What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?
Receiving the Laureate was a great honor to be included amongst the incredible artists who have received it in the past.
What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?
I am still pursuing the same art I always have: playing saxophone (jazz and classical styles) and composing. Over the past 5-6 years it seems I have been doing more and more composing. The balance of performing to composing has been shifting a bit.
Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?
Tenacity is the key.
Shifting. Recreating. Exciting. Inspiring.