Journal: October 17, 2020

Hello friends! Can you believe it, another blog update within the year! This is a special one, as it is a continuation of my last journal entry! We completed our sterling silver trombone mouthpiece and I wanted to share some photos of the process with you! Back in April, we finished making a sterling silver rim for my 5G mouthpiece …

Journal: April 6, 2020

Hello loyal Brass Ark fans. It’s have been a long time since I’ve updated this blog… a long time… and I sincerely apologize for that. Things have been very busy around here. I’ve opened my own recording studio with my colleagues at Hollywood Scoring and we’ve been producing lots of music content for companies all around the world and that takes up …

Journal: July 19, 2017

Hello Brass Ark Fans. It’s been over a year since I’ve updated this page, I apologize. Seems like a trend, me neglecting to post on this journal… but things have been busy! We’ve launched our full mouthpiece collaboration with Bob Reeves Brass Mouthpieces and have already sold over 300 mouthpieces since they went into production last year. Some prominent players …

Journal: May 17, 2016

Howdy folks! Been a while for updating the page and I apologies for that… hopefully this new post will make things right, as it is a very exciting one! I wanted to post about a very popular subject and one that is near and dear to the hearts of all of bass trombonists out there in the world. I’m talking …

Journal: July 3, 2015

Hello BrassArk fans. My sincere apologies for not updating this section of the website in a long time. I have been incredibly busy performing but also keeping up with the emails, shipping, designing, fabricating and customer service needed to keep the Ark running smoothly. I sincerely thank you all for the support and I’m excited about bringing new and interesting …

Journal: June 9, 2013

Hello fellow brass nerds. Firstly, I want to thank the community for all of the support on the Trombone Forum and on my Facebook page for all of the new products that we are working on at The Brass Ark and Brass Medic. The first 50 MV5G mouthpieces are finally done at the machinist and will be prepped and plated …

Journal: April 25, 2013

I started collecting vintage brass mouthpieces and instruments when I was around 12 years old and it quickly became a passion of mine. Here it is, 20 years later and I have quite an extensive collection of mouthpieces and instruments. So many that they are in every room in my house (driving my wife crazy constantly, she is very understanding …

Journal: March 1, 2013

What can I say, it’s been a long time since I wrote a journal entry on this website. Lots of stuff has happened since my last update. My daughter, Emmeline, was born and is now one and a half years old! It’s been quite an experience trying to juggle the amount of work it takes to keep The Brass Ark …

Journal: August 30, 2011

Greetings Interwebs! I know it has been a while since I last updated the journal section of the website. My apologies. I always say I will try to do more frequent updates, but alas, time gets sucked up into other projects. I find myself typing here tonight in a special place in my life. My wife is now home on …

Journal: June 19, 2011

Hello again. My apologies for the big break in between journal updates. Things have been busy in my life, all good things! My wife and I are expecting a daughter in September. We are very excited. I just moved The Brassark into a new storefront with my good friend, trombonist, and business partner, Brad Close. Juggling my time with gigs, …

Journal: January 15, 2011

Greetings fellow trombonists and lovers of vintage brass instruments! Finally, my first entry into my journal! I plan on using this section of my website as a blog/musings/ collection of interesting information on brass instruments and all things in between. I will post photos of some of the finest and most rare instruments I encounter. These horns are not necessarily …