cancelled With apologies , Lois has had to cancel tonight’s recital at The Stone.  We are pumped about getting to perform Neal Kirkwood’s yet-to-be-played piece for viola and marimba and Philippe Hurel’s stunning duo Recueil for viola and percussion.  The concert will happen another day, stay tuned for more info.

Thoughts on Pierluigi Billone’s Mani.Long

March 31, 2014

As I am writing this, I am riding back on Amtrak from performing with the Talea Ensemble at Brandeis University last night.  The last piece on the program, Pierluigi Billone’s Mani.Long, was the cornerstone of the program, and had marked the third time this month that the ensemble had played the piece in concert. The process of […]

“Percussion music is revolution”

~John Cage


“The musician who knows when less can mean more.”

Momoko Kamiya

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Andrei Pushkarev


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