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Myself, Jed Berman, Martha Lipton & Einsidler
Stephen Howe & Myself at Pizza Party 2003
I haven't stopped playing harmonica. I've played with a variety of bands,
and did some recording as well. One of my most memorable concerts was
an event sponsored by the World Music Institute in New York City. I performed
with New York City blues studio legends from the 1950s and 60s Bob Gaddy (piano)
and Larry Dale (guitar)along with Memphis rhythm and blues legend Roscoe Gordon. (Gordon was featured
in the recent Martin Scorsese film on the blues.
I have also been a classical composer for many years and have had performances
of my music on television and radio worldwide. Four of my works have been recorded
on the Opus One label and my piece Magnificat, has just been published by
C.F.Peters Corp. I have recently completed a three week tour of various universities in the southern states with the Goliard Ensemble as their composer in residence.
I have a Masters Degree in Library Service from Columbia University and am Chief of the Music Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
I live in a brownstone(that seems to always need some sort of work) in the
Park Slope section of Brooklyn with my wife of 20 years Stephanie and our two
daughters, Anna and Emily. Anna graduated from La Guardia High
School (formerly Music and Art)and is now at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Emily attends Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn and is a chorus leader in the school's yearly "Sing" program. She also enjoys photography.