Arts City Collective:
Arts City Collective connects artists, audiences, and communities in Hudson County.
Dudley Owens is a force on the tenor sax from Chicago.
Clif Wallace is a world-class jazz drummer.
Willerm Delisfort is one of the best piano players in New York City.
Brian Menendez is a monstrous modern drummer and percussionist.
Darrell Grant is one of the most inspiring and virtuous American musicians around.
Tim Willcox is a Portland, Oregon based master of the tenor sax.
David Michel-Ruddy is a hard-swinging San Francisco Bay Area pianist and an accomplished sound designer and composer.
Wendy Carlos is one of the most innovative composers and sound designers of our time, and she is also an amatuer astronomer!
Darrell Green is a scary-good drummer.
Dayna Stephens is one of the most cutting edge tenor players around.
Genna Baroni's youtube channel has a lot of incredibly creative and inspiring dance videos.
Sade Simmons (aka "Sade Wright") is a fantastic dancer, choreographer, and my wife.
Krista Bonura is a great dancer and a phenomenal photographer.
Joshuah Jerge is a good lead trumpet player and an inspiring HDR photographer
Infinite Variety Productions produces cutting edge plays in NYC.
Online Music Resources:
IMSLP the International Music Score Library Project is an enormous, well-organized library of free music scores online.
Talkbass is a great resource for both electric bassists and double bassists.
Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music is hilarious. In Ishkur's own words, "I suppose it could be used as a credited resource or an educational primer, but that's not recommended since I made most of it up."
Tape Op Message Board is a great resource for audio recording geeks.
Guitar Geek is the "guitar rig database." Look up an artist and see what gear configurations they use on stage and in the studio! Or you can browse by gear, and see which players use it and how.
Recommended Music Stores:
Super Digital is a highly recommended "real walk-in pro audio store" in Portland, Oregon.
Lemur Music is located in San Juan Capistrano, CA. It is one of the best double bass stores in the world.
Shank Strings is the best bass repair shop in the Eastern USA.
Moonstone Guitars makes the finest electric guitars in the world. They made my custom Vulcan baritone guitar.