Posts Tagged ‘Bobby Streng’

The Liquid Street album is out!

Monday, March 31st, 2014

It’s been a long time coming, but “Not Till You Feel It” is finally here! Featuring Jason Phelps, Matt Endahl, LaDell Abrams, and Bobby Streng.

Liquid Street: Not Till You Feel It

You can also find it on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, etc…

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Jonathan Ovalle Concert 9/3

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Prof. Jonathan Ovalle from the University of Michigan has put together a great concert for this Tuesday night. Hard hitting electric jazz for one set on the campus of UM featuring a great band of Detroit fusion players:
Jonathan Ovalle – Drums
Dale Grisa – keyoards/organ
Takashi Iio – bass
Kris Kurzawa – guitar
Bobby Streng – saxophones

September 3, 2013 – 8pm
McIntosh Theater
UM School of Music
1100 Baits Dr.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Foreign Corespondent – Yellowjackets
The Spin – Yellow Jackets
Jazz Crimes – Joshua Redman
Liquid Streets – Roy Hargrove
Chromazome – Mike Stern
Good Evening Mr. and Mrs. America – John Guerin
Access Denied – Dave Weckl
and more…

Detroit Jazz Festival – Walter White and Small Medium @ Large

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Walter White SM@L will be at 3pm on the main stage on Sunday 9/2. Immediately following will be the Pat Metheny Quartet featuring Chris Potter!  Walter will have his brand new CD available at the gig  – “Breaking Good” – aka best album title ever.

Michigan Jazz Festival Performance with Walter White’s SM@L

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The Michigan Jazz Festival was this past Sunday night 7/15.   Lots of great musicians hanging out in one place – never a bad thing.  At 6pm, I performed with Walter White’s Small Medium @ LARGE.  The band was on fire!  This was also the premier of a new version of my arrangement of Wayne Shorter’s “Beauty and the Beast” that I made for the group.  Definitely looking forward to many more performances with this ensemble.  Good times!

Greece Perfromance of Beat Down for Saxophone Quartet

Monday, June 11th, 2012

The First Flight Saxophone Quartet will be performing my work “Beat Down” as part of their program at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) in Thessaloniki, Greece in July 2012.  The group hails from the University of Dayton and is coached by Dr. Willie Morris.

The piece can be purchased here:

Walter White recording underway

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Just finished three days in the studio with Walter White’s 11 piece big band. This will be a great record. I’m honored to be a part of it. More soon…

New work finished

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

I just put the final touches on my newest composition, “Breakdown”.  This is a trio for flute, bassoon, and piano commissioned by the Aurea Silva Trio (Brandy Hudelson, Gareth Thomas, and David Gilliland).  This is a great chamber group made up of three total concert badasses.  It will be a treat to hear the music played!  There are two performances on the books…

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2/5/12  in Pleasant Ridge, MI

2/6/12 at the Univ. of Toledo


Aurea Silve Trio homepage –



House BB Release Concert was a Success!

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The House Band officially released its debut album this week to a large and enthusiastic crowd at the St. Columban Concert Series.  They are such a great listening audience and a real treat to play for.  Andrew Bishop, James Hughes, Mark Kieme, Walter White, Jimmy Smith, Ben Jannson, Mark Berger, Chris Smith, Paul Finkbeiner, Brandon Cooper, Matt Martinez, Steve Hunter, Gary Hellick, Jonathan Ovalle, Matt Henninger, Kris Kurzawa, and Bob Mervak played their asses off!  Special thanks to the series staff and Penny Warmanen for the help.

A composer always treasures the opportunity to have his work performed by the caliber of talent and meticulous nature of the members of this band.  My music is hard, but I write what I want and find the players who can pull it off with grace, style, and bravada.  This was my philosophy with Saxomble, and it continues with the House Big Band.

Look for us to return to the Detroit scene very soon. has the House BB record up!

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

The House Big Band CD is now up at!!!

House Big Band 1/10/12 Final Line Up

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Announcing the personnel for the 1/10/12 House Big Band CD Release Concert

Mark Kieme – alto sax
James Hughes – alto sax
Andrew Bishop – tenor sax
Ben Jannson – tenor sax
Mark Berger – bari sax

Walter White – trumpet
Jimmy Smith – trumpet
Brandon Cooper – trumpet
Paul Finkbeiner – trumpet

Chris Smith – trombone
Matt Martinez – trombone
Steve Hunter – trombone
Gary Hellick – bass trombone

Bob Mervak – piano
Matt Henninger -electric bass
Jonathan Ovalle – drums