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Brooklyn & Bremen

April is a busy month, with two exciting trips in the works. First off is a visit to Brooklyn, to teach at Kaoru Watanabe’s Taiko Center, April 11-12-13. I’ll be sharing a weekend intensive program with the fantastic taiko artist   More…

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2014 Starts with ‘Otofure’

Happy New Year! I was extremely happy to recently spend two weeks in Japan with my good friend, the unique dancer and choreographer Hideo Arai. We’ve created a new project entitled  ‘Otofure’, which we performed at the Kimitsu civic theatre   More…

New Trifolia Video

Check-out this new live video from Trifolia‘s recent October performance at the Festival de Jazz de Québec: Marianne Trudel’s composition, ‘La Rivière’, with Étienne Lafrance (bass) and myself (percussion). The film was created by fantastic film-maker and jazz aficionado, Randy   More…

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New Music Harvest, Fall 2013

2013 has been an exceptionally fruitful year for CD releases. Several of the groups I perform with regularly have new recordings out, including La Nef, Trifolia, Small World Project and Bomata. In all, I’ve added a total of 8 new   More…

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Spring Update

Much to report… Small World Project has been especially busy this spring, with concerts in Zacatecas (Mexico), Vancouver, Burnstown (ON), and New York city at the Uke Fest. We’ll be hitting a number of stages over the summer, including for   More…

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Japan Tour 2013

Very happy to be back in Japan! I will be touring with my very good friend, movement artist and dancer Hideo Arai, in February and March. We’ll be performing our multidimensional piece ‘Gravity’ in four different cities in Chiba, Toyama,   More…

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2013 starts with On Ensemble!

As 2012 comes to an end, I am really looking forward to seeing and playing with my friends from Los Angeles, On Ensemble, in early 2013. Gonna be a groovy start to the new year. We’ll be showcasing at APAP   More…