The Carmen Milagro Band

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Milagro

Pianist/Keyboardist

Involvement: August 2005 – April 2010

Carmen Milagro leads this heart-warming band featuring powerhouse musicians laying down gentle and luscious latin-oriented pop.


 

San Francisco Mime Troupe

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San Francisco Mime Troupe

 

Pianist/Keyboardist/Trumpeter

Involvement: June – October 2006

Longtime San Francisco Institution of Socio-Political Insight and Humor


 

FLUT

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FLUT

 

Keyboardist/Trumpeter

Involvement: August 2003 – October 2005

One of the best rock bands you’ll ever have seen, and NO GUITAR?!


 

Angel of Thorns

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Angel of Thorns

Keyboardist

Involvement: July 2003 – August 2005

Baily Pendergrass III is a well-known Berkeley personality and also has this fabulous band that plays freaky B-Town funk! I miss laying it down with those guys.


 

Rococo Risque

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Rococo Risque

 

Trumpeter, Keyboardist

Involvement: January 2005 – July 2005

This company is funny as hell and are not afraid to make fun of everybody, especially themselves. I was honored to be a part of the wildly successful “Liberties Taken” show.


 

Kugelplex

Kugelplex

 

Recording Engineer, Trumpeter

Involvement: Periodically, June 2004 and onward

Wonderful Klezmer band that will make you not want to sit down till long after they’re finished. I recorded their feature album “Ceci n’est pas klezmer”.


 

Franco Brothers

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Franco Brothers

 

Pianist

Involvement: Periodically since 2004

True Salsa Music from the ever-so-sweet Franco Bros.


 

Entre Nos

Entre Nos

Pianist

Involvement: 2000

This was a wonderfully fun Brazilian band, led by three brothers, that was very popular in the Bay Area Brazilian community. Sometimes there were up to 14 people on stage!


 

The Shuhdaha Jazz Band

The Shuhdaha Jazz Band

Founder, Composer, Pianist, Trumpeter, Singer

Involvement: 1999 – 2000

Perhaps a prequel to Blue Bone Express, it was the first jazz band I formed and led, leaning on the inspiration I received after my first visit to New Orleans.


 

Orquesta D’Soul

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Orquesta D’Soul

 

Pianist

Involvement: 2000

A truly original salsa and latin jazz band.


 

Killing My Lobster

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Killing My Lobster

 

Keyboardist, Trumpeter

Involvement: 1998

An extremely talented and vital collective of funny-people. It was non-stop laughter show after show when I was part of “Killing My Lobster Gets Some Action”.


 

Tomorrow is Ours

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Tomorrow is Ours

Co-founder, Composer, Keyboardist

Involvement: 1994 – 1996, to be resurrected TBD

The Tomorrow is Ours Trio (first a duo with Kevin “K11″ Brunetti) was a highly innovative group attempting to cause a stir while Acid Jazz was hot in San Francisco. We were trying to put the acid in the “acid jazz”. To bad it never got anywhere. But we’ll surely be back together someday to explore the incredible energy that was unleashed.


 

Bay Area Wind Symphony

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Bay Area Wind Symphony

Trumpeter

Involvement: 1989 – 1992


 

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