connor parks


drummer & composer



-Fresh off of a magnificent trip to Switzerland with the Arta Jekabsone Quintet, performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival and recording Arta's debut album, "Light" to be released in 2018. Footage from the Arta Jekabsone Quintet's set from July 12th is posted in the 'Listen' section.



-Recently released is Jasper Dutz and A Jazz Album's

record "It Doesn't Have to Be that Way, Man" (Jasper Dutz 2017). A Jazz Album is a post-bop expression of humor and sincerity in the American Songbook tradition. Stream and download the album here: https://jasperdutz.bandcamp.com/releases



-Coming up...Kalia Vandever Quartet is touring New Orleans for four nights between July 30th to August 3rd. The Quartet will be bringing Kalia's beautiful compositions and original improvisational conception to several neighborhoods in the birthplace of Jazz. Learn more about Kalia here: http://kaliavandever.com/ ...and here: http://centerstage.conn-selmer.com/artists/kalia-vandever



-Coming up...trumpeter Allison Philips returns to the US in August and September for a select few appearances, including Dave Douglas' "Festival of New Trumpet Music."

Find a write up on Allison and the 2017 FONT lineup here: http://fontmusic.org/festival2017/