The Loyola Jazz Combo’s premiere performance of my composition, “Shakshuka,” is now available for viewing on YouTube. Check it out here.
I’m delighted to announce that my creative nonfiction piece, “Why I Break Stuff,” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the editors of The Maine Review. I am deeply honored by this nomination! Here’s a link to the essay:
Please enjoy this interview and performance excerpt from our driveway show on 9/4/21!
New Creative Nonfiction Piece Published!
I’m delighted to announce that my latest creative nonfiction essay, “Why I Break Stuff,” has just been published by The Maine Review!
Here is the url: https://mainereview.com/why-i-break-stuff/. Hope you enjoy it!
The Osteen family, ca. 1972.
New Book Published!
I’m delighted to announce the publication of my latest book, Fake It: Fictions of Forgery, by the University of Virginia Press. I had a wonderful time learning about these outrageous frauds and con artists and I think you will too. The book also includes 27 images (they’re in color in the ebook). Get your copy today! https://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/5246.
My Latest Creative Nonfiction Piece
I’m delighted to announce that my latest creative nonfiction piece, entitled “Convocation,” has just been published by Ars Medica, a Canadian journal of medical humanities. The essay recounts a scary episode in our life with Cameron (below). Fans of classic rock may particularly enjoy it! Click on the link below to gain access to the issue. You will need to create an account to read the article, but accounts are free. https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/issue/current.
CSJQ’s At-Home Concert
With COVID-19 devastating the live music scene, we musicians have to find new ways to share our sounds. My band, Cold Spring Jazz Quartet, did just that yesterday, June 13th, playing a live show to socially-distanced friends and neighbors. Here’s a very brief clip from the concert, provided by neighbor Brad Cox. https://www.facebook.com/bradfordacox/videos/10223884445124148/?t=5
For more about the band, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/coldspringjazz/.
Beatles Book Published!
I’m delighted to announce the official publication of my new book, The Beatles through a Glass Onion: Reconsidering the White Album, by the University of Michigan Press. This is something of a dream come true for this lifelong Beatles fan and musician. I’m grateful to my terrific contributors, as well as to the dedicatees listed on the Acknowledgments page. Please buy a copy!
I’m delighted to announce that my creative nonfiction piece, “Pane,” has been published by Kaleidoscope, the oldest literary journal devoted to disability. The piece concerns a traumatic but enlightening episode in our life with Cameron. You can read it online here: https://www.scribd.com/document/385386661/Kaleidoscope-Issue-77-The-Journey-Continues
Back by Popular Demand!
Cold Spring Jazz Quartet Presents Shades of Jazz in Film Noir
For twenty years Cold Spring Jazz Quartet has been treating Maryland audiences to their signature blend of current, classic and cool jazz. This show accents the classics, as CSJQ presents a tasty menu of memorable tunes, most of them love songs, heard in the wonderful films noir of the 1940s and ‘50s. Join CSJQ as they explore the many shades of noir jazz, from bliss to blues, rhapsodies to red wagons.
The show includes standards such as “I’ll Remember April” (from Phantom Lady), “Stella by Starlight” (The Uninvited), “I Hear a Rhapsody” (Clash by Night), “Never Let Me Go” (The Scarlet Hour) and “One for My Baby” (Road House), as well as the title themes from movies such as Laura and TV shows like Mr. Broadway and Peter Gunn. Along with this evocative jazz, the performance features specially selected clips from the movies and introductions by CSJQ leader and film scholar Mark Osteen.
This unique multi-media event is sure to delight jazz aficionados, classic movie fans and anyone who has ever been in love.
300 S. High St., Baltimore
Friday, May 11th, 7:30-10 pm