March 2017

Quite a month ahead:

On the 5th I’m playing in the Open Gate Theatre 20th Anniversary Concert. For the past 20 years Will Salmon and Alex Cline have been presenting creative music on the first Sunday of the month. To celebrate their anniversary, they’ve invited an epic lineup of west coast free players for mix and match improvisations. String basses: Devin Hoff and myself, bass guitars: Steuart Liebig and Darryl Tewes, trumpets & cornets: Bobby Bradford, Dan Clucas, Daniel Rosenboom, and Bruce Friedman, etc. You get the idea. An honor to be in this company… Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. 7PM…

On the 10th and 24th I’m with Dave Williams and His Rhythm Agents at the Exhibition Room. 9:30PM-12:30AM. This is a trio (Dave on trumpet, Patrick Butler on guitar) playing jazz standards in a quasi-retro mode. This may be the end of our residency at the Exhibition Room so, if you’ve been waiting to check us out, now’s the time.

On the 15th I am presenting Michael Pisaro on my Soundwaves concert series at the Santa Monica Public Library. 7:30pm. free.

On the 21st I’ll be playing a set of improvised music to open Jonathon Grasse‘s  faculty recital at California State University, Dominguez Hills with Tom Steck, Dr. Grasse, and TBD. 7:30pm.

And the 26th is the long-awaited return of Scrappers, at The OffBeat – A Bar On York. 7pm. This is a free improvising unit convened by Dan Clucas, in which he and I are joined by Joe Baiza and Brian Christopherson from SST Records legends Saccharine Trust. This will make 3 1/2 gigs for us in about 10 years. I don’t know when the next one is going to come around…

Eagle Rock, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Compton, Long Beach, Highland Park! Dig it.


2017 Performances pt. 1

I realize I have not yet plugged this year’s gigs here.

For classical music, I’m in the bass sections of the Santa Monica and Palisades symphonies. Many shows coming up, all free. Santa Monica is playing the Firebird Suite – I’m especially stoked about that.

For jazz, I’m playing every other Friday with Dave Williams and his Rhythm Agents at the Exhibition Room in Long Beach, 930pm- Call ahead.

and then there’s the unclassifiable creative stuff: