I'm hugely, deeply honored to have been invited to join the faculty at this year's International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre for the Arts, especially as the rest of the faculty this year includes the likes of Donny McCaslin, Jeff Parker, Ben Monder, Ravi Coltrane, Drew Gress, Gerald Cleaver, and others. (The program is, of course, under the direction of Dave Douglas, as it has been for a decade now.) The Banff Centre program really does offer an undiluted creative shot in the arm -- I am speaking from personal experience, here -- and the setting is obviously nothing short of spectacular.
The workshop runs from May 17 - June 5, 2010, and I will be there for the second week of the program (May 24 - 29). I'll be directing a large ensemble of some description, and we'll be working on Secret Society repertoire, as well as (I hope) works contributed by the participants themselves. I realize the application deadline is coming up extremely soon (January 15), but I'd like to encourage anyone interested in working on my music to apply -- especially if you play or double on flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone sax, horn, bass trombone, tuba, etc. It would really be great to get some representation on those instruments. (If you do double on additional instruments, be sure to note that in your application!)