Denver-born trumpeter Shane Endsley migrated this summer from balmy, laid-back Los Angeles to dense, teeming Brooklyn so he can be closer to his fiancée -- and to New York's fertile experimental-music scene. For some people, such a move might have been a shock to the system. But at age 27, Endsley has already learned to live with (and to love) abrupt changes of tone and temper in his life. Witness the astonishing variety of his early musical experiences: Since graduating from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in the late '90s, he's toured the United States and Europe with anarchist folkie Ani DiFranco, recorded three CDs as a sideman to M-base founder Steve Coleman and... More >>>
Playing with the band: Ben Wendel (far left) and Shane Endsley (far right).