My name is Neil Ostercamp and I am a worship leader at The Gathering. When I’m not working for the church, I teach saxophone at the University of Missouri – St. Louis and enjoy anything that has to do with food and drinks. Here are a few things that have brought me inspiration lately.
Tigran Hamasyan is a pianist making some incredible music. He was introduced to me by my friend Dalton a few months ago so I’ve been catching up on everything he has released over the last decade. His latest release For Gyumri is out now.
Ever since college I have really enjoyed cooking at home. I spend a lot of my free time reading cooking magazines, watching Good Eats, and experimenting with new recipes as well as refining old ones. My wife Whitney and I have a food blog you should take a look at that documents all of our experiences.
I am equally excited and anxious to defend my dissertation this week. My research is focused on the soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy. My research has included reading, listening, transcription, analysis, and a lot of writing. Through the process I have learned a lot about this wonderful musician. Go take a listen to some of his music.