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On KING5 with The Sugarmakers

POSTED ON February 05, 2016

Got back from a short tour with Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers and then did a quick morning show spot on KING 5’s New Day Northwest.

Music for the TeeVee

POSTED ON July 30, 2015

I’ve had the pleasure of doing a couple of commercial spots recently … one of which is currently on the air for the Olive Garden. I think the drums really make this spot work …


Chamber 3 on tour in January

POSTED ON December 18, 2014

Chamber3-GrassrootsAfter the new year I’ll be headed to Germany for a 10 day tour with my bandmates in Chamber 3.

Our new CD, Grassroots, will be released on OA2 Records on January 20th.

More more information, visit


9 January: Birdland ’59, Ettlingen
10 January: House Concert
11 January: Jazzkeller, Frankfurt
12 January: Radio Interview, Mannheim
13 January: Klapsmuhl IG-Jazz, Mannheim
14 January: TBA, Baden Baden
15 January: Jazzkeller, Frankfurt
16 January: Salon de Jazz, Koln
18 January: Aubergine, Neckargemünd

Featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

POSTED ON December 18, 2014

Jazz on NPR

Over the past few years a number of my tunes have been featured as bumper-music (short music interludes between stories) on NPR’s Morning Edition.

My wife came home last week and told me she heard a couple of my tunes while driving in the car that day. Upon further investigation, turns about I’ve had a number of plays this year … mainly after sobering stories about Iran and Afghanistan.

Posting some videos

POSTED ON August 20, 2014

While I’m working on a new site … here are some videos!

This is a performance of Ridgecrest on The Seattle Channel. This song is based on the chord changes to Thelonious Monk’s Green Chimneys. I read somewhere that Green Chimneys was the name of the school his daughter attended so I named to after the school my daughter attends.

The National Anthem

POSTED ON August 20, 2014

I’m awaiting the call to do this before a Seattle Sounders match … anyway, an old video featuring the closing number from one of my  Brotherhood of the Drum performances. My good friend (and usually a drummer) Bill Rieflin is playing bass.

The Armory

POSTED ON August 20, 2014

The Matt Jorgensen commercial

POSTED ON August 20, 2014

way back when … there was an Origin Records commercial.

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