The new album is finished now and will be released Spring 2018. Really looking forward to sharing this one with you. In the meantime, look out for some Vancouver shows this Fall (I’ll post those gigs very soon) and stay tuned for Spring tour dates back East. Also aiming to get over to Scandinavia in the Summer – lots of planning in the works. Big thanks to Jayme Lang for all the new photos on the website. (jaymeannephotography.com)
I’ve been at Afterlife Studio this winter working on a new album (of all new material) with producer Jesse Zubot and engineer John Raham. This album will feature some beautiful contributions by Lee Hutzulak (electronics), Peggy Lee (cello), Darren Parris (bass), and of course Ben Brown (drums) and Jesse Zubot himself (violin). Pretty excited about this one… I’m now pining for Afterlife’s 1904 Steinway on a daily basis, but there are worse afflictions in life.
I haven’t played these new tunes live yet, and I’m looking forward to doing so at a couple of gigs this Spring. April 18th I’ll be playing solo at The Gold Saucer as part of a ‘piano night’ for the Sawdust Collector series. Doors at 8:30, Show 9pm, $5-10. (Gold Saucer Studio is located inside Dominion Building at Cambie & Hastings. 211-207 W. Hastings.)
May 20th I’ll be playing duo with Ben Brown at Merge (corner of Powell & Clark) and sharing the night with Myles Kump & his band. Doors at 9:30, Show 10pm. $10 cover.
Feel free to drop me a line if you want more details… Hope to see you around.
Very excited to announce that I’ll be opening for the fiendishly-brilliant jazz-pianist phenomenon, Hiromi, in the Vancouver International Jazz Festival on June 24th. I’ll be playing some brand new duo material with Ben Brown and rounding out the set with James Meger on bass, David Sikula on guitar and Peggy Lee on cello. More info and tickets here. Hope to see you at The Vogue!
Ben Brown and I will be previewing some new material on May 28th at Merge. Doors at 9:30, show at 10pm, $10 cover. We’ll be joined in the second set by James Meger, bass and David Sikula, guitar. Hope to see you there!
Looking forward to playing a double-bill this Saturday at The Gallery in Artisan Square on Bowen Island with fellow Islander, Mary Kastle and her band. Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm, tickets $20 at the door or here on brown paper tickets.
I’ll be playing with Ben Brown (drums), James Meger (bass) and David Sikula (guitar); Mary Kastle (voice/piano) will be joined by Cam Stephens (drums), Alex Kelly (bass) and Teun Schut (guitar). Hope to see you there!
Doors at 9:30pm, show at 10pm. $10 cover.
Merge is at NE corner of Clark & Powell. Ring the buzzer.
In case you missed our show at the Pyatt in September, this is a repeat, minus Peggy Lee (sadly) but still (happily) with Dave Sikula and James Meger! Ben and I will play a duo set, and then we’ll play the new album with the quartet. Hope to see you there!
At long last, Ben Brown and I are very excited to announce the launch of our new album, “Companion.”
With special guests: David Sikula (guitar), Peggy Lee (cello) and James Meger (bass)
I’ve been on a musical hiatus since I had Olin nearly 20 months ago, but I am finally finding time at the piano again. It feels so good to dust off the keys and my voice, and to play this music again with my long-time duo partner, drummer/composer Ben Brown.
The follow-up to our first duo recording, “Freighters” (2007), “Companion” features guest performances by David Sikula (guitar), Peggy Lee (cello) and Russell Sholberg (bass/saw), with production by David Sikula and engineering by Jesse Gander. We can’t wait to share it with you!