Posts Tagged ‘detroit’

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!

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.

 

Detroit Blues Society gig was a great time!

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

David Swain initially approached me months ago about playing and recording a series of voiced out Lester Young solos that Bill Holman wrote many years ago. Add James Hughes and Keith Kaminski, and you get a good chunk of yesterday’s gig at the Scarab Club in Detroit. The other main part of the performance was a series of guitar blues played and sung by George Bedard (of George Bedard and the Kingpins). It was my first time working with him, great blues player, hope to do it again. It was also my first time at the Scarab Club – very hip little room. RJ Spangler runs a very well attended series there for the Detroit Blues Society which is pretty cool.