Composition featured in "Deep Woods"

A composition of mine was recently placed in the full-length feature film, "Deep Woods". It was premiered at the Milwaukee Film Festival, and featured at the Wyoming Film Festival, Montreal Independent Film Festival, and the Norway Action Film Festival. The movie is now out and released on Video-on-demand/streaming services such as: Amazon, Apple iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft, Vudu, iN Demand, AT&T, Vubiquity, DirecTV and Dish. You'll hear my piece "Song to a Rose" roughly 5-6 minutes in as background music during a dinner party scene. It was very cool to be a part of this fantastic locally-produced project. I hope you'll check it out!

view the trailer

"The hunter becomes the game when a successful architect wanders off-trail while grouse hunting and is pursued into the treacherous deep wilderness by menacing members of a ruthless drug cartel."

Writer/Director: Steve Laughlin
Producer: Jeffrey Kurz
Starring: Jilon VanOver, Eddie Spears and Tony Denison

link to the album


The Third Story podcast interview

I was recently interviewed for Leo Sidran's wonderful podcast, The Third Story.
Listen here –– episode: "The Ones That Got Away, 2022 Holiday Edition"

I have been a big fan of The Third Story for quite some time - if you haven't checked it out before, do yourself a favor and give it a listen. Leo has been producing these wonderful long form interviews for a number of years. The Third Story was recently and deservingly added to the roster at the mighty WBGO in Newark/NYC (88.3FM in the greater metro-NYC area), the beaming bastien of American art in the world's cultural center. Each episode is well-produced, smart, thoroughly researched, and absolutely entertaining. While all of the episodes are fantastic, here are a few of my favorite past interviews I've revisited numerous times:

Episode 2 - Michael Leonhart | Episode 44 - Dave King | Episode 52 - Larry Goldings
Episode 59 - Kurt Elling | Episode 79 - Mob Town Tour, Vol. 3 - Is Jazz Still Regional?
Episode 122 - Kassa Overall | Episode 129 - Donald Fagen  | Episode 164 - Jason Moran
Episode 172 - Philip Dizack

Leo Sidran, Ben Sidran, JB