What is Earl up to these days?

Earl is in the midst of another busy semester at the University of Connecticut, where he teaches arranging, improvisation, private lessons and directs several ensembles, in addition to administering the entire jazz program. Earl is currently chairing a national search for a second full-time jazz faculty member at UConn.

Artistically, Earl has two new big band works underway — one for the New London Big Band, with which he performs each month; and the other for a politically-charged, collaborative endeavor with visual artist, Cora Lynn Deibler.

He is also preparing several of his completed, yet unpublished songs for publication. Stay tuned for the release of the following charts:

  • Sordid Sort of Fellow (big band & 10tet versions)
  • Cow Tippin’ (big band)
  • Cirrus (big band)
  • It Was Whispered (big band)
  • Mirror of the Mind (10tet)
  • Miles Apart (10tet)
  • Smoke & Mirrors (10tet)
  • Dolphy Dance (10tet)

Earl is now actively promoting his new album, through guest appearances on radio shows, mailing CDs to reviewers, doing interviews, etc. “Open Borders” was released on Nov. 21, 2017.

Earl is training to run the Iron Horse half-marathon in Simsbury, CT this spring. He aims to beat his personal best time of 1:46:04.

Last update: March 1, 2018.

(Page inspired by Derek Sivers.).

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