Sunny with a Chance of Rain

Welcome to the summer wrap party newsletter. And what a party it was! It harkened back to the old days of New York Voices being on the road for six weeks, living out of two huge suitcases and traveling with all our outboard gear and upright bass … only nowadays you can only travel with one 50 pound valise, no outboard gear, no upright bass and just one regular musician in your […] Read more »

May Day!

Is it Spring Yet? Here’s a little shout out to all my winter, housebound, compatriots across the world. I don’t mean to exclude those of you who are already enjoying warm weather, it’s just that, we’ve really had a winter this year. January came along and snowed out one of my Manhattan shows, leaving me no choice but to board the Hampton Jitney and beat the storm before it laid it’s bed. […] Read more »

Moss is Growing in Europe this Fall

Making our debut to the European community, Kate McGarry, Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge and myself make the jump across the big pond to share our music with new audiences. The Berlin Jazz Festival was the first to raise their hand earlier this year and it really made it possible for us to seriously consider taking this group international. With a lot of help from Theo’s agent, we soon had a substantial mini […] Read more »

Moss named in DownBeat’s Best of the 2000s

Moss

With a new decade dawning, DownBeat looked back at the top recordings and pervasive music-industry trends of the last 10 years. Their retrospective study includes a complete listing of all the 5-star and 4.5-star reviews published in these pages since the turn of the century. As Fred Bouchard wrote in that notable review, “Innovative vocal ensembles are a rare bread, and Moss is sui generis …. The stately pace of this debut […] Read more »