It was an honor to join violinist Randall Goosby, harpist Charles Overton and tenor George Shirley for a panel discussion on our experience as Black musicians working under the “classical” canon. Our talk concluded with powerful performances from each artist. Watch the performance of my piece “Hammers” with myself on flute and the wonderful, Sandbox Percussion.
I had a great time putting together this online concert for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Balcony Bar From Home” series. It was wonderful to revisit some Flutronix classics and learn joyful music by Yusef Lateef and Andy Akiho. Thank you to my friends at ETHEL for inviting me. Watch the full performance here.
So excited to announce that I was the co-principal flutist playing on the new live adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King original motion picture soundtrack! I had the most amazing time in Los Angeles with the Re-Collective Orchestra. It was an incredible opportunity to play new adaptations of old favorites, and is such an honor to be a part of this groundbreaking film. The Lion King comes out in theater’s today!
Flutronix was on the radio! During an awesome week down in Chapel Hill, NC, where we’ll be in residence at the University of North Carolina for the next two years, we had a bit of time to share our story with the public. For those of you who don’t know, we’ve been commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts to develop our latest project, Discourse: a new site-specific evening-length performance piece aiming to unify and empower communities through conversation by showcasing the value of their narratives. Before our performance to kick off the residency, we got a chance to talk about our history and also our future on WUNC radio. Take a listen to learn more about how we met and what we’re up to these days!