Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Pre-Hanukkah Blues: A Concert Celebrating Jewish Composers

Featuring wonderful music like Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, Songs of a Wayfarer by Gustav Mahler, the thrilling Grand Russian Fantasia by the great cornetist Jules Levy, and, last but not least, a medley of songs from Fiddler on the Roof, featuring members of Congregation Sha'arei Shalom! I'll have a couple originals on the program, too - although I am not Jewish, my name is Hebrew in origin...

Come and enjoy some wonderful music, share a laugh or two and celebrate the Jewishness of some of history's greatest musical minds!

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

New Ruckus Composer Night

  • Studio Z - Northwestern Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll be performing a few of my new works at this composer new music showcase, including an upbeat Brazilian choro, a semi-minimalist tune that imitates the sound of the light rail train, a tribute to Thelonious Monk for his 100th birthday, and Rusty's Dream (yes, that one's about my cat).

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Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Brazilian Solo Piano @ St Paul Art Crawl

  • Shipwrecked Studio at the Dow Building, Studio B4 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll be playing a solo set of Brazilian music on the Rusty Hook stage at Shipwrecked Studio - featuring music of Pixinguinha, Hermeto Pascoal, Léa Freire, Vitor Gonçalves, and some of my originals!
You'll hear samba, choro, and a little baião and maracatu, too.

The Dow Building is the one that says "Purrniture" on the front, and there will be music all weekend long - full schedule here.

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Apr
30
3:00 PM15:00

Brazilian Solo Piano Set @ St Paul Art Crawl

  • Shipwrecked Studio at the Dow Building, Studio B4 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll be playing a solo set of Brazilian music on the Rusty Hook stage at Shipwrecked Studio - featuring music of Pixinguinha, Mozar Terra, Léa Freire, Vitor Gonçalves, and even a choro by me!
You'll hear samba, choro, and a little baião and maracatu, too.

The Dow Building is the one that says "Purrniture" on the front, and there will be music all weekend long - full schedule here.

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Mar
4
8:00 PM20:00

Carnaval Brasileiro 2017

I'll be playing Brazilian percussion with Batucada do Norte to celebrate this year's Carnaval - always a blast! Featuring Dandara Odara, Beira Mar Brasil, Omulu Capoeira, and dance instruction from Edilson Lima and Vanessa Luiz. More info here.

All Ages

$20 Advance / $30 Day of show

 

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Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

Samba Social Club with Samba Meu

I'll be joining Karen Quiroz's band Samba Meu (12-piece band this time!), playing accordion on a few Brazilian forró tunes, and percussion on the rest. Also featuring special guests Laura Harada on rabeca (fiddle), and MC Kunz and Jeanie Ockuly on vocals. This is the last in a series of shows made possible by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

There will even be dance instruction in case you need to pick up some new moves!

$5 cover, guaranteed tons of fun.

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Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Samba Social Club with Samba Meu

I'm back, with more accordion!

I'll be joining Karen Quiroz's band Samba Meu (12-piece band this time!), playing accordion on a few Brazilian forró tunes, and percussion on the rest. Also featuring special guests Laura Harada on rabeca (fiddle), and MC Kunz and Jeanie Ockuly on vocals.

There will even be dance instruction in case you need to pick up some new moves!

$5 cover, guaranteed tons of fun.

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Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Brazilian Solo Piano Set at Do the Dow art event

  • Shipwrecked Studio / Dow Building B-4 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll be playing a solo set of Brazilian music on the Rusty Hook stage at Erik Pearson's Shipwrecked Studio - featuring music of Pixinguinha, Mozar Terra, Léa Freire, Vitor Gonçalves, and even a choro by me!
You'll hear samba, choro, and a little baião and maracatu, too.

The Dow Building is the one that says "Purrniture" on the front, and there will be music on Friday 11/11 and Saturday 11/12 - full schedule TBD.

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Oct
16
2:00 PM14:00

Brazilian Solo Piano Set at the St. Paul Art Crawl

  • Shipwrecked Studio at the Dow Building, Studio B4 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll be playing a solo set of Brazilian music on the Rusty Hook stage at Shipwrecked Studio - featuring music of Pixinguinha, Mozar Terra, Léa Freire, Vitor Gonçalves, and even a choro by me!
You'll hear samba, choro, and a little baião and maracatu, too.

The Dow Building is the one that says "Purrniture" on the front, and there will be music all weekend long - full schedule here.

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Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Samba Meu: Samba, Coco, Forró Night

This is an exciting night: my accordion debut!

I'll be joining Karen Quiroz's band Samba Meu, playing accordion on a few Brazilian forró tunes, and percussion on the rest. Also featuring special guest Laura Harada on rabeca (fiddle), and MC Kunz and Jeanie Ockuly on vocals.

There will even be dance instruction in case you need to pick up some new moves!

$5 cover, guaranteed tons of fun.

More info here.

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Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Batucada do Norte at International Festival of Burnsville

Join us at the International Festival of Burnsville this Saturday at 6pm - we'll be playing a short set with many styles, including samba, maracatu, samba reggae, pagode, and coco!

The whole event runs from 3-9pm, with everything from Afrobeat, Irish, West African, Hmong, Indian, Japanese, South American, and Caribbean music.

https://intlfestburnsville.org/

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Jun
1
to Jun 30

MacPhail Music Hour: The Singing Cello

Joe Kaiser (cello) and I will be playing at 10 senior living/assisted living facilities around the metro area during the month of June. The program's theme is "The Singing Cello", which, through a broad range of classical music, highlights similarities between the cello and the human voice.

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Carnaval Brasileiro 2016 Masquerade Ball (w/Batucada do Norte)
Feb
13
to Feb 14

Carnaval Brasileiro 2016 Masquerade Ball (w/Batucada do Norte)

  • International Market Square (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Saturday, February 13

9pm-2am

International Market Square

275 Market St, Minneapolis 55405

Tickets: $30 advance, $40 at the door.

I'll be playing Brazilian percussion with Batucada do Norte to celebrate this year's Carnaval - always a blast! This year the great guitarist/vocalist Badi Assad is a special guest, and also featuring Dandara Odara, Beira Mar Brasil, Edilson Lima, and more.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1556511744573773/

(There's also a great family afternoon matinee that I won't be participating in: 3-5pm, $10.)

 

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