What is Earl up to these days?
Earl is looking forward to coming up for air as the fall academic semester winds down and nears completion. This semester’s accomplishments at UConn have included:
- writing a new undergraduate jazz history curriculum and submitting it to the university’s General Education Oversight Committee (GEOC), for approval
- teaching a new freshman honors course called “Jazz Music and Social Change“
- launching a new faculty sextet
- contributing two new articles to the CMEA News (Connecticut Music Educators Association), which are also posted on the Jazz Educational Resources page of this site.
Earl continues to play with the New London Big Band each month at the Social Bar and Grill. Over the summer months the band ventured out to perform across the state. Here’s a live performance of Earl’s piece, “Cow Tippin,” performed at the Manchester Bicentennial Bandshell:
This piece will also be included on a live recording the band did for an upcoming CD release.
Work continues on a new multimedia/big band project in collaboration with visual artist, Cora Lynn Deibler, who created the artwork for his “Open Borders” CD.
Aside from music, Earl ran the Hartford Half-marathon in October and beat his personal best time by a whopping 8 minutes, using the Hansons Half-Marathon Method. Now he’s training to qualify for the Boston Marathon and will run the Providence Rhode Race Marathon in May.
Last update: Nov. 18, 2018.