Emerson Elias Wahl

Percussionist / Drummer / Educator / Composer

Blog posts from my old website.


12/29/2014: Please be sure to check out the new sections on this site: "Requests from my Drumset Students" and "Exercises for my Drumset Students"

11/3/2014: CSUN Symphony's performances of Carmen were excellent this past weekend! Now we are starting to work on repertoire for the next concert: Scenes Picturesque by Massenet, Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1, and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker combined with Duke Ellington's Nutcracker.

In other news, I've added two short etudes to the website today under the Etudes and Exercises section!

9/29/2014: Lots of exciting things are in the works..! First off, be sure to check out the CSUN Symphony Orchestra performing Bizet's opera Carmen at the Valley Performing Arts Center! Concerts start on Halloween and go until Nov. 2nd.
Also, I'm very excited to announce that my arrangement of Broken Social Scene's "Guilty Cubicles" will be premiered at the CSUN Percussion Ensemble recital this November (Thursday the 13th). I'll be conducting and playing vibraphone on it. It's definitely one of my all time favorite pieces of music and has been since my senior year in high school. I was listening to it a couple of weeks ago and decided that it would sound great as a percussion ensemble arrangement..!

 

 

9/15/2014: I've written three new etudes and exercises and uploaded all of them!

9/7/2014: Percussion ensemble is going to be very exciting this semester..! I'll be playing the lead part to an arrangement of Mozart's Rondo in D Major (K.485)! It's arranged for four marimbas... such a beautiful piece. I'll also be performing in three other pieces as of now but I forget the names of two of them... one of them is the percussion interlude of Shostakovich's opera "The Nose". I'll post the names of the other two ASAP. On another note, below is a picture of John Magnussen being excited about some sticking options for Schuman's Symphony No. 3. The picture below that is one I took of the Valley Performing Arts Center on the first day of school this semester. It's a really peaceful area to sit at and I'm extremely excited and thankful to be performing there so many times this year..!

 

 

8/30/2014: I've added a new section to the site! It's called "Etudes / Exercises"... I'll be posting quite a bit on there in the coming months. Part of the Percussion Pedagogy class I'm taking is to compose etudes; I'll be posting as many as I can here!

8/25/2014: Today is the first day of Fall semester and I think it's going to be an excellent semester..! I got into orchestra and I'm very happy about that- here is a link to the schedule for our performances: Click here for the CSUN Symphony Orchestra schedule for 2014/2015.

I'm also very excited for Percussion Ensemble and Percussion Pedagogy this semester!

8/19/2014: Had an excellent time yesterday with Bill Kraft. Very excited about the advice he gave me for a composition I'm working on..!

 

8/13/2014: Orchestra auditions are right around the corner! This is a very exciting and busy time of the year. I was fortunate enough to see the LA Phil perform Scheherezade last night at the Hollywood Bowl... the piece happens to be on my upcoming auditions and the LA Phil played it so beautifully! It was also great to talk to my teacher and mentor Raynor Carroll before the performance. Raynor and the percussion section did an excellent job to say the least. Auditions, here I come..!

6/2/2014: It was very inspiring to experience so many excellent marimba performances in person this weekend at the Southern California International Marimba Competition. Easthama Duo, my friends from CSUN took first place in the collegiate duo competition and Hiromu Nagahama from the duo received honorable mention in the collegiate solo competition! Here is a picture of the judges and winners:

 

5/30/2014: I've added a new section to this website! It's called "Essays and Writings" and it will probably be dedicated to percussion-related topics. I've just uploaded an essay I wrote two semesters ago about William Kraft's Concerto for Four Percussion Soloists and Orchestra. I hope you enjoy it! You can read it by clicking this link: An Essay About William Kraft!

5/20/2014: Wow... it's been 3 months (1/4 of a year) since I've posted here..! A lot has happened since then and I had a very productive semester. I've been working on a lot of marimba repertoire including "Beast" by Steven Mackey, "Restless" by Rich O'Meara and Partita No. 1 in B Minor for Solo Violin by J.S. Bach. I've also been spending a lot of time playing with the CSUN Symphony and practicing timpani. The orchestra had a great performance earlier this month at the Valley Performing Arts Center. We performed Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, Pines of Rome by Respighi, Double Piano Concerto by Poulenc and Trombone Concerto by James Pugh. It was an amazing musical experience and a very special collaboration to be a part of. This summer I'm going to work extremely hard to ensure that I get into orchestra next semester...!

2/20/2014: The picture below shows my setup for Michael Burritt's "Waking Dreams"... I'm super excited to perform this awesome piece with the CSU Northridge Percussion Ensemble!

 

2/13/2014: Be sure to check out CSU Northridge Symphony Orchestra performing at Plaza Del Sol on February 26th. It's a Wednesday night at 7:30pm. This is a picture of my set up for Tonia Ko's "Alta":

 

2/4/2014: My classes at CSUN this semester are: U.S. History, Harmony, Musicianship, Keyboard, Percussion Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra and Private Lessons. Between my school-work and my music students (all seventeen of them...!) I had to take a temporary hiatus from the LA Pierce Symphonic Winds. It was a very hard decision to make; playing with the Winds for the past year has been an amazing experience. Maestro Piazza and the other musicians were very understanding in my decision to take a break and they let me know that I'm always welcome back! It was something I had to do in order to give myself some time to really focus on my school-work and my teaching. I hope to play with them again in the future if my schedule is free, but for now... back to work!

1/17/2014: A belated happy new year to you! There is much on the agenda this year including teaching, a full schedule of classes at CSUN, CSUN Symphony Orchestra, CSUN Percussion Ensemble, LA Pierce Symphonic Winds, some revising of old compositions and some new compositions too.
The LA Winds China trip was very successful... our music was very well received and the concert halls were wonderful. Here are some pictures:

At a green tea plantation:

At The Great Wall:

12/23/2013: The LA Winds embark on our tour to China in three days...! We had a great concert yesterday at the Calabasas High School Performing Arts and Education Center. The Daily News wrote an article discussing the concert and our trip to China... check it out here: LA Winds in the Daily News. Now it's time for China..! Happy new year!

 

11/26/2013: On Dec. 6th- World famous jazz composer and bassist John Clayton joins the award winning CSUN Jazz A band the CSUN Symphony Orchestra
for an evening of original works for jazz band and large jazz orchestra. Don't miss this electrifying evening as CSUN's top student
performers take this stage with this one of a kind world class musician!!

$13 / $18 / $5 ($2 facility fee not included)

TIckets available for purchase at the VPAC Box Office, (818) 677-3000.
Fri., December 6 - 7:30 PM

Guest artist: JOHN CLAYTON, Composer/Conductor/Bassist
with the CSUN Jazz A Band and CSUN Symphony Orchestra - Matt Harris, conductor

- See more at: this link!

11/11/2013: Be sure to come to the next LA Winds performance! We'll be previewing music of our China tour:

Sunday November 24, 2013 2:30 pm - Calabasas High School
Performing Arts Education Center

Subscription Concert 2 -- "China Tour Preview 1"

Our program will include Alfred Reed's Spanish-inspired tone poem "El Camino Real",
James Barnes' virtuosic "Fantasy Variations" and John Williams dazzling "Star Wars" medley
in a preview of some of the works we'll perform during our 6 concert tour of China.

10/24/2013: Tomorrow night is the opening night of Die Fledermaus. This great operetta is being performed by the CSUN Opera Department and the CSUN Symphony Orchestra.
CSUN Symphony Orchestra started rehearsing Cappricio Espagnole yesterday, and it's sounding awesome!

9/30/2013: The CSUN Symphony Orchestra concert was great yesterday. The new Performing Arts Education Center at Calabasas High School is a great concert hall to perform in. The first rehearsal for Johann Strauss II's opera Die Fledermaus is today. There are more details on the link above.

9/26/2013: A couple dates to mark down in the calendar:
CSUN Symphony Orchestra's first concert of the season is this Sunday- details are below this post.
This Saturday night: I'm playing percussion with the Westlake Village Symphony for the Chinese Moon Festival.
October 13th: The first LA Winds
concert of the season will be great... at the Calabasas High School Amphitheatre.

8/31/2013: Summer is pretty much finished and the hard work has paid off. I got accepted into the CSUN Symphony Orchestra and I'm very excited! Here is our schedule so far:

September 29th: 3:30 p.m., at Calabasas High School
Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Zare: Bennu’s Fire
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
December 5th: 7:30 p.m., at Plaza del Sol
Telemann: Don Quixote Suite
Granados: DanzasEspagnolas
Rodrigo: QuatroMadrigalesAmatorios
Sarah Salazar, Soprano
Rimsky Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
March 26th: 7:30 p.m., at Plaza del Sol
Dvorak: Carnival Overture
Ko: Alta* (*Northridge Composition Prize Winner)
Pugh: Trombone Concerto
Andy Malloy, Trombone
Dvorak- Symphony No. 8
May 9th: 7:30 p.m. at Valley Performing Arts Center
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Poulenc: Double Piano Concerto
Jason Stoll and Landon Baumgard, Pianos
Respighi: Pines of Rome

 

 

8/18/2013: Last night was the Tchaikovsky Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl... amazing night and amazing music. The Santa Clara Vanguard and Pacific Crest Drum Corps collaborated with the LA Phil on great Tchaikovsky repertoire...

Before the concert my girlfriend Elana and I got a chance to talk with my teacher Raynor before he went to work:

8/14/2013: It's been a month and a day since the CSUN Orchestra audition repertoire was posted and I've come a long way on the material since then. I've been practicing a lot and I've also been seeking guidance from experts in the field of orchestral percussion. I've continued studying with my teacher Raynor and yesterday my girlfriend Elana and I got together with the wonderful William Kraft to talk specifically about the timpani. I'm feeling super confident about this audition!
Here is a picture from yesterday:

7/14/2013: I'm very excited that the repertoire for California State University Northridge Symphony Orchestra auditions was posted yesterday. The audition is on Sunday, August 25th.

The repertoire is:

Timpani:
Johannes Brahms' Symphony 1, Movement 1: 68-91, Movement 4 375 to end
Ludwig Van Beethoven Symphony 9, Movement 1: 18 before S to end
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony 4 ,Movement 1: 2 before T to U

Percussion:
Snare Drum: Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kije, Scheherezade Mvt. 4
Xylo: George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess and Copland's Appalachian Spring
Glock: W.A. Mozart's Magic Flute
Triangle: Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1
Tambourine: Hector Berlioz' Roman Carnival Overture
Cymbals: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
....and possible keyboard sight reading

I plan on spending lots of time working on this repertoire this summer.... I would love to get into the Orchestra!

I'm also spending a lot of time practicing for my Musicianship, Theory, and Keyboard placement exams which are a few days before the Orchestra audition. The Musicianship test will consist of Harmonic, Melodic and Rhythmic dictation. The Music Theory exam will consist of analyzing a four part choral piece and the Keyboard exam is mainly sight-reading.

6/17/2013: LA Winds Plan 6 Concert - 12 Day Tour of China

Following the lead of our orchestral collegues from the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony, our LA Winds have accepted an invitation from the Chinese government to perform in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Yancheng and Wuxi this coming winter. Plans are well under way for the selection of our repertoire, our performers and our venues as well as the purely logistical matters relating to passports, visas and group airfare. We are planning to take 70 of our members as well as the internationally acclaimed saxophone soloist, Dale Underwood. Although the Chinese are taking care of all our expenses once we arrive in China, we are responsible for our trans-pacific transportation. We are well on the way towards raising over $90,000 to help finance our air fare costs to and from China, much of this from funds generated by season subscriptions and our own individual band members. And like our San Diego colleagues, we are hoping to raise additional funds through a combination of governmental, corporate, foundation and private sources. This will help lower the out - of- pocket costs to our band members as well as awarding financial aid to members who could otherwise not afford to go. If you can be of assistance to us in our quest to raise an additional $25,000 - $50,0000 — either through direct support, additional subscription purchases or simply with references to potential sponsors — please contact us at lawinds.org.

谢谢 (Thank You !)

6/9/2013: After lots of hard work I've finally graduated from Pierce College. I received the Danielle Salyer Memorial Scholarship for musical and academic excellence as well! My professor of harmony and the Pierce College music department chair Wayne "Skip" Perkins presented the award. LA Winds' next performance is on July 4th at the Warner Center Concerts in the Park in between Burbank and Oxnard streets on Topanga Cyn. Blvd. We start at 6:00pm... come join us for some great music and fireworks!

5/24/2013: The San Luis Obispo tour and Scherr Forum theatre performance were both great with LA Winds . Hearst Castle is an amazing place to visit! I've been accepted into the CSUN Music Department and I'm very excited to pursue my Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance. At CSUN I'll be studying orchestral percussion privately with Aaron T. Smith. I'll start classes there in August as a Junior.

4/23/2013: The sheet music for "Let's Just Say" is now posted in the 'Solo' section of this site. I composed the music in 2010 but recently arranged it for a chamber ensemble and talkbox.

4/21/2013: I'm very excited to announce that I've been chosen as the topic for a write-up in Pierce College's newspaper. You can read the article at this link:
Emerson Wahl in the Pierce RoundUp News

4/18/2013: Performing percussion and guitar to accompany Sabrina Lentini tonight for the WiMN ASCAP "You Are Next" Showcase at Loews Hotel in Hollywood.

Looking ahead: Next Thursday I'll be performing the Gavotte en Rondeau from the Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major (BVW 1006) on marimba at the Pierce College Student Concert. The concert is from 12:40 p.m - 2:00 p.m at Music building 3400. The concert is free.

4/16/2013: The last month has been very busy, especially with teaching. I was hired as a music teacher for TakeLessons.com on March 19th. I was also hired at Foothills Music Academy on April 2nd. I'm mainly teaching drums and guitar there. Taylor Dexter is on tour with Hunter Hunted so I'm sub-ing for ten of his drum and guitar students.

On May 10th LA Winds is heading up to San Luis Obispo to perform at Cuesta Community College. Here is a snippet from the LA Winds Website:
Joint Concert with the San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra-
Our annual tour takes us up north to San Luis Obispo and the beautiful and newly built Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Cuesta Community College. We will be sharing a concert with the wonderful San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra under the direction of William Johnson.

• Saturday May 11, 2013
• 3:00 p.m. Cultural and Performing Arts Center

Here is the info for our concert in May:
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
This Great Land of Ours
Our final subscription concert will include music by Gould, Copeland,
and Sousa. In a fitting tribute to those who have served our flag of
freedom so well.

• Sunday May 19, 2013
• 2:30 p.m. Scherr Forum Theatre

LA Winds has plans to tour China in December as well.

2/23/2013:
Come catch me performing with the LA Winds next week!
The concert is Sunday March 3, 2013 2:30 pm at the Scherr Forum Theatre in Thousand Oaks.
Subscription Concert 5 -- "Stars of the LA Winds"
An eclectic program of wind band music featuring LA Winds composers Charles Fernandez and Mike Kibbe. Soloists include Neil Jansen, Caryn Rasmussen and HBO’s Ralph Williams. Hindemith’s monumental "Symphony in Bb", originally commissioned by the US Army Band, is the featured work on our "Stars" program.
Details at: LA Winds Website. (Click on the blue link to visit the LA Winds Website)

2/2/2013: Happy new year to all! 2013 has already been a very musical and productive year and it's only the beginning of February. The LA Winds chamber concert last week was the best way to celebrate Mozart's birthday... Now I'm getting ready for another lesson with Raynor Carroll today. I've been seeing Raynor more than usual lately because I'm training for two auditions in the next two months: one with UCLA and one with CSUN. The UCLA audition is on the 16th of February and the CSUN is on the 16th of March. I feel ready, but now I have to figure out how to get the better of my statistics and philosophy courses while simultaneously practicing music for a significant amount of time every day.

12/24/2012: Had a great time performing with the LA Pierce Symphonic Winds for our Gala Holiday Concert yesterday. Now I'm preparing for our Chamber Concert, which is going to be held at Pierce College (Room 3400) on:
Sunday, January 27, 2013 at
2:30pm
Pierce College, Room 3400 (Music building)
Pierce College, Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, CA

Join select members of the LA Winds for a truly up-close and personal musical experience in the spacious, newly remodeled Great Hall on the lower portion of the Pierce college campus. Join Maestro Piazza as he performs Mozart’s charming "Kegelstett" trio and conducts the magnificent C minor Serenade. Program also features chamber works by some of the LA Winds most talented performers. Birthday reception -- for both Mozart and Maestro Piazza -- immediately following the concert.

I'll be performing Cirone's "4/4 for Four" with three of our percussionists, and J.S. Bach's Duetto No. 1 in E Minor (BWV 802) with our sax/flute player Alayna Zak. For the Cirone I will be playing timbales and bass drum, and for the Bach I will be playing marimba. Mark the date!
Happy holidays to all and happy new year!

12/1/2012: LA Pierce Symphonic Winds presents "Gala Holiday Concert"

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at 2:30 PM @ the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre.

Join the LA Winds, Pierce College Choir and Cathryn Tortell for a memorable afternoon of holiday musical magic. Program will feature guest conductor/arranger William Johnson, faculty member Lionel Greenberg’s inspirational “The Elusive Dove”, Gorb’s “Yiddish Dances”, plus our traditional holiday sing-along and a post concert Holiday reception.

9/18/2012: Come see me play percussion for Kylen Deporter @ On The Rox next Friday, September 28th! We will be performing songs from his new EP which you can download for free on Kylen's website. (Click on the blue link to visit Kylen's site)

9/15/2012: Mark you calendars for the next LA Winds concert!
Classical Masters - with No Strings Attached:
with Special Guest: David Shostac, Flute - LA Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, October 21, 2012 at
2:30pm
Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., T.O. CA 91362

Program:
Crown of India -- Elgar, Edward
The Battle on the Ice from "Alexander Nevsky" -- Prokofiev, Sergi
Carmen Fantasy -- Bizet, George
On The Town -- Bernstein, Leonard
First Suite in E-Flat -- Holst, Gustav
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor -- Bach, Johann Sebastian
Festive Overture -- Shostakovich, Dimitri

8/22/2012: Join the LA Winds in person at the Bing Theatre at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for a concert featuring works by Holst, Schoenberg, Wagner, Gould, and more!

If you cannot attend in person, the concert is available via a streaming broadcast on the internet. Look for the "Stream Sundays Live" link from the link below.

Here is the LACMA link.

8/19/2012: Aside from drum parts, the writing process for my new talkbox aria "Wahlflower" is now finished. I hope to record it at DB Studios ASAP!

8/13/2012: Earlier today I was invited by Mr. Stephen Piazza (director of LA Symphonic Winds band, clarinetist of the LA Opera, and my teacher of Applied Music at Pierce) to sit in on the LA Winds usual Monday night rehearsal and audition for the band. I was asked to sight-read pieces on snare drum, bongos, and bass drum with the orchestra. After the 3.5 hour rehearsal Maestro Piazza said "Welcome aboard!".
I'm very happy to be playing with this great group of musicians; I have a feeling that it will be a great experience..!

7/24/2012: If you have no plans this weekend please come see me play drums for a Gershwin-filled event! Here are details:

Spotlight the Arts will present a revue, “Fascinating Rhythm: The Music Of George And Ira Gershwin,” for two nights under the stars at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., July 27 and 28 at the Calabasas outdoor amphitheater behind the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way.

The show will feature a collage of Gershwin songs such as “Strike Up The Band,” “An American in Paris” and “Shall We Dance” and renditions of “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Nice Work, If You Can Get It.”

Director-performer Taylor Shubert and performers Paige Berkovitz and Rachel Hirschfield are students at Boston Conservatory; performer Jenny Lester attends Point Park University. Also singing in the show will be Dylan Shubert, who studies at the College-Conservatory of Music.

Discounts are available for tickets purchased online through July 25.
General admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Tickets for seniors and students with ID are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Admission for children 10 and under is $5 in advance and $6 at the door.

All proceeds will benefit the Spotlight the Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Calabasas and the surrounding communities.

6/21/2012: Come see me play drums for Doug Tidstrand's band tonight at Molly Malones. The show is a celebration of the release of Doug's debut album "Everything I Am". The address is 575 South Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles CA. We go on at 9:00pm!

5/16/2012: Come on down to Pierce College next Thursday (the 24th)...! I'll be performing J.S. Bach's music on marimba at the last free Thursday student concert this semester (in room 3400 at the music courtyard). I'll be playing the last two movements of Bach's Partita No. 3 in E Major (BWV 1006). The concert starts at 1:00 pm and ends at 2:00 pm~

3/26/2012: The Nova Jazz Trio will be playing at Kravings Steakhouse and Lounge on April 28th. You can catch us playing jazz standards and maybe some original tunes from 7:00 p.m. til 10:30 p.m.

Special guests: Dan West on piano and Mike Nadell on bass

3/22/2012: A few hours after auditioning for Pierce College's "Free Thursday Concerts" Student Concert I was accepted as one of the performers. I will be playing the Menuetto II and Bourree from J.S. Bach's Partita No. 3 in E Major (BWV 1006). The concert starts at 1:00 pm and ends at 2:00 pm. The concert is free so even if you are "baroque" you should be able to afford this one!

3/1/2012: The Nova Jazz Trio's March schedule at Kravings Steakhouse and Lounge has arrived! You can catch us playing jazz standards and maybe some original tunes from 7:00 p.m. til 10:30 p.m. on the following dates:

3/2/12 (Special guest: Brad Rabuchin on guitar)
3/16/12 (Special guest: Dan West on piano)

2/8/2012: The Nova Jazz Trio's February schedule at Kravings Steakhouse and Lounge has arrived! You can catch us playing jazz standards and maybe some original tunes from 7:00 p.m. til 10:30 p.m. on the following dates:

2/17/12 (Special guest: Dan West on piano)

Also, be sure to check out my solo album "The Greenhouse Suite" and Red & Purple's "Coast to Coast" EP. Both projects have finally been completed after a lot of hard work. (Under the "Current / past musical projects" section on the left hand side of this site)

1/12/2012: Today was a very productive day at DB Studios; all that is left for the Greenhouse Suite are a couple of bass tracks, vocals, and mixing...

1/5/2012: Happy new year! The Nova Jazz Trio's January schedule at Kravings Steakhouse and Lounge has arrived! You can catch us playing jazz standards and maybe some original tunes from 7:00 p.m. til 10:30 p.m. on the following dates:

1/13/12 (Special guest: Dan West on piano)
1/20/12 (Special guest: Dan West on piano)

In other news, I will be attempting to finish my "Greenhouse Suite" album with Daniel Braunstein at DB Studios this Sunday; very excited about that!

12/11/2011: Yesterday was a very productive day at DB Studios. I tracked drums for the entire "Red & Purple" EP, and almost my entire "Greenhouse Suite". Dan is now in Las Vegas, so once he gets back I will work on finishing the suite; I'll be tracking drums for one more song (Hydrophyte) and I'll also be tracking keyboard, bass, and vocals!

11/27/2011: The Nova Jazz Trio's December schedule at Kravings Steakhouse and Lounge has arrived! You can catch us playing jazz standards and maybe some original tunes from 7:00 p.m. til 10:30 p.m. on the following dates:

12/2/11 (Special guest: Dan West on piano)
12/3/11 (Special guest: Marc Doten on piano)
12/9/11 (Special guest: Brad Rabuchin on guitar)
12/23/11 (Special guest: Brad Rabuchin on guitar)

11/7/2011: Recording session with Daniel Braunstein (DB Studios) is scheduled for December 3rd. The session will include three drum tracks for Latin influenced pop/jazz band Red & Purple's EP (which I was part of before it disbanded), and 6 tracks for my solo album "The Greenhouse Suite".

10/29/2011: The Nova Jazz Trio's November schedule at Kravings Steakhouse and Lounge has arrived! You can catch us playing jazz standards and some original tunes from 7:00 p.m. til 10:30 p.m. on the following dates:

11/4/11
11/5/11
11/18/11

*Dan West will be on piano and Mike Nadell will be on bass for all November Kravings gigs.

9/29/2011: The Nova Jazz Trio's October schedule at Kravings Steakhouse and Lounge has arrived! You can catch us playing jazz standards and some original tunes from 7:00 p.m. til 10:30 p.m. on the following dates:

10/1/11
10/12/11 (With special guest Brad Rabuchin on guitar and Mike Nadell on bass)
10/14/11
10/28/11

8/28/2011: The Nova Jazz Trio's September schedule at Kravings Steakhouse and Lounge has arrived! You can catch us playing jazz standards and some original tunes from 7:00 p.m. til 10:30 p.m. on the following dates:

9/2/11
9/3/11
9/17/11
9/23/11

8/17/2011: The Nova Jazz Trio will be performing jazz standards and some original tunes at Kravings Steakhouse and Lounge Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th of August, 2011. The first set is from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and the second set is from 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

8/16/2011: emersonwahl.com = launched.