Drastic Horns on Passafire Remix.


Check out the entire Passafire Record Remix here.




Black Bear Combo and Antibalas at Lincoln Hall Tomorrow

Black Bear Combo opens for Antibalas tomorrow at Lincoln Hall. 9PM!

Check it out!

Hollowing Horns

Back in December I recorded some horn tracks on the upcoming Hollows record with Gerald Bailey aka Charles Mantis.

BrooklynVegan just did an interview with the Hollows and premiered their new song “V is For Vulture”. Nice horn fanfare at the end!

The record will be released April 10th via Trouble In Mind Records.



Hollows–“V is For Vulture”

Tour Photos

Still on tour with In The Heights–Here’s some photos of delicious food, strange places, and trombone mutes.

Best $6 dollar breakfast ever!-Toronto Canada-KARINES

Television Fish Tank-Soma Coffee Shop-Indiana University

Eggs and Lime-Lexington, KY

Canadian Coin Tower-Toronto, Canada

Vietnamese Pho-Toronto, Canada


Amazing Coffee--Again..Toronto..must get back.

Shreveport, LA

"Not missing a Chicago Winter"--Sarasota, FL

The Shadow Pit

In The Heights is in Chicago!

In The Heights is in Chicago this week at the Oriental Theater! I feel honored to be able to play trombone on the show. It’s a fantastic production!



Check out 96,000!!!

New Drastics and a Merry Lowdown Christmas!

The Drastics have a new website! Check it out! New tunes, new video, and new gigs! 

We’ll be playing Saturday December 14th with at Ultra Lounge in Logan Square.

Wild Jesus & The Devil’s Lettuce Family Party Band will be joining us!





MC Zulu-No Lies (Drastics Roots Remix)


Lowdown Brass Band is also playing a Christmas Record Release Show at Ultra Lounge Friday December 16th. The record was recorded at Strobe Studio by the fantastic Nick Broste. It’s a Christmas Brass Attack!!!

Check out the mp3!


In The Heights

In The Heights National Tour 

Its been way too long since my last update but I’ve been busy!

I’m currently on tour with In The Heights, a Tony Award Winning Musical that combines salsa, hiphop, and r&b sounds to portray an incredible story that takes place in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. The musicians, singers, dancers, and tech crew are all incredibly talented folks. Check it out when it’s in your city!

The new JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound record Want More was also just released under Bloodshot Records last week.  I am honored to have recorded horns on it with Chris Neal, Gerald Bailey, and Nate Lepine. The following review gives a nice shout-out to the horn section…

“Frontman Brooks brings genuine heat to his role as sweat-soaked soul shouter, especially on the maximum R&B of “Sister Ray Charles” and the strutting title track, which sounds like the MC5 jamming with Otis Redding’s horn section.”-– New York Metromix

JCBUS is currently on tour out west for the first time so make sure you stop by. No one puts on a better show! And you will dance! Check out their new video at AP Press.

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound’s Everything Will Be Fine

And If your in Chicago tonight check out Black Bear Combo opening for Omar Souleyman at the Empty Bottle! Chicago Reader Music Pick of the week!

And finally, Drastics show coming in December and a LowDown Brass Band Christmas Record…stay tuned for some holiday madness!