has developed a unique sound playing Native American style
and world flutes. It is an eclectic mix of the traditional
and the untraditional, the conventional and the
unconventional, the past and the present.
His music has been described as evocative, innovative, primal sophistication, engaging, hip. It is contemporary jazz voiced through the ancient zen-like tonalities of wooden flutes. It is, what he calls, JazZen.
|A Weaving of Traditions explores the
influence of Native American music on the world of jazz.
It is a project that
honors some of the jazz legends having Native American
To date, two Weaving of Traditions concerts have been funded by The Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Listen to the April, 2016 radio show
Listen to the June, 2013 radio show
|Native Roots of Jazz
is a series of vignettes, recorded for radio,
illuminating the contributions made by jazz musicians with
Native American roots. They were aired on KBEM - Jazz88fm
during April, 2016 and are now available on-line at
These are but a few of the jazz legends with Native American roots.
(Note: these might not play on mobile devices.)
"a unique sound that is
both holy and hip, primal and sophisticated...
the integration of an almost prayerful
melodicism suggestive of Charles Lloyd with a
more forward-thrusting, free-wheeling
improvisational approach that echoes Coltrane,
Davis, Shorter, and Coleman." - Jazz Police
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