This is kind of old news now, but since September 2021, I have been serving as Musical Director for the Austin Jazz Workshop. The AJW is a nonprofit dedicated to jazz education for young people. We do about 120 concerts per year, mostly in elementary schools. The AJW was founded in 1994, and I have been working with them since about 2003. I am honored to take over as Musical Director from the founder, Michael Melinger (who continues his work as Administrator). You can learn more about this worthy effort at