What's Your Story?
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

What's Your Story?

An evening of story and song, exploring identity and self-discovery, featuring stories and songs by Susan Shehata, Jim Robinson, Shea Halstead, and Dylan Fresco. 

I'll be accompanying Susan Shehata on some musical theater selections that represent her story. 

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Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

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 lots of music from the album I'll be recording this summer - original compositions and arrangements!

You'll hear samba, choro, and a little baião and maracatu, too, including tunes by Pixinguinha, Hermeto Pascoal, Léa Freire, Vitor Gonçalves, and more.

The Dow Building is the one that says "Purrniture" on the front, and also, check out the music schedule at the nearby Carleton Artist Lofts - there's lots going on! 

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Mar
25
3:00 PM15:00

Modern Spark Trio - Music of Aaron Kerr + Tom Patterson

My trio (Laura Harada, Aaron Kerr, and I) will be playing a Sunday afternoon concert in this intimate space adjacent to what used to be the Betty Crocker test kitchen! (Upstairs in the Quinn Violins building.)

We're premiering Aaron's new trio (minimalism meets grindcore, with strings - hear it to believe it!) and a bunch of other original music by Aaron, as well as Tom Patterson's 2nd Trio. 

$10 cover.

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Mar
3
to Mar 4

Carnaval Brasileiro 2018

I'll be playing Brazilian percussion once again with Batucada do Norte to celebrate this year's Carnaval - always a blast! Featuring Dandara Odara, Drumheart, Edilson Lima and Vanessa Luiz, Capoeira Floracao, Leonardo Paixao, Ginga da Bahia, handmade carnival masks, facepainting, and more! All-ages. 

Tickets available on the Cedar's website here

$22 advance / $30 day of show

 

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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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