I frequently see confusion arising around the LEVEL’S in our school, which are distinct from the CLASSES and INTENSIVES we offer. The confusion tends to s […]
Vocalist and Kirtan Leader Institute instructor Dawnia Dresser has a beautiful way of describing the difference between singing and sacred chant.
1. The Extern […]
In June I visited the Bay Area to work on new tracks and participate in a 4-day Integral Unfolding retreat.
I’m very lucky to have a beautiful and welcoming […]
Three Kinds of Art
Author, musician and educator Greg Thomas turned me on to the teachings of jazz/cultural critic Albert Murray.
Starting at minute 20 of […]
I’m the kind of guy who likes to geek out about things like conversations, so below are my current thoughts on the topic.
The Drama Triangle
I run into so […]
Coltrane, Ray Charles and Elvis
As a musician I struggle with the notion of cultural appropriation. The great jazz saxophonist John Coltrane was influenced not […]
First tour, first album, first video
In the Fall of 2009 I launched a 2 1/2 year North America tour across with a West Coast jaunt. We had just released my firs […]
Music is magic. For many of us music delivers the most wondrous experiences of being fully alive and fully human. We all have an innate desire to bond with ou […]
NEW MUSIC: Lalita Invocation. Click HERE to listen.
We invoke the Goddess Lalita, aka the “Divine-est” Mother. Lalita is “Ma Amb […]
TOP SEVEN REASONS TO CHANT, EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU CAN’T
Chanting is your birthright. It’s a universal human impulse, and unlike singing is a spiritual pract […]