David Rokeach - drummer
David Rokeach - Drummer

A long time Bay Area resident, drummer David Rokeach has been working primarily in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas for more than 20 years. David toured nationally and internationally with Ray Charles from 1990-91. This included concert videos and many television appearances, including an appearance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Doc Severinson Orchestra. In recent years he has performed/recorded with Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Aaron Neville, Mavis Staples, Lou Rawls ,Dr. John, Grammy winner Joe Henderson, Down Beat Poll winner Mark Murphy, Bluesman Charlie Musselwhite, The George Brooks-Zakir Hussain Group, Wilson Pickett, Linda Tillery, Steve Miller, Joe Satriani, Big Brother &the Holding Company, Joyce Cooling, Maria Muldaur, Calvin Keys, Barry Finnerty, Merl Saunders, David Grisman, Melvin Seals, The Family Stone Experience, Louis Bellson, Wayne Wallace, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra,The San Francisco Symphony, The Atlanta Symphony, The Baltimore Symphony, The Dallas Sympnony, Paula West, Brazilian Master Marcos Silva, The Coasters, The Shirelles, Bluegrass Grammy winner Alison Brown, Ernestine Anderson, Oscar Brown Jr., award-winning trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, acclaimed composer and Grammy winner, Maria Schneider,Tony, Grammy, Oscar and Emmy Award winner, Rita Moreno, and many more. Read more...

N E W S - P r o j e c t s . . . . . . . . details here.

Nov. 7th -with Ellen Robinson at The Sound Room with Sam Bevan on bass Ben Flint on Piano and Kris Strom on woodwinds
  • Nov. 4th- -at The Panama Hotel in San Rafael with amazing guitarist/bassist/producer John Hoy. John is one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area. We'll be joined by the incredibly musical Ross Gualco on keyboards for some tasty music for your dining pleasure.
  • Oct 25th- Rocking with Charity and the JAMband Family Concert at The Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
  • Oct. 24th-at Society Cabaret with Black Olive songstress Kay Kostopoulos with featuring Noel Jewkes on woodwinds,Mike Greensill on piano and Perry Thoorsell on bass
  • Oct. 20th- The Seahorse in Sausalito featuring Black Olive songstress Kay Kostopoulos with featuring Noel Jewkes on woodwinds,Mike Greensill on piano and Perry Thoorsell on bass
  • Oct. 16th- A Jazz in The Neighborhood concert with The Klobas Kesecker Ensemble featuring Terrence Brewer.
  • Oct.15th- A tribute to Judy Garland featuring Holly Penfield at Feinstein's in SF with a large band of the Bay Area's finest musicians led by pianist Larry Dunlap
  • Oct. 2nd-with Soul Power at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
  • Sept. 23rd - 6-8 at Albany Memorial Park with the super funky band Soul Power
  • Sept. 20th- The Monterey Jazz Festival with acclaimed New York vocal group Duchess  and singer Amy Cervini with John Wiitala on bass
  • Sept. 18th-at  The Sound Room with acclaimed New York vocal group Duchess  with John Wiitala on bass
  • Sept. 5th- with Big Brother and the Holding Company , filling in for my friend Dave Getz  at The Spokane Pig Out in the Park in Spokane Washington. We'll be playing the entire Cheap Thrills album and a lot more. Should be big fun!
  • Sept. 2nd- -at The Panama Hotel in San Rafael with amazing guitarist/bassist/producer John Hoy. John is one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area. We'll be joined by the incredibly musical Ross Gualco on keyboards for some tasty music for your dining pleasure.
  • Aug. 30th- Rocking with Charity and the JAMband Family Concert at The Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
  • Aug 28th-with the super funky band Soul Power at The Fenix i n San Rafael
  • Aug 25th - The Seahorse in Sausalito featuring Black Olive songstress Kay Kostopoulos along with pianist Grant Levin , Dean Reilly on bass and Noel Jewkes on woodwinds,
  • Aug. 22nd-  at The Sound Room with the creative jazz pianist and vocalist Jenny Maybee featuring the extraordinary trumpet of Nick Phillips with Dan Feiszl i on bass 
  • Aug 28th-with the super funky band Soul Power at The Fenix i n San Rafael
  • July 31st- with the super funky band Soul Power at  The Foster City Summer Concert Series
  • Aug 28th-with the super funky band Soul Power at The Fenix i n San Rafael
  • July 28th-Rocking with Charity and the JAMband Family Concert at The Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
  • June 27th with Holly Near at the Kate Wolf Festival in Laytonville
  • June 26th and 27th -with  Emma's Revolution at the Kate Wolf Festival in Laytonville
  • June 21- with Soul Power at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company 
  • June 16th- The Seahorse in Sausalito featuring Black Olive songstress Kay Kostopoulos along with pianist Alan Steger, Perry Thoorsell, bass, . Noel Jewkes on woodwinds,
  • June 12th-at The Iron Gate in Belmont with the super funky band Soul Power
  • June 8th- Rocking with Charity and the JAMband Family Concert at Pioneer Park in Mountain View
  • June 7th-Rocking with Charity and the JAMband Family Concert at The Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
  • June 6th- with the legendary Dr. John with Pete Sears, Sarah Morrow , and Vernon Black at Coventry Grove, a Benefit for Camp Wnnarainbow
  • June 6th = at Jazz on the Hill with former Count Basie singer Jamie Davis featuring the Fred Berry All Star Big Band
  • June 3rd-at The Panama Hotel in San Rafael with amazing guitarist/bassist/producer John Hoy. John is one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area. We'll be joined by the incredibly musical Ross Gualco on keyboards for some tasty music for your dining pleasure
  • May 31st- at The Venetian Room with Bobby Conte Thornton
  • May 30th- at The Sound Room with my good friend and great singer Maye Cavallero
  • May 24th- at Avanova with The Klobas Kesecker Ensemble featuring Terrence Brewer.
  • May 23rd-with Linda Tillery , Holly Near, Melanie DeMore , Terry Garthwaite, Barbara Higbie ,Mary Watkins ,Tammy Hall , David Belove and many others for the Farewell Celebration Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club
  • May 15th &16th at Feinstein's at The Nikko in SF with jazz and cabaret singer Marilyn Maye
  • April 26th- Rocking with Charity and the JAMband Family Concert at Pacifica Performances
  • April 25th- with the Rick Vandivier Trio in the Madera Lounge at Rosewood . Rick is a very versatile guitarist with the unique ability to incorporate many different styles into a Jazz trio setting.
  • April 21st- The Seahorse in Sausalito with jazz singer Kay Kostopoulos and some great players. Noel Jewkes on woodwinds, Mike Greensill on Piano and Adam Gay on Bass
  • April 11th-with the Rick Vandivier Trio in the Madera Lounge at Rosewood . Rick is a very versatile guitarist with the unique ability to incorporate many different styles into a Jazz trio setting.
  • April 10th -at The Iron Gate in Belmont with the super funky band Soul Power
  • March 21st- with the super funky band Soul Power at The Fenix i n San Rafael
  • March 11th-at The Panama Hotel in San Rafael with amazing guitarist/bassist/producer John Hoy. John is one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area. We'll be joined by the incredibly musical Ross Gualco on keyboards for some tasty music for your dining pleasure
  • Jan. 30th 2015- with the Saint Michael Trio at the Fox Theater in Redwood City. Chamber music with a twist with Pat Klobas on bass
  • Jan. 25th 2015- For The Napa Valley Jazz Society at Silos with my good friend and great singer Maye Cavallero with John R. Burr on piano, Ruth Davies on bass, Noel Jewkes on woodwinds
  • Jan. 13th 2015- The Seahorse in Sausalito with world class jazz singer  Jackie Ryan  and some great players. Noel Jewkes on woodwinds, Grant Levin on piano and Dean Reilly on bass.
  • Dec. 16th- The Seahorse in Sausalito with jazz singer extraordinaire Allen Taylor and some great players. Noel Jewkes on woodwinds, Eddie Mendenhall on piano and Charles Thomas on bass.
  • Dec.2nd- Xmas tree lighting ceremony at the BofA building in SF with the Dick Bright Orchestra and special guest singers.
  • Nov. 21st-Two guitar masters, Jim Nichols and Jeff Buenz , come together for a special night of jazz guitar  with Peter Barshay on bass
  • Nov. 16th- The Historic Empress Theater in Vallejo with my good friend and great singer Maye Cavallero with Larry Dunlap on piano, Ruth Davies on bass, Noel Jewkes on woodwinds, and Ian Dogole on percussion
  • Nov. 15th- at Pacifica Performances with Nashville guitar wiz Sean Weaver featuring the great Jim Nichols also on guitar Jim is a guitar wizard who can play just about anything. He specializes in Jazz and is one of the world's foremost disciples of Chet Atkins' finger style guitar.  Jim's incredibly talented brother John will be on bass. Should be a ton of fun.

  • Nov. 8th - Napa Westin Verasa with former Count Basie singer Jamie Davis featuring the Fred Berry All Star Big Band 6:30 pm
  • Oct. 27th -at Yoshi's in Oakland with Soul singer Idara and her 10 piece band
  • Oct. 26th--Rocking with Charity and the JAMband Family Concert at The Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
  • Oct. 18th-with Jazz singer Ellen Robinson  at The Sound Room Murray Low (piano), Erik Jekabson (trumpet), John Wiitala (bass),
  • Oct.16th & 17th- with New York piano and vocal sensation Tony Desare at Feinstein's in SF
  • Oct. 5th-   CCMV    8 Olive Street Mill Valley TRUMPETSUPERGROUP celebrates jazz, improvisation, and amazing trumpet playing! Dave Scott, Doug Morton, Mike Olmos and Mario Guarneri on trumpet, Daniel Fabricant on bass, Dan Zemelman on piano and David Rokeach on drums. Youth Showcase will be Soul Jazz Combo from Sonoma State University.
  • Oct.16th & 17th- with New York piano and vocal sensation Tony Desare at Feinstein's in SF
  • Sept. 28th-Rocking with Charity and the JAMband Family Concert at The Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
  • Sept. 27th-   Rocking out with Charity and the JAMband Family Concert at The Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in John McLaren Park at 40 John F. Shelley Drive, San Francisco, California 94134
  • Sept. 27th - at Club Hedley i n San Jose with world class jazz and blues singer Nate Pruitt and Primary Colors featuring Rick Vandivier on guitar and Dan Robbins on bass
  • Sept. 20th- with The Muziki Roberson Quintet at Cafe Stritch in San Jose
  • Sept. 18th- Yoshi's SF with Dick Bright-Music in Schools Today 18th Annual Stars on Staff Celebrity Waiter Gala The Stars will align for Music in Schools Today (MUST)’s 18th Annual Stars on Staff Celebrity Waiter Gala Thursday, September 18th, from 6:30 - 10 pm at Yoshi’s in San Francisco.   Paula West and D'wayne Wiggins are the featured performers. Hosted by Bob Sarlatte with Liam Mayclem as Auctioneer, “Stars on Staff” will showcase Bay Area celebrity waiters including Willie Brown, Michael Capazolla, Peter Chung, Lois Lehrman, Tom Luce, Kitty Margolis, Kim Nalley, Megan Slankard, KC Turner, Jan Wahl, Dan Ashley  and many other notables.
  • Sept. 9th - The Seahorse in Sausalito with jazz singer extraordinaire Allen Taylor and some great players. Noel Jewkes on woodwinds, Grant Levin on piano and Dean Reilly on bass.
  • Sept 2-The Seahorse in Sausalito with my good friend and great singer Maye Cavallero and some great players. Noel Jewkes on woodwinds, Grant Levin on piano and Adam Gay on bass.
  • Sept. 5th and 6th -Lorraine Hansberry Theatre presents Mingus Remixed written by and starring Barry Shabaka Henley directed by Delroy Lindo with music by Shabaka, Muziki Roberson , and David Allen featuring Kash Killion on bass and cello at   The Creativity Theater at the Children’s Creativity Museum (formerly ZEUM) 221 Fourth Street (at Howard), San Francisco, CA
  • Aug. 30th - with the Rick Vandivier Trio in the Club Hedley  in San Jose . Rick is a very versatile guitarist with the unique ability to incorporate many different styles into a Jazz trio setting.
  • July 24th and 25th- at Davies Symphony Hall  with Cheyenne Jackson , star of stage and screen, including the hit TV series Glee and the San Francisco Symphony    Featuring musical director Ben Toth on piano and Pat Klobas on bass 
  • July 22nd- The Seahorse in Sausalito with jazz singer Rich Sigberman and some great players. Noel Jewkes on woodwinds, Keith Saunders on piano and Dean Reilly on bass.
  • July 13th--Rocking with Charity and the JAMband Family Concert at The Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
  • July 12th- at The Red Lion Woodlake in Sacramento with Rock and Roll hall of Famers The Coasters featuring original member Leon Hughes with Tommy Dunbar and, Al Chan of the Rubinoos on  guitar and bass, Allan Leong on keys, and Mike McMullen on sax.This band will also be backing the opening act, scorching soul singer Pam Hawkins
  • July 8th- at Yoshi's in Oakland with Antonia Bennett daughter of the Legendary Tony Bennett
  • June 28th- at 57th St. Gallery in Oakland with Allen Taylor and trio featuring Glen Pearson on piano
  • June 21st-28th- Teaching at Jazz Camp West featuring an all star faculty.
  • June 17th- The Seahorse in Sausalito with jazz singer extraordinaire Allen Taylor and some great players. Noel Jewkes on woodwinds, Grant Levin on piano and Dean Reilly on bass.
  • June 15th-at Filoli Gardens with former Count Basie singer Jamie Davis featuring the Fred Berry All Star Big Band
  • June 8th-Rocking with Charity and the JAMband Family Concert at The Park Chalet Garden Restaurant in Berkeley
  • May 31st- at Club Hedley i n San Jose with world class jazz and blues singer Nate Pruitt and Primary Colors featuring Rick Vandivier on guitar and Dan Robbins on bass
  • May 18th-American Conservatory Theater's 2014 Season Gala should be a very entertaining and star studded event 
  • May 17th- Rockin' the Kensington Circus Pub with  Al Chan (The Rubinoos)and company featuring John Seabury and Michael Barrett
  • May 4th-at Jazzschool  in Berkeley with my good friend and great singer Maye Cavallero with Jeff Neighbor on bass, John Hoy on guitar, and Ross Gualco on piano. This should be a very enjoyable evening!
  • May 3rd-with Linda Tillery , Vicki Randle , Gina Breedlove , Shelly Doty , Tammi Brown and Mike Sugar at The Montclair Women's Center , a Memorial Concert for Gwen Avery
  • May 1st at The Panama Hotel in San Rafael with amazing guitarist/bassist/producer John Hoy. John is one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area. We'll be joined by the incredibly musical Ross Gualco on keyboards for some tasty music for your dining pleasure
  • April 27th- Rocking out with Charity and the JAMband Family Concert at The Park Chalet Garden Restaurant in Berkeley
  • April 26th-with the Rick Vandivier Trio in the Madera Lounge at Rosewood . Rick is a very versatile guitarist with the unique ability to incorporate many different styles into a Jazz trio setting.
  • April 23rd- at The Palace Hotel in SF, a fundraiser for Scleraderma research featuring comedian Bob Saget, The Dick Bright Orchestra,Train, and other special guests
  • April 8th- at The Seahorse in Sausalito with jazz singer Dima  and some great players. Noel Jewkes on woodwinds, Grant Levin on piano and Dean Reilly on bass.
  • March 29th-at Casino Matrix in San Jose with world class jazz and blues singer Nate Pruitt and Primary Colors featuring Rick Vandivier on guitar and Dan Robbins on bass
  • March 25th-at The Seahorse in Sausalito with jazz singer extraordinaire Allen Taylor and some great players. Noel Jewkes on woodwinds, Grant Levin on piano and Dean Reilly on bass.
  • March 22nd - with the Rick Vandivier Trio in the Madera Lounge at Rosewood . Rick is a very versatile guitarist with the unique ability to incorporate many different styles into a Jazz trio setting.
  • March 14, 15, & 16-at Feinstein's in SF with singer songwriter, Cheyenne Jackson , star of stage and screen, including the hit TV series Glee. Featuring musical director Ben Toth on piano and Pat Klobas on bass
  • March 15th  a matinee with Emma's Revolution Cubberly Community Center Palo Alto CA a concert in collaboration with the dance company  DanceVisions
  • March 8th-with  Emma's Revolution at Valley Unitarian Universalist (The Onion) North Hills CA
  • March 4th- at The Seahorse in Sausalito with jazz singer Wanda Stafford and some great players. Noel Jewkes on woodwinds, Grant Levin on piano and Michael Zisman on bass.
  • Feb. 28th -with Jazz singer Ellen Robinson featuring Murray Lowe on piano, Sam Bevan on bass and Kristen Strom on Sax at The Jazzschool in Berkeley
  • Feb.14th-at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan Puerto Rico with the great Rita Moreno one of the very few people to win an Oscar, a Tony, a Grammy and an Emmy, with musical director Russ Kassof on piano and Andrew Higgins on bass
  • Feb. 8th - with the Rick Vandivier Trio in the Madera Lounge at Rosewood . Rick is a very versatile guitarist with the unique ability to incorporate many different styles into a Jazz trio setting.
  • Feb.1st- Rockin' the Kensington Circus Pub with  Al Chan (The Rubinoos)and company. Featuring Tommy Dunbar on guitar and vocals (also from The Rubinoos), and Tom Donald on bass.
  • Jan. 28th- at The Panama Hotel in San Rafael with amazing guitarist/bassist/producer John Hoy. John is one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area. We'll be joined by the incredibly musical Ross Gualco on keyboards for some tasty music for your dining pleasure
  • Jan. 25th - with the Rick Vandivier Trio in the Madera Lounge at Rosewood . Rick is a very versatile guitarist with the unique ability to incorporate many different styles into a Jazz trio setting.
  • Jan. 24th - with the Saint Michael Trio at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts . Chamber music with a twist with Pat Klobas on bass
  • Jan. 10th &11th - at Feinstein's in SF with singer songwriter, Cheyenne Jackson , star of stage and screen, including the hit TV series Glee. Featuring musical director Ben Toth on piano and Pat Klobas on bass
  • Dec. 7th-with the Rick Vandivier Trio in the Madera Lounge at Rosewood . Rick is a very versatile guitarist with the unique ability to incorporate many different styles into a Jazz trio setting,
  • Dec. 3rd - Xmas tree lighting ceremony at the BofA building in SF with the Dick Bright Orchestra and special guest singers.
  • Nov. 20th- at The Panama Hotel in San Rafael with amazing guitarist/bassist/producer John Hoy. John is one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area. We'll be joined by the incredibly musical Ross Gualco on keyboards for some tasty music for your dining pleasure
  • Nov. 17th-with The Hugo Wainzinger Quartet featuring Shanna Carlson on vocals with Murray Lowe on piano and Jeff Chambers on bass at Studio Pink House in Saratoga
  • Nov. 16th- with the great Rita Moreno one of the very few people to win an Oscar, a Tony, a Grammy and an Emmy, at Johnson Community College Performing Arts Center Overland Park Kansas with musical director Russ Kassof on piano and Andrew Higgins on bass
  • Nov. 13th -at The Seahorse in Sausalito with jazz singer Dima  and some great players. Noel Jewkes on woodwinds, Grant Levin on piano and Dean Reilly on bass.
  • November 8- at 8:00 pm Sebastopol CA    Sebastapol Community Center 390 Morris St., Sebastapol, CA    www.cumuluspresents.com
    707-823-1511
  • November 9-with Holly Near at 8:00 pm Berkeley CA Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison, Berkeley CA with The Peace Becomes You Band    www.thefreight.org 510.644.2020
  • Nov. 10 -at 7:30 pm
    Mill Valley CA    Throckmorton Theatre
    142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley
    with The Peace Becomes You Band
    www.throckmortontheatre.org
    415.383.9600g 415.383.9600
  • Oct. 25th and 26th with piano and vocal sensation Tony Desare at Feinstein's in SF
  • October 17-with Holly Near at 8:00 pm Fort Collins CO    Plymouth Congregational Church 916. W. Prospect Rd., Fort Collins CO with The Peace Becomes You Bandwww.mavenproductions.com
  • October 18- with Holly Near at 8:00 pm Boulder CO    Unity Church of Boulder 2855 Folsom St., Boulder, CO with The Peace Becomes You Band www.rmpjc.org
  • October 19 -with Holly Near at 8:00 pm Denver CO    Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill Music 71 East Yale Av, Denver CO with The Peace Becomes You Band swallowhillmusic.org303-777-1003
  • October 12 - Broadway in Berkeley a benefit for Bread and Roses featuring the great Rita Moreno one of the very few people to win an Oscar, a Tony, a Grammy and an Emmy, with musical director Russ Kassof on piano and Andrew Higgins on bass
  • October 11- The Sound Room in Oakland with Jazz singer Ellen Robinson featuring Murray Lowe on piano, John Shifflet on bass and Kristen Strom on Sax
  • September 28 -with Holly Near and Emma's Revolution at 7:30 pm Northampton MA Unitarian Society 220 Main Street, Northampton MA  www.uunorthampton.org 413.584.8821
  • September 29-with Holly Near and Emma's Revolution at 3:00 pm Newburyport MA    Firehouse Ctr. for the Performing & Visual Arts Market Square, Newburyport MA    www.firehouse.org 978.462.7336
  • October 4-with Holly Near and Emma's Revolution at 7:30 pm West Newton MA    First Unitarian Society in Newton1326 Washington Street, West Newton MA 
  • October 5-with Holly Near and Emma's Revolution at 7:30 pm Hartford CT    Unitarian Meetinghouse, Unitarian Society of Hartford 50 Bloomfield Ave, Hartford CT    www.ushartford.com 860.233.9897
  • Sept.22nd- Rocking out with Charity and the JAMband Family Concertat The Park Chalet Garden Restaurant in SF
  • Sept. 21st- at   Piedmont Piano with creative jazz singer Adam Blankman featuring Walter Bankovitch on piano and Peter Barshay on bass
  • Sept.18th - at The Panama Hotel in San Rafael with amazing guitarist/bassist/producer John Hoy. John is one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area. We'll be joined by the incredibly musical Ross Gualco on keyboards for some tasty music for your dining pleasure
  • Sept. 14th-  Rocking out with Charity and the JAMband Family Concert at The Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in John McLaren Park at 40 John F. Shelley Drive, San Francisco, California 94134
  • Sept. 8th-at The Villages in San Jose a tribute to the Rat Pack featuring musical director Richard Hall on piano
  • Sept. 7th- at Angelica's in Redwood City a tribute to the Rat Pack featuring musical director Richard Hall on piano
  • Sept. 6th- at Zio Faedo's in Pleasant Hill a tribute to the Rat Pack featuring musical director Richard Hall on piano
  • August 17- with the great Rita Moreno one of the very few people to win an Oscar, a Tony, a Grammy and an Emmy, at The Napa Valley Opera House with musical director Russ Kassof on piano and Andrew Higgins on bass
  • Aug 10th-The San Jose Jazz Summerfest  with world class jazz and blues singer Nate Pruitt and Primary Colors featuring Rick Vandivier on guitar and Dan Robbins on bass at the Silicon Valley Stage at the Fairmont
  • Aug 9th-at Angelica's with the Mike Galisatus Big Band featuring Duane Lawrence on vocals, Jim Kerwin on bass, Joe Rodriguez on lead trumpet, Tim Devine on lead alto, and many others.
  • July 31st-at Yoshi's Lounge SF with powerhouse singer Sheria Johnson 
  • July 13th- with the Rick Vandivier Trio in the Madera Lounge at Rosewood . Rick is a very versatile guitarist with the unique ability to incorporate many different styles into a Jazz trio setting, Dan Robbins is on bass
  • June 23rd- with the Klobas /Kesecker Ensemble featuring Terrence Brewer on guitar at Chez Hanny. We'll be previewing material from the soon to be released cd Moment's Notice featuring original compositions by Pat and Tommy as well as some very unique treatments of some jazz standards.Creative stuff !
  • June 21st-at The Cliff House in SF with the Fred Randolph trio featuring Larry Dunlap on piano
  • June 18th- at The Seahorse in Sausalito with jazz singer Dima  and some seriously great players. Noel Jewkes on woodwinds, Spencer Allen on piano and John Wiitala on bass. Come out and celebrate Noel's birthday!
  • May 29th-June 2nd - Ann Hampton Callaway and her sister Liz Callaway performing their show Boom at the new Feinstein's in SF
  • May 25th-at The Sound Room in Oakland with my good friend and great singer Maye Cavallero with Jeff Neighbor on bass, John Hoy on guitar, and Ross Gualco on piano. This should be a very enjoyable evening!
  • May 11th-  filling in for my friend Donn Spindt for British Invasion Night at Slim's with the Yardbirds tribute band The Rave Ups
  • May 11th- at  Piedmont Piano in Oakland with Jazz singer Ellen Robinson featuring Murray Lowe on piano, Sam Bevan on bass and Dave Ellis on Sax
  • May 8th - a short set with the Holly Near Band before the brilliant speaker, Noam Chomsky at the Paramount Theater in Oakland.Holly's band on this date will include Jan Martinelli, Julie Wolf and Gina Breedlove
  • May 4th- Rockin' the Kensington Circus Pub celebrating Al Chan's (The Rubinoos) birthday. Featuring Tommy Dunbar on guitar and vocals (also from The Rubinoos), and Tom Donald on bass.
  • April 28th- American Conservatory Theater's 2013 Season Gala should be a very entertaining and star studded event featuring singer Rozzi Crane
  • April 24th- Bass and Drums clinic at Santa Rosa Jr. with compose,/arranger,saxophonist extraordinaire, and head of the jazz department Bennett Friedman
  • April 5th-21st
  •   East Coast/Midwest Tour dates with the legendary Holly Near celebrating her new double cd Peace Becomes You. Holly is a very creative singer/songwriter/activist with a lot of integrity. A real breath of fresh air

  • Apr .5 Jonathan’s Restaurant 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquite ME
    www.jonathansrestaurant.com 207-646-4777
  • Apr. 7 at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm Cambridge MA Club Passim  47 Palmer, Cambridge MA www.passim.org 617-492-7679
  • Apr. 9-10 at 7:30 pm New York NY Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette, New York NY www.joespub.com
  • Apr. 11 at 8:00 pm Vienna VA    The Barns at WolfTrap 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna VA www.wolftrap.org
  • Apr. 13 at 8:00 pm Chatham NJ    Sanctuary Concerts 240 Southern Blvd, Chatham NJ  www.sanctuaryconcerts.org
  • Apr. 17 at 8:00 pm Ann Arbor MI    The Ark 316 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor MI www.theark.org 734-761-1451
  • Apr. 19 at 8:00 pm Chicago IL  City Winery - Chicago 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago IL www.citywinery.com 312-733-WINE
    Apr. 20 at 8:00 pm
  • Madison WI    Barrymore Theatre 2090 Atwood Ave., Madison WI
    www.barrymorelive.com 608-241-8833
  • Apr. 21 at 7:30 pm Minneapolis MN    Cedar Cultural Center
    416 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis MN www.thecedar.org
    612-338-2674
  • March 23rd- with the Rick Vandivier Trio in the Madera Lounge at Rosewood . Rick is a very versatile guitarist with the unique ability to incorporate many different styles into a Jazz trio setting.
  • March 15th- with The Bennett Friedman Quartet at Santa Rosa Junior College featuring  Larry Dunlap on piano
  • March 2nd-with the Rick Vandivier Trio in the Madera Lounge at Rosewood . Rick is a very versatile guitarist with the unique ability to incorporate many different styles into a Jazz trio setting.
  • Feb.22nd-- with the  Rick Vandivier trio at The Hedley Club at Hotel DeAnza 233 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose 408.286.1000 Rick is a very versatile guitarist with the unique ability to incorporate many different styles into a Jazz trio setting. www.hoteldeanza.com/hedley_club.asp
  • Feb. 17th -at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts , The Santa Rosa Symphony Pops Series   presents Wicked Divas. Join the star vocalists from the long-running hit musical "Wicked" for an afternoon of Broadway's smash hits. Nicole Frances Parker, who played Elphaba, and Alli Mauzey, who played Glenda, perform songs from "Wicked," "Carmen," "Chicago," "Phantom of the Opera," "My Fair Lady," "Spamalot" and more.
  • Feb.16th 2013 at The Sound Room in Oakland with Jazz singer Ellen Robinson featuring Murray Lowe on piano, Sam Bevan on bass and Dave Ellis on Sax
  • Feb.15th - at Zio Faedo's in Pleasant Hill a tribute to the Rat Pack featuring musical director Richard Hall on piano
  • Feb. 7th -9th 2013
  •  West Coast Tour dates with the legendary Holly Near celebrating her new double cd Peace Becomes You. Holly is a very creative singer/songwriter/activist with a lot of integrity. A real breath of fresh air
  • Feb. 7 at 8:00 pm Santa Barbara CA    Soho Restaurant & Music Club 1221 State St., Santa Barbara CA www.sohosb.com805-962-7776
  • Feb. 8 Unitarian Universalist Church of Pasadena 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena CA www.gaiaconcerts.com
  • Feb. 9 at 8:00 pm San Diego CA   First Unitarian Church of San Diego 4190 Front Street, San Diego CA www.firstuusandiego.org
  • Feb. 2nd -Filling in for my friend Donn Spindt with the Yardbirds tribute band The Rave Ups at The Freight and Salvage for British Invasion Night
  • Feb. 1st- Pagoda Lounge in Fairmont Hotel
    San Jose with the  Rick Vandivier trio Featuring the music of Wayne Shorter This is a First Friday concert, sponsored by SJ Jazz.

  • Jan. 30th 2013 at The Panama Hotel in San Rafael with amazing guitarist/bassist/producer John Hoy. John is one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area. We'll be joined by the incredibly musical Ross Gualco on keyboards for some tasty music for your dining pleasure
  • Jan. 29th- Kelly Park presents Pamela Joy & Paul Di Leo in "Sultry Meets Soul" at Live at the Rrazz. 8:00p San Francisco, CA
    The ever-popular "Kelly Park Presents" concert series returns to San Francisco in a sparkling new nightclub. Park is the new room's Musical Director and his first namesake presentation features jazz singer Pamela Joy, known for her warm sound and understated delivery; and jazz/R&B crooner Paul Di Leo, who brings a sweet, soulfulness to everything he does.
    Enter the grand tiled lobby of the historic Cadillac Building and take the intricately carved, double staircase straight to the elegant club.With John Wiitala on bass
  • Jan. 25th with Primary Colors featuring Nate Pruitt and  Rick Vandivier at The Hedley Club at Hotel DeAnza 233 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose 408.286.1000  www.hoteldeanza.com/hedley_club.asp
  • Jan. 12th 2013 -with the Rick Vandivier Trio in the Madera Lounge at Rosewood . Rick is a very versatile guitarist with the unique ability to incorporate many different styles into a Jazz trio setting.
  • Jan. 5th 2013 with the Saint Michael Trio at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts . Chamber music with a twist with Pat Klobas on bass
  • Dec. 23rd- KCSM radio broadcast of the Debbie Poryes trio at Piedmont Piano  with Noah Schenker 0n Bass
  • Nov. 28th-Dec. 8th 2012-
    West Coast Tour dates with the legendary Holly Near celebrating her new double cd Peace Becomes You. Holly is a very creative singer/songwriter/activist with a lot of integrity. A real breath of fresh air!
  • Nov. 28 at 8:00 pm Santa Barbara Ca Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West Santa Barbara, CA    TBA
  • Nov. 29 at 8:00 pm Thousand Oaks CA
    Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
    3327 Old Conejo Road, Thousand Oaks CA www.cvuuf.org
    805-374-9818
  • Nov. 30 at 8:00 pm Clovis CA Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno 2672 E. Alluvial Avenue, Clovis CA
  • Dec. 1 at 8:00 pm Santa Cruz CA Kuumbwa Jazz Center
    320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz CA www.kuumbwajazz.org
    831-429-7663
  • Dec. 2 at 8:00 pm Berkeley CA Freight & Salvage
    2020 Addison, Berkeley CA www.freightandsalvage.org
    510-644-2020 
  • Dec. 8 at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm Ukiah CA    SPACE Theater
    508 W. Perkins, Ukiah CA www.spaceperformingarts.org
    707-462-9370
  • Nov. 27th- Xmas tree lighting ceremony at the BofA building in SF with the Dick Bright Orchestra and special guest singers.
  • Nov 10th - at Pacifica Performances with Nashville guitar wiz Sean Weaver featuring the great Jim Nichols also on guitar Jim is a guitar wizard who can play just about anything. He specializes in Jazz and is one of the world's foremost disciples of Chet Atkins' finger style guitar.  Jim's incredibly talented brother John will be on bass. Should be a ton of fun
  • Oct. 28th with the Debbie Poryes trio at Piedmont Piano . I've had the privilege of playing on two wonderful critically acclaimed cd's with Debbie. We may play some selections from those discs or we may not :-) It should be great fun either way with Noah Schenker on bass
  • Oct 11th-25th 2012-
    West Coast Tour dates with the legendary Holly Near celebrating her new double cd Peace Becomes You. Holly is a very creative singer/songwriter/activist with a lot of integrity. A real breath of fresh air!
  •  Oct. 11 at 8:00 pm Chico CA Chico Women's Club 592 E. 3rd St @ Pine, Chico, CAwww.chicotickets.com 530-345-8136
  • Oct. 12 at 7:30 pmSacramento CA  Center For Spiritual Awareness, West Sacramento1275 Starboard Ave, W. Sacramento, CA www.csaeventcenter.com 916-374-9177 passionintoaction.tv www.seejanedo.com
  • Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm Grass Valley CA    The Center for the Arts
    314 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA thecenterforthearts.org
  • Oct. 14 at 7:30 pm Santa Rosa CA    Glaser Center, UUC Santa Rosa547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA www.brownpapertickets.com 707-568-5381
  • Oct. 16 at 7:30 pm Ashland OR    Havurah Shir Hadash 185 N. Mountain Ave, Ashland OR www.stclairevents.com 541-535-3562
  • Oct. 17 at 8:00 pm Portland OR The Alberta Rose Theatre
    3000 NE Alberta St., Portland OR albertarosetheatre.com
    503-764-4131
  • Oct. 18 at 8:00 pm Cannon Beach OR    Coaster Theater
    108 North Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach OR www.coastradio.org
    503-325-0010
  • Oct. 20 at 8:00 pm Vancouver BC Norman Rothstein Theatre in the Jewish Community Centre 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver BC
    www.soundsandfuries.com/concerts
  • Oct. 22 at 8:00 pm Victoria BC    Hermann's Jazz Club
    753 View St., Victoria BC www.hermannsjazz.com 250-388-9166
  • Oct. 24 at 8:00 pm Seattle WA    Triple Door 216 Union Street, Seattle WA www.thetripledoor.net 206-838-4333 
  • Oct. 25 at 8:00 pm Eugene OR    Unity of the Valley 3912 Dillard Rd., Eugene OR    www.brownpapertickets.com503-680-6576
  • Oct 5th- with critically acclaimed jazz and blues singer Pamela Rose and her organ trio featuring Wayne De la Cruz on B3 and Jeff Massanari on guitar at San Pedro Square Outdoor Market in San Jose. Should be tons of fun!
  • Sept 14th - at the Jazzschool in Berkeley with Jazz vocalist Sandra Marlowe featuring Larry Dunlap on piano and Dan Feiszli on bass
  • Sept 11th, 12th & 13th - Filling in on the Jersey Boys 2nd National Tour in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania



  • Sept. 2nd - Filling in on the Jersey Boys 2nd National Tour two shows on Sunday  inProvidence Rhode Island
  • Aug. 18th &19th - Filling in on the Jersey Boys 2nd National Tour  Saturday evening and two shows on Sunday in Providence Rhode Island




  • Aug 17th- Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in Lyons Colorado with the legendary Holly Near
  • Aug 12th- The San Jose Jazz Festival with world class jazz and blues singer Nate Pruitt and Primary Colors featuring Rick Vandivier on guitar and Dan Robbins on bass
  • Aug.11th-with singer Sony Holland  interpreting an eclectic variety of tunes in her own inimitable style at Second Saturday Salon , 2147 Broadway, Oakland with Seward McCain on bass and Benny Watson on piano
  • Aug 10th- with singer Sony Holland  interpreting an eclectic variety of tunes in her own inimitable style at Rossmoor Retirement Center , Walnut Creek, Fireside Room, 1001 with Seward McCain on bass and Benny Watson on piano
  • Aug 4th - Hanna Nicole Winery Jazz Festival with Marc Levine (the bassist) and TLC featuring Dave Scott , Tom Suczek , and Chris Cole
  • July 20th- at The
  • July 20th- at The California State Fair in Sacramento with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. winner of America's Got Talent in 2011
  • June 2nd- Live broadcast, podcast? some kind of cast on KPFA with baritone extraordinaire Buford Powers with Marcus Shelby on bass and Jason Martineau on piano
  • May 30th- at The Panama Hotel in San Rafael with amazing guitarist/bassist/producer John Hoy. John is one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area. We'll be joined by the incredibly musical Ross Gualco on keyboards for some tasty music for your dining pleasure
  • May 12th-with Jim and Morning Nichols at the Mildred Owen Concert Hall in Pacifica. Jim is a guitar wizard who can play just about anything. He specializes in Jazz and is one of the world's foremost disciples of Chet Atkins' finger style guitar. His wife Morning is a very  musical and soulful singer. Jim's incredibly talented brother John will be on bass. Between them, I think that they know every song! We will also be joined by some other special guests. Should be a ton of fun.
  • April 28th- Stars on Staff Celebrity Luncheon presented by Music In Schools Today featuring Grammy award winning singer/songwriter/producer David Pack , Jazz Diva Kitty Margolis , Dick  Bright, Larry Batiste and a host of others.This event will feature celebrity waiters such as Willie Brown, Leah Garchick, Joe Fonzi and others
  • April 15th- American Conservatory Theater's 2012 Season Gala featuring special Guest artist Darren Criss from the hit TV series Glee , with special performances by Bill Irwin , Patrick Lane and Betsy Wolfe .
  • March 24th-with singer songwriter Thomas Jay  at Avonova featuring Benny Watson on piano and Carla Kaufman on bass
  • March 12th -24th - Recording a new cd or two! with the legendary Holly Near @ Mesa Recording Sebastopol.
  • March 11th- with Holly Near Open Rehearsal with audience Sunday @ 3:00 pm Avonova 417 Avon Street Oakland, CA
  • March 10th- with Holly Near Open Rehearsal with audience Saturday @ 7:30 pm Shelton's House Concert 625 Sexton Road
    Sebastopol, CA
  • March 9th- with Holly Near ,Open Rehearsal with audience Friday  @ 7:00 pmUU Church of San Mateo300 East Santa Inez Ave.San Mateo, CA
  • Feb.18th - at The Seahorse in Sausalito with pianist Gini Wilson and bassist Pat Klobas
  • Jan. 28th- A Saturday Morning Kids Show at La Pena with The Rubinoos Jr. The Rubinoos are Jon Rubin, Tommy Dunbar, Al Chan, and Suzy Davis. Individually, these folks are amazing performers. Together, they're even greater than the sum of all of their parts (kind of like the Beatles, only funnier). This show is for children of all ages
  • Jan. 14th- at the Caspar Inn in Mendocino County with Cathy Richardson and The Macrodots
  • Jan.13th- Cathy Richardson and The Macrodots at Slim's SF. Cathy is the current lead vocalist with the Jefferson Starship . I've had the pleasure of working with Cathy in  The Cathy Richardson Band as well as the show "Love Janis" where she tore it up as Janis Joplin.(see reviews). The Sf. Chronicle has called her astonishing. I think that's pretty accurate. Her new music is hard rocking with a psychedelic edge.The Band features Zack Smith, Jude Gold, and Fran Kondorf. She's nothing short of amazing!
  • Jan 12-at Jambalaya in Arcata with Cathy Richardson and The Macrodots (see above)
  • Jan.7th- with the Saint Michael Trio at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Celebrating a new cd of material by Claude Bolling with Pat Klobas on Bass
  • NEW YEARS EVE. 2012- with world class jazz singer Nate Pruitt at Madera i n Menlo Park featuring Rick Vandivier on guitar and Dan Robbins on bass.
  • Dec 3rd- with Jim and Morning Nichols at the Mildred Owen Concert Hall in Pacifica. Jim is a guitar wizard who can play just about anything. He specializes in Jazz and is one of the world's foremost disciples of Chet Atkins' finger style guitar. His wife Morning is a very soulful singer. On this gig we are joined by Bass innovator, Michael Manring . I have no idea what we'll be playing, but I'm sure that it will be a lot of fun.
  • Dec 3rd- A Saturday Morning Kids Show at The Discovery Museum in Sausilito with The Rubinoos Jr. The Rubinoos are Jon Rubin, Tommy Dunbar, Al Chan, and Suzy Davis. Individually, these folks are amazing performers. Together, they're even greater than the sum of all of their parts (kind of like the Beatles, only funnier). This show is for children of all ages!
  • Nov.29th- Xmas tree lighting ceremony at the BofA building in SF with the Dick Bright Orchestra and special guest singers.
  • Nov.24th- Tired of the same old Thanksgiving routine? Come spend Thanksgiving in beautiful downtown Reno and listen to the Contemporary Chinese Pop sounds of Chinese Divas; Frances Yip, Maria Cordero and Elisa Chan at the Reno Events Center . The Divas are backed by a stellar rhythm section including Frank Martin, Dewayne Pate , Cedrick Dennis, Carlton Liu, and Anthony Lun. If you like, you can stick around and see Sting in the same venue on Nov. 26th
  • Nov.20th -Herbst Theater Sf with Wayne Wallace and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra performing a new concerto for Trombone by Wayne.The Orchestra will also be performing pieces by Haydn and Dvorak, but you won't see either of those guys showing up to play trombone:)
  • Nov. 19th - St. Marks Episcopal Church Palo Alto same program as above
  • Nov. 18th- First Congregational Church in Berkeley same program as above
  • Nov.6th- Yoshi's Oakland with The Sonny Simmons Quartet featuring Fred Harris on piano. Sonny played alto in Elvin Jones' classic group in the '60's. Sonny has also recorded under his own name with Trane's classic rhythm section.
  • Sept.2nd-Nov 12th- Rita Moreno - Life Without Makeup at Berkeley Repertory Theater. This is a show actually starring Rita Moreno, not an actress playing Rita Moreno. In Rita's amazing career she has won an Oscar, a Tony, a Grammy and Two Emmy's.
  • Aug 28th- A concert with singer / actor / playwrite extraordinare Alan Taylor.Featuring Fred Harris and Carla Kaufman at Avonova in North Oakland
  • July 17th - Afternoon concert at Avonova with Window of Opportunity featuring Benny Watson, Dave Tidball, Rich Girard and John Hoy
  • July 15th- Private gig with Jazz singing legend and Downbeat Poll Winner Mark Murphy with Larry Dunlap and Seward McCain.
  • June 7th- The Pat Klobas Quartet at The International Society of Bassists Convention at S.F. State University "Summer of Bass Love" featuring Gene Burkert and Terrence Brewer
  • Starting May 18th- Tales of the City at A.C.T. in SF. Great cast and great band featuring Dewayne Pate, Alex Murzyn, Dave MacNab, Marvin Mcfadden, Cian McCarthy, and Delores Duran-Cefalu
  • May 21st -A Saturday Morning Kids Show at The Freight and Salvage in Berkeley with The Rubinoos jr. The Rubinoos are Jon Rubin, Tommy Dunbar, Al Chan, and Suzy Davis. Individually, these folks are amazing performers. Together, they're even greater than the sum of all of their parts (kind of like the Beatles, only funnier). This show is for children of all ages
  • Nov.30th- Xmas tree lighting ceremony at the BofA building in SF with the Dick Bright Orchestra and special guest singers.
  • Nov.13th- A Saturday Morning Kids Show at The Discovery Museum in Sausilito with The Rubinoos The Rubinoos are Jon Rubin, Tommy Dunbar, Al Chan, and Suzy Davis. Individually, these folks are amazing performers. Together, they're even greater than the sum of all of their parts (kind of like the Beatles, only funnier). This show is for children of all ages!
  • Nov.10th-March 6th 2011Teatro ZinZanni License 2 Kiss featuring Kevin Kent, Tobias Larson, and Kristin Clayton
  • Oct 23 - at The Great American Music Hall , I'll be playing a few tunes for The Rubinoos 40th Anniversary Celebration. Original drummer Donn Spindt will be playing most of the night. There will  be a lot of special guests. It should be loads of fun!
  •  Oct 10th- at The Jazzschool in Berkeley with critically acclaimed pianist Debbie Poryes .  Celebrating the release of her new cd Catch your Breath. This is a follow up to her critically acclaimed trio cd A Song In Jazz on Jazzschool Records .(There are a few reviews on this website and lots of reviews on Debbie' s site). The new cd again features myself and bass legend Bill Douglass playing in a trio setting as well as some quartet tunes featuring New York Sax player, Bruce Williamson . The new disc features mixture of Debbie's original tunes as well as her unique arrangements of standards, recorded beautifully by Bruce Mishkit . The cd has been out since March of 2010 on Origin Records, and has received quite a few sparkling reviews. Origin was voted Jazz label of the year for 2009 at the Jazz Week awards.This is certainly one of the best Jazz recordings that I've ever been a part of. I really feel that this recording is a gem. I think that even people who don't normally listen to jazz will be able to appreciate the soundscapes that she's created. . Debbie is a true uncompromising artist. I feel very fortunate to be a part of her group. This gig will also feature the great trumpet player Erik Jekabson.
  • Sept 25th- Private gig with the Dick Bright Orchestra
  • Sept 18th- with the Bob Athayde septet at The Lafayette Art and Wine Festival featuring Mike Olmos, Zak Johnson, Dewayne Pate and Rich Fongheiser
  • Sept 5th -with Ray Manzarek of the Doors and The Napa Valley Symphony at The Napa River Festival . Yes folks, we'll be playing some Doors tunes including a fireworks display during Light My Fire. So come on out with the kiddies and hear some songs by The Lizard King :)
  • August 19th-Oct. 31st - New show at SF's  Teatro ZinZanni Please check this space for dates that I'll be elsewhere
  • Aug 1st -6th - teaching with an all star faculty at The Lafayette Summer Music Workshop.
  • July 24thThe Golden Gate Bass Camp  featuring Kristen Korb, Pat Klobas , and Terrence Brewer
  • June 19th- SF Hilton, a fundraiser for Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream foundation featuring the Dick Bright Orchestra and performers from Dancing With The Stars
  • May 20th -Aug 15th -A new Teatro ZinZanni show called Love Chaos and Couture featuring Liliane Montevecchi. Please check this space for dates when I will be elsewhere (including July 6th -11th).
  • April 23rd- Tenth Anniversary celebration for Teatro ZinZanni featuring Joan BaezThelma Houston and El Vez
  • April 17th- cd and book release concert with inspirational songstress Karen Drucker at Unity church in Novato featuring producer John Hoy on bass and guitar
  • March 10th- at The Freight and Salvage in Berkeley with singer Lissy Walker featuring John R. Burr , Jon Evans , Dave Ellis, and Eric Jekabson
  • Feb 21st -The Center for The Arts in Grass Valley with the Debbie Poryes Quartet celebrating the release of her new cd on Origin Records
  • Feb 4th -April 30th - Teatro ZinZanni's Hearts on Fire featuring Soul Diva Thelma Houston and El Vez the Mexican Elvis (check this page for dates when I'll be elsewhere)
  • R E C O R D I N G - P r o j e c t s
    • Peace Becomes You a new double cd with Holly Near. This recording is comprised of originals, collaborations, and select covers, featuring many special guests.Holly is a very creative singer/songwriter/activist with a lot of integrity. A real breath of fresh air!
    • Two new recording projects with the Klobas /Kesecker Ensemble featuring Terrence Brewer on guitar.
    • A new cd by the late great Joe Beck. Should be out after the first of the year (2012) on Whaling City Sound.  It was recorded live at Anna's Jazz Island and features Joe telling a few stories too. Peter Barshay plays bass on this disc and sounds phenomenal. Joe was Miles Davis first guitarist, playing with his classic quintet on Circle in the Round. He also played with Gil Evans for many years and just about every other jazz great over the past five decades.He was also a great arranger arranging for Sinatra, Esther Phillips, Gloria Gaynor and many others. He was a studio guitarist and arranger for the famed CTI label .Sadly, Joe died of lung cancer in July of 2008. He left behind his wife Marsi and two teenage twin boys. Any income generated from this disc will go to them.
    • A new cd by the Saint Michael Trio featuring pieces by Claude Bolling rearanged for piano, violin, cello, bass and drums. This trio has an amazing ensemble connection.They're also joined by Pat Klobas on Bass.
    • A new cd with inspirational songstress Karen Drucker , produced by guitarist/bassist extrordinaire John Hoy, featuring John R. Burr on keyboards recorded at Fantasy Studios
    • A new cd with the Klobas/Kesecker Ensemble featuring guitarist Terrence Brewer recorded at Fantasy Studios
    • A new cd of originzal jazz tunes by classical flautist Laurel Zucker recorded at Skywalker Studios Jim Martinez on Piano and Paul Klempau on bass
    • A fantastic new record by jazz pianist Debbie Poryes. This is a follow up to her critically acclaimed trio cd A Song In Jazz on Jazzschool Records .(There are a few reviews on this website and lots of reviews on Debbie' s site). The new cd again features myself and bass legend Bill Douglass playing in a trio setting as well as some quartet tunes featuring New York Sax player, Bruce Williamson . The disc features mixture of Debbie's original tunes as well as her unique arrangements of standards, recorded beautifully by Bruce Mishkit. The cd is due out in March of 2010 on Origin Records . Origin was voted Jazz label of the year for 2009 at the Jazz Week awards.This is certainly one of the best Jazz recordings that I've ever been a part of. I really feel that this recording is a gem. I think that even people who don't normally listen to jazz will be able to appreciate the soundscapes that she's created. . Debbie is a true uncompromising artist. I feel very fortunate to be a part of her group. We're hoping that it comes out by the end of the year.
    • The Rubinoos Five tunes for the new kids cd byThe Rubinoos are Jon Rubin, Tommy Dunbar, Al Chan, and Suzy Davis. Individually, these folks are amazing performers. Together, they're even greater than the sum of all of their parts (kind of like the Beatles, only funnier).
    • A couple of tunes on the upcoming Pamela Rose cd .Pamela is a soulful veteran San Francisco singer who lives in that musical world on the border of R&B and Jazz. It's a fun place! The disc, recorded at Skywalker studio, is being produced by Leslie Ann Jones , with arrangements by Matt Catingcub . The tunes I play on include Matt on piano and saxophones, Mike Olmos on Trumpet, Doug Beavers on Trombone, , Danny Caron on guitar, Ruth Davies on acoustic bass, Dewayne Pate on Electric bass, and Wayne De La Cruz on Hammond B3 organ. The other tracks feature many other great players. This is a good one!
    • Four tunes for a new cd by multi instrumentalist, and smooth baritone singer Tony Marcus
    • Six new tunes for TV and Film composer Joel Evans featuring Larry Dunlap on piano and Dan Fieszl i on bass
    • A couple of tunes on new cd with Mike Dewall produced by Oakland producer Pete Elman
    • Two new cd's with amazing singer/actress/writer Carla Zilbersmith. The music features John R. Burr and Jon Evans among others. One is a jazz cd and one is her original music. These recordings are in addition to the cd Extraordinary Renditions, that we recorded in in '07 and '08. Carla was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) while we were in the midst of working on that project. We started the next group of songs with the knowledge that she had this terminal disease and that time was running out for her and for us as a musical unit. I don't think that I can adequately express how important doing her projects have been to me. She is a great artist and still writes a blog that is often poignant, intelligent and hysterically funny. She continues to be an inspiration to countless people. Please check out her music and her blog.
    • New cd with inspirational songstress Karen Drucker.
    • Jazz trio CD with pianist extraordinaire Debbie Poryes featuring bass legend Bill Douglass.
    • recording project with the Klobas/ Kesecker ensemble featuring special guest Zakir Hussain
    • cd with Bay Area Bass Master Seward Mcain and his soulful singing wife Wendy
    • cd with Jazz Singer Extraordinaire Maye Cavallero
    • Calvin Keys new cd: Hand Made Portrait
    • The new cd for Jazz singer Sony Holland
    • New cd with Broadway show singer Clark Sterling
    • New concert DVD with the Calvin Keys Trio
    • New Concert DVD with Jazz singing legend Mark Murphy as well as a new documentary DVD with Mark