I’m a Chicago-based, triple-Grammy-winning musician. As a flutist, writer, broadcaster, and teacher, I treat audiences as equals, welcoming them into musical worlds with passion, intelligence, and humor.
I was flutist and co-artistic director of Eighth Blackbird from 2006-2015. I toured the US and seven other countries with the band, premiering more than one hundred works, co-curating several festivals, working with musical heroes, and winning three Grammy Awards.
I’m also committed to large-scale, immersive projects that put listeners at the center of the musical experience. In 2017 I co-directed David Lang’s crowd out, which drew a choir of 1000 untrained singers from 43 of Chicago’s 50 wards.
I live in Chicago with my wife Julie, Artistic Director of Filament Theatre, and with our badly behaved orange cat. On a sunny afternoon I might dream of ghostwriting a musician’s biography, of sketching landscapes, of writing a crime novel…