This page is for my musical interests, mostly unrelated to my work as a Latin teacher. For help using Latin songs in your classroom, please visit this page.

I have spent much of my adult life listening to, enjoying jazz, and playing jazz trumpet and guitar off and on. In the past few years, I have picked up both instruments more seriously. The pages linked here describe aspects of the music I am listening to, or the instruments I am playing.

Bucky Pizzarelli’s fingerpicking style (solo and duet)

Rediscovering jazz trumpet with a Martin Imperial

Custom lefty Wu 7-string Archtop guitar