"A magical, musical alchemist of hip hybrids"

the Hartford Courant

"smart, economical writing and fabulous blowing"

Marc Myers, JazzWax

"an artistic visionary"

Nite Life Exchange

"a major force in the world of jazz composition"

Dan Bilawsky

"one of the most accomplished pianists in the business"

All About Jazz

Welcome to my studio!

…my creative hub, where new music is imagined, written and brought to life! In recent weeks, I've immersed myself in the creative energy of this space. I’m at the point in my artistic cycle where I’m starting a new project. Collaborators are on board and ideas are flowing. I’m fueling the creative fire by listening to a lot of different things, reading widely and keeping an open mind. But most importantly, I’m forcing myself to spend big chunks of time in my little piano hut, and putting pencil to paper. Some days are more productive than others, but each one is a crucial step forward.

Feel at home and explore my evolving website, where you'll discover revamped sections like my bio, "news," and "now," offering glimpses into my ongoing activities. As I work on new music, this site acts as a bridge between my creative world and the academic side of things. I'm thrilled to have you join me on this unfolding artistic adventure and can't wait to share some surprising new sounds on the horizon.    

Earl is available for:

artist-in-residence programs • clinicscommissionscross-disciplinary collaborationsfestival adjudicationguest conducting of all-state and regional jazz ensembles • performances (with one of Earl's many bands) • soloist appearancesrecord productionsummer music camp instructionworkshops