• Earl was a recent guest on Ken Laster’s WWUH radio program, “In the Groove.” You can listen to the program through the player below:

  • Earl’s new album, “Open Borders” was released on Nov. 21, 2017. For this project, Earl assembled a crack 10-piece band with soloists such as Josh Evans (trumpet), Lauren Sevian (bari sax) and Wayne Escoffery (tenor sax).  You’ll want to add this one to your collection.  Order yours today!
  • “Cirrus,” a piece commissioned by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, was premiered on Nov. 19th, 2017 as a movement within “Suite 150 – A Big Band Portrait,” which includes contributions by eleven prominent Canadian jazz composers.
  • Another newly commissioned big band work, “By Our Love,” was debuted on Dec. 7, 2017 by the UMASS Amherst Jazz 1 Ensemble, directed by Professor Jeffrey Holmes.
  • Earl performed a quartet gig in New York City on Nov. 11, 2017 at the Ukranian Institute of America. His group included Felipe Salles, Henry Lugo and Winard Harper.


  • Earl will teach at “Jazz In July” again this summer (2018), in Amherst, MA.
  • Several of Earl’s recent big band arrangements are now available for purchase through eJazzLines. More are on the way!
  • Earl is planning to compose a new series of educational jazz band charts for high school and middle school groups.
  • Join Earl and his UCONN Jazz students for the jam session at the UCONN Bookstore in Storrs Center, from 7 – 9 p.m., every Tuesday night while university is in session.

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