Beatbox – Roni Size Cover (Video)

I was persuaded by my friend and fellow drummer Tim De Ramos to make a drum and bass video. I’ve always liked beatbox by Roni Size–it’s a short and sweet beatbox that was released in the late 90s and reminds me of my days in New York City. I Wanted to add a live drum track to it to see how the acoustic drums would mix with the recorded beatbox.

Here is the raw version we did just using the Gopro camera:

Outside Pedestrian Clinic Highlights (Video)

Clinic highlights from my band Outside Pedestrian at Studio 88 in Aliso Viejo, CA. We discuss music style, form, and improvisation with some demonstrations during our clinic “Pushing the Boundaries of Contemporary Music.”

Outside Pedestrian is an instrumental jazz and rock trio that performs as well as educates. For more information regarding the band, clinics and educational performances please check out:

opjazz.com

Bonnaroo 2014

I got to play at Bonnaroo this year with PJ Loughran:

And here are some pics from the event.

Outside Pedestrian CD Release

I’m excited to be playing at College of Desert’s Pollack Theatre this Friday November 7th to play with my band Outside Pedestrian as we celebrate the release of “Reclaimed.”

I’ll be playing with Outside Pedestrian Guitarist and composer, Dr. Anthony Fesmire, who is an Associate Professor of Music at College of the Desert and Los Angeles based bassist and composer, David Lockeretz. The band be also be joined on stage by saxophonist and director of the jazz ensembles at COD, Dr. Kelly Corbin, and pianist, Dan Waddell, a member of the adjunct faculty at College of the Desert.

The event is open to the public and admission is free with a $5 suggested donation.

For more info: http://www.collegeofthedesert.edu/newsroom/Pages/09302014fesmire.aspx