This recording project was made possible with the generous support of the: School of Fine Arts Research Fund, University of Connecticut,

Research Excellence Program, Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Connecticut,

Artistic Excellence Grant, the Artist Fellowship Program, Office of the Arts, Department of Economic and Community Development, State of Connecticut.


“By Our Love” was commissioned by the Jazz & African-American Music Studies program, Professor Jeffrey W. Holmes, director, for UMass Jazz Ensemble I, Department of Music & Dance, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Special thanks to:

Peter Kontrimas, Karly Epp, Karl Kohut, Kris Allen, Rogerio Boccato, Dave Smith, Alex Gertner, Sean Nelson, Cora Lynn Deibler, Tom Lee, Brooke Foti Gemmell, Hal Tedeschi, Miles Waterbury, Carly Wanner-Hyde, Tom Scheinfeldt, Brendan Kane, Dean Anne D’Alleva, Alain Frogley, Melanie Chebro, James Ouellette, Jim Brenan, Jim McNeely, Rob & Julie Laidlaw, Stephen Crosby, Rev. Brian Blayer, Ryan Spooner, Brandi Boissonneault, Nick Finzer, Alan Blanchard, Jeffrey Holmes, my parents, Logan, Stella and Jana ♥.

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