_ At the start, the stage was dark.
Then he approached the microphone,
His eyes looked briefly up, (sky turned).
Then the voice…
An ambience to itself,
subtle, mahogany warm, valley-like deep,
to bring back “the cool.”
Not a jazz singer, that time has passed,
but a human chant to recall the sound of
the master’s horn.
Moose graduated from New School University's Jazz and Contemporary Music Program with a B.F.A in Jazz Performance in 2003. Among others, he has studied with Janet Lawson, Miles Griffin, Junior Mance, Chico Hamilton, Billy Harper, Dave Liebman and Reggie Workman.