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My self-summary
I'm an NYU grad now a professional saxophone/clarinet player and part-time music teacher at a middle school. Mostly I am playing music all the time, starting to travel a little bit, and just making as many musical connections as I can!

Other than music I love math and science and am particularly interested in electrical engineering. For me, inventing and engineering is a perfect blend of logic and creativity.
The first things people usually notice about me
Potentially my weird facial expressions
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien; Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon; The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger; Mathemetician's Lament, Paul Lockhart; The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster; anything by Roald Dahl, Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak; the weird inserted booklet in the Magical Mystery Tour LP!

Movies: The following immediately come to mind as ones that had a serious impact on me -- Taxi Driver, Toy Story 3, 50/50, Where the Wild Things Are, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Watchmen

Music: I'll list groups and musicians in the order they come in my mind in case that has any meaning -- The Beatles, Arcade Fire, Coleman Hawkins, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Masada, Sunn 0))), Ray Charles, The Electric Light Orchestra, Jimi Hendrix, Simon & Garfunkel, Dr. Dog, The Dirty Projectors, Belle and Sebastian, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, The Who, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, Benny Goodman, Kenny Garrett, Elliot Smith, Bob Marley, Elvis Perkins, Elvis, Elvis Costello, The Young Republic, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Dvorak, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Billy Joel, Rebecca Black, Pink Floyd, Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter, The Decemberists, Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Les Claypool, Squirrel Nut Zippers, tUnE-yArDs, Radiohead, MIA, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Michael Brecker, Chris Potter, The Bad Plus, Neutral Milk Hotel, Fleet Foxes, Wilco

Food: If it's vegan, not spicy, and has a high sodium content I love it
The six things I could never do without
music - it is seriously the best thing ever
other people - I get lonely pretty quickly
challenges - without which life would be boring
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think pretty much nonstop, in fact, my attention span is pretty low because my mind wanders so much. Often I am thinking about tasks I need to complete, inventions I am working on, or interactions I've had with people in the past few days. Sometimes I am practicing saxophone in my head, working through a composition, or singing in my head.
On a typical Friday night I am
There really is no typical Friday night for me. A lot of the time I'll be playing a gig somewhere or might be checking out a friend's gig. Or I could be at a concert, with friends, walking through the streets looking for something fun, or at home relaxing.
You should message me if
you would like to.