41Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a warm, affectionate guy who appreciates simple things. Making music is my passion and where I find a sense of spirituality.

I've been told I'm a great listener and a calming presence. I value sincerity but am also into absurd humor and have a pretty ridiculous uninhibited laugh.

I love the energy of the city, but appreciate stillness and silence and the outdoors even more (I'm from Maine, it's in the blood). The beautiful things in life are what interest me most.

I'm pretty liberal and try to be engaged with issues of social & economic justice. Currently campaigning for a single-payer universal health care bill in New York state (which is close to passing!)
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to be an empathetic, compassionate and generous human being.

Playing music that hopefully moves people in some way. Composing and performing (saxophone and clarinet) with my band, and freelancing with various jazz groups, singer/songwriters, etc.
I’m really good at
Listening, finding humor in odd places, being affectionate, music stuff.
The first things people usually notice about me
People say they're calmer when they're around me. And according to some, my laugh is pretty unique. Also, my eyes are really colorful. And I'm tall.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Wendy & Lucy, Bottle Rocket, Miller's Crossing, Naked Lunch, Lost Highway, Happy Gilmore, Children of Men, Wet Hot American Summer. Many documentaries.

Music: Keith Jarrett, Lucinda Williams, Neil Young, Bill Frisell, Elliott Smith, Billie Holiday, Rufus Wainwright, Gillian Welch, The Walkmen, The Band, D'Angelo, The Velvet Underground, Stevie Wonder, Emmylou Harris, The Pixies.

Books: The Sound and the Fury, Petersburg, Anna Karenina, Blood Meridian

TV: Broad City, Bojack Horseman, Transparent, Party Down, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley.

Comedy: Maria Bamford, Tig Notaro, Paul F. Tompkins

Food: Tibetan, Mexican, pizza from DiFara, but pretty much anything. Might be not be a stretch to say 50% of my diet is avocado-based.
Six things I could never do without
family + friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The inadequacy of words
How compassion could resolve so much
On a typical Friday night I am
Out at a show or performing, or watching movies at home. Maybe at a house concert / pot luck / awesome indian or tibetan joints in my neighborhood.
You should message me if
You're open, affectionate and up for doing anything or nothing with the right person.

You dig the introspective types.
The two of us