Header photos by Ben Hejkal
Here are some of the highlights of each year's professional achievements.
Augusta Heritage Festival
In addition teaching 4 courses, Dan Legenthal and I performed on stage at festival concerts with Daryl Davis, Wendi Borne, and more.
The Blues Experiment
Along with David Rehm, I served as co-organizer and faculty member for the first year of The Experiment's new blues week; the program was such a success that we'll be offering 2 weeks in 2015.
Hot Blues in Toulouse
Dan Legenthal and I were delighted to teach our first workshop in Toulouse, France, as well as judging the competitions.
Berlin Bues Explosion
Chris Harm and I taught at the world's largest blues event, which was also my first time teaching in Germany, as well as DJing.
In addition to having a great time in the Invitational Jack and Jill, Andrew Smith and I took 3rd place together.
Studio Hop Summer Camp
Another international first; for my first time teaching (and judging) in France, I taught with Chris Harm.
Boston Tea Party
I had the fortune of drawing Joe McGlynn in the Balboa Jack and Jill comp, and together we took first place.
In addition to judging and teaching with Dan Legenthal, I performed at the Gala Dinner, and was highly honored to receive the Keith Shapiro Memorial Award for positive impact on the blues community.
Feelin Blues in Tel Aviv
Joseph Demers and I were invited to teach our first workshop in Tel Aviv, Isreal; we were particularly pleased to immediately be invited back for the 2014 festival.
Canadian Swing Championships
1st Place Strictly Blues with Dan Legenthal
Lindy Focus XI
2nd Place Strictly Blues with Dan Legenthal