Composer / Arranger / Educator … and now Critic! John is now a reviewer for Bachtrack, an international Classical review site specializing in live performance. Read his first ever review for them of a wonderful solo cello recital of Amit Peled at Ravinia: The engaging lyricism of cellist Amit Peled’s debut at Ravinia Festival     Touched by the review of my @RaviniaFestival debut. — Amit Peled (@PeledAmit) September 10, 2013 Read all of John’s reviews.   Tweet

Heisenberg Uncertainty Players review & residency

Heisenberg Uncertainty Players received their first review of their debut album, Emergency Postcards.  Read the full review at: I was intrigued by the music’s texture [sound], by the technical virtuosity and facility of the young musicians playing it, engaged by their youthful exuberance  in executing it, constantly surprised by the new directions these talented players pushed the music, amused by their audaciousness in combining meter and melody in unexpected ways [Dave Brubeck would have loved these guys], amazed by the music’s humor and its poignancy [let alone some of its complicated song titles] and otherwise completely baffled about how I was going to explain the music and why I liked it. HUP has also a found monthly home at Phyllis’ Musical Inn in Chicago’s vibrant Wicker Park neighborhood.  You can find them playing here every 2nd Sunday of the month. 1800 W Division, Chicago, IL Chicago Artists Resource featured HUP on their Singletrack blog.  Read about John’s tune, Death & Taxes.