Between 2007 and 2010, I played bari sax and arranged horn charts with the Colorado-based band Funkiphino. Funkiphino was then (and still is) regarded as one of the very top bands performing in Colorado and around the country. During my time with the band, we played more than 100 events per year and were voted Denver's best funk band in Westword Magazine.

Funkiphino 2009 Demo Video

Funkiphino Website

One of the most important projects I've taken on in order to improve my jazz playing has been to transcribe many of my favorite jazz solos. I've put a bunch of these transcriptions up on Scribd and they can be viewed by following the link below.

Collection of my transcriptions

Between 2008 and 2010, I played bari sax with the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra of Denver, Colorado. This group was one of the top jazz big-bands in the region and played music featuring a variety of styles and time periods. In addition to regular performances, the band would also lead master classes at many high schools in the Denver area.

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra Website

One of the largest projects I got to work on while working with Funkiphino was the design and implementation of a remote-controllable mixing console for live sound operations. Through the use of a digital mixing board and a tablet PC (this was before the iPad), the band eliminated the need for a traditional front-of-house mixing console. After I left the band, the group continued to use and update this system.

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