UW Parkside Concert

With Dave Braun Trio

UWP Trumpet

Buenos Aires Team

Recording "Todo Llega"

BS Team

Wheeler Opera with Josefina

Concert with Josefina Méndez and Mike Facey at Wheeler Opera House.

Wheeler Opera

At the piano

My hands felt very blurry that night.

piano hands

At Hotchkiss MS Benefit

Opened for Joe Cocker!

MS Benefit

In the studio with Josefina

In Great Divide Studio with JM.

In the Studio

Welcome to the Roaring Fork Jazz website.

I'm a musician in the Roaring Fork Valley, on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies, in the United States.  This site functions as both my professional website, and as the home for the "Roaring Fork Jazz Workshop".  Main links on top point to both functions, with "Philosophy" and "Practice" tending toward the workshop aspect, and the others tending toward my performance stuff.

Here's what's NEW!

It's been an interesting few months, with the COVID 19 Pandemic forcing us to remain at least partially isolated, and distanced.  I was going to attend my 8th Jamey Aebersold clinic in July, but that was cancelled.  Instead, Aebersold and (Mike Tracy) offered some online classes, and I participated in one called "Jazz Repertoire- Selection, Practice & Performance."  Here's a Soudcloud playlist with some tracks that were assignments in the class:

Here are another couple of projects done online:

Thanks for visiting.  Take your shoes off.  Get your axe out.  Grab some water.  Hang around awhile.




I've been extremely fortunate, the past few years, to count myself among the musicians with whom Josefina Méndez choses to perform.  Josefina is a fine singer and musician, who's grasp of jazz and latin styles is comprehensive, and who's voice shimmers.


I've enjoyed performing with Dave Poulsen over the last 25 years or so in various jazz oriented groups. Elements is a fun mixture of jazz and funk and rock.