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This post is about a unique experience I had in January with the Tucson Symphony. I was originally playing third trumpet on Respighi's Church Windows. If you don't know the piece, you should check it out. Typical Respighi tone poem goodness with beautif...

I hope everyone is healthy and being as comfortable as they can be both mentally an physically.  There's a duality of our current conditions as I see it and how being "uncomfortable with uncertainty" (Pema Chodron) is how I'm dealing with it.

In many ways my l...

Aloha! Yes It has been since December fourth that I have published a blog post. Life was happening. It's still happening but I actually have made time to start blogging again. It's always a choice!

So guess what I'm going to discuss, our new neighbor the big CoronaV! YE...

Come on the subscribing journey with Walking Around Sfumato. I think my tech savvy self has figured out how you can see how my world turns. Blurring the lines of work and play......

We are about to wrap up 2019. Great, it happens every year. As I get older, years seem to flow into the next. It's very easy to blow off the feeling of the season. I'm a musician. I'm busy. Where's my gig today? When's the next party? I hope that gets delivered on time...

As a musician who plays in an orchestra, work may not always require you to play what you were trained to do in music school. I've had an interesting few weeks here in Honolulu. We have had one traditional masterworks program and a few pops programs which were quite va...

Last week I had the good fortune to play with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, give masterclasses and Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, hang out with great people, and explore the surrounding area. There is a lot to see and do in Tucson, I only bega...

Another trumpet related post this week. I'll preface by saying, this is not a pity-party post. It's a post warning you on not believing in the power of JET-LAG and what it really does to you. And the power of being really prepared for an audition or big performance. I...

We've all heard it...How do you get to Carnegie Hall? 

Recently I was playing at an orchestra concert where the audience sat in with us and watched what was going on. Afterwards, they had the opportunity to ask us questions. I was asked if I practice everyday. YES, the...

Greetings All! This week on Walking around Sfumato, I'll be writing about my approach to eating. I'm not into diets and I would never say I'm on a diet. For me, eating is part of my lifestyle. I never tell people what they should eat because everyone's body is differen...

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