The new music series I’ve been organizing at my workplace, with Daniel Rothman‘s help, continues! We have booked the first half of the year, with some great folks queued up for the second half and maybe a bonus show or two to be added.
I am helping to bring the Creative Music Studio to Los Angeles for a weekend intensive in January. If you are a musician, and especially if you are dealing with improvised and/or groove-based music, I encourage you to check this out. Two days/three nights of intensive work with Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso, Mark Dresser, Nicole Mitchell, and other teaching artists TBD. I have traveled to Woodstock several times to attend CMS sessions. You will not regret it.
This has been postponed. Stay tuned, and check out CMS’s upcoming NY events.
On December 21 I am leading a public participation performance of Terry Riley’s “In C” as part of the Soundwaves new music series I host at the Santa Monica Public Library. Anyone who wants to play should download the score and get there by 6pm to rehearse. Pitched instruments only. Showtime is 7:30. No pay, but I can comp players’ parking. Hope to see you there!
The West Coast Chamber Jazz Trio celebrates our new album with a CD release show at the Electric Lodge on the 10th. 8PM. $15. Two sets. We’ve worked really hard on this thing and want you to hear it! We’ll be off to Europe again for a bit in December too.
Long Beach trumpet kingpin Dave Williams has a new project called the Rhythm Agents, with guitar wizard Angelo Metz and myself. We have a bi-weekly thing at a speakeasy in Long Beach. The premise is ’30s jazz, but you don’t get a prize for catching anachronisms. Stop by if you’re in the South Bay.
I’ve landed in the revolving bass chair in Scott Heustis’ band again. Free music that grooves. We’re playing this Saturday night at the Brass Lamp, also in Long Beach. Maybe Long Beach really is the Oakland of LA!