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

A horn in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Photo by Jim Kelly.

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!

September 11, 2021, I'll be with Josefina Mendéz, Tim Emmons, and Chris Goplerud twice in one day!  We'll be playing on the Snowmass Mall for Balloon Festival at 7am.  Yes, I said.  I meant it.  7am!!!  Gulp.  Then, the same group will fire it up at Heather's restaurant, in Basalt, CO, from 7pm-10pm.  Hope to see you there!

If you missed our concert Friday, August 6, 2021 at Steve's Guitars, with Josefina Mèndez, Tim Emmons, and myself check out the video here:

Here are a 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.