"Jazzy strains from Elmer Berstein's “Walk on the Wild Side” included the concert’s most memorable moment with a trumpet solo by Blake Martin, who played with the orchestra for the first time and hopefully not the last."
- Kari Sayers (Daily Breeze)
"Distinctive sound, inspired playing, and heartfelt, compelling compositions."
- Bob Mintzer
"Unique and fresh point of view. Both his compositions and playing are strong and inspired."
- Russell Ferrante