Welcome to my site! It's the hub of my operation as a performer, composer, and educator. You can find information on my various projects, both as a leader and as a sideman, and can also view upcoming performances and projects.


  • I'm excited to announce the debut performance of my latest project: Shane Pitsch and the Smokestack Revue. It will take place on Saturday, May 29, at Momo's Club in Austin. We will be performing one set, from 8-9 PM.

  • The Smokestack Horns, an offshoot of the Smokestack Revue project, are now available for hire for your performance/recording projects. We can create horn arrangements as well. We will occasionally be performing as a separate group. Contact me for booking details.

  • I'm also excited to announce that about:blank, the jazz group I perform with, placed 4th in the Austin Chronicle's 2009-2010 Austin Music Awards Jazz category! Thanks to everyone who voted!

  • The eighth installment of the Austin Jazz Project (intensive jazz improvisation workshop for middle- through high-school musicians) will take place July 19-23 this year.

  • Check out the media page to see several new photos and recordings. I have also added my dissertation on Henry "Red" Allen, as well as numerous jazz trumpet transcriptions. Continue to check back for new additions!


Please browse this work in progress, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.