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Healed Hand, Marathon Finish and Back in Improv Land

November 5, 2016

Well, that was an interesting 5 months… I damaged some ligaments in my left hand in May and had to stop playing to let them heal. I also had to keep making money, so, technically I stopped playing any challenging … Continue reading

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GERMANY

Been in Germany since May 3 and been loving it.  Great people, great beer and great music!  Started with a fun adventure in Mannheim with my buddies John King and Kevin O’Day at the premiere of their new work with … Continue reading

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EUROPE: T Minus 6 Days!

Woah… OK, trying to keep all the orbs of life and music spinning while plowing through the list of to-do’s that needs to get whittled down to zero before I hop on a plane to Germany.  I will be stoked, … Continue reading

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EUROPE, DEVIL LOOPS, UNSUPERVISED, COMPOSITIONS… GAH!

Too much to type right now, but soooooooooo many cool things coming together.  This FRIDAY, though, come see THE UNSUPERVISED at our new collective artspace MERGE!  If you can’t make Friday, come SATURDAY to come see myself, Chad Makela and … Continue reading

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FULL THROTTLE 2014….

Planning the trip to Berlin/Mannheim/Amsterdam and the cd release for Jeff Younger’s Devil Loops Volume 2, writing a new cello/gtr duo, launching a new collective artspace, gigging, improv workshops, teaching, tons of admin, and I’m back to putting the kms … Continue reading

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SEEKING MUSIC…

Reminded this week that there is joy in music of the seeking variety…  GREAT gigs with The Unsupervised and Marauder this week, and REALLY looking forward to Tuesday’s gig with Sawhead Trio at Kozmik Zoo.  We’re doing 1 set at … Continue reading

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Phillip Glass World Premiere

Saw the world premiere of Phillip Glass’s String Quartet No. 6 here in Vancouver last night…  Wow… a very dense composition, but with a simplicity and elegance informing all of the language and information in it.  A really interesting piece, … Continue reading

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COFFEE!!!!!!!!!

Why the need for 9 exclamation marks after the word coffee???? Admin madness with a really exciting endgame!  Planning a 2014 European adventure for Jeff Younger’s Devil Loops in Amsterdam and Berlin.  FINALLY getting to the mountain of performance video … Continue reading

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KILLER GIGS (and a bday) COMIN UP!!

Hey folks!  Filling the calendar with tons of great stuff in the coming months.  Stoked!  Starts this Friday @Glen 67 with Dylan Van Der Schyff and Tommy Babin.  Check the latest email mailout below for deets! Greetings Fine Music Folk!! … Continue reading

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…………

Beautiful gig at Glen67 last night with Viviane Houle, Stefan Smulovitz and Ben Brown.  I needed that!  Thanks to all who came out and big love to Viviane, Stefan and Ben.  Only 3 WEEKS (gah!) left before Sept hits… I’ve … Continue reading

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SUMMER!

Hey folks!  After a killing jazzfest show with The Unsupervised and a really fun hang checking out music and laughing lots with all the crazy musicians in Vancouver, it’s finally… SUMMER!  Chipping away at cleaning my pad and sorting out … Continue reading

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