Gugenheim fellowship recipient of the 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award
recipient of the 2009 Gugenheim fellowship award

Upcoming Laura Nyro project for Sony Masterworks

Finished mixing and mastering my upcoming Laura Nyro project, produced (brilliantly) by Larry Klein.  This marks the first (of many) musical collaborations between me and Larry, since our Freddie Hubbard days back in the early 80s.  Laura has always been a major influence for me and it was incredibly humbling to get a chance to re-imagine her music on such a grand scale.  It will be released on Sony Masterworks in late August.  Guests include: Renee Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, Wayne Shorter, Alison Kraus, Chris Botti, Dianne Reeves, Lisa Fischer, Shawn Colvin, Rickie Lee Jones, Esperanza Spalding, Ledesi, Susan Tedeschi, Becca Stevens, Chris Potter, Brian Blade, Steve Wilson, and Jerry Douglas.