The Big Comeback

Art Murmur @ Swarm GalleryI’ve been on medical leave for several months, but am coming back strong, with several projects in the hopper!

I snuck in another class with improvisation guru and neighbor Jim Grantham, and finally brought my vision for JS Bach’s Prelude to Cello Suite No. 1 before the public at a benefit in Berkeley, along with free improvisations with Ron Heglin and my cello sensei, Gael Alcock. And I’m working on a cello part for a recording by South Bay rock band Souljourn44, with heavy R&B influence and gorgeous female vocals.

And for Oakland Art Murmur “First Friday” this week I’ll be rocking out at Swarm Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in the Ironworks district near Jack London Square. While you enjoy exhibits by Terry Furry, Jordan Essoe, Cleo Vilett, Masako Miyazaki, etc., I’ll be joined by longtime collaborator Matt Boston, who will lay down a driving bassline and sing while I improvise cello accompaniment for tunes by the likes of Tom Waits, The Doors, and The Police, etc. We may be joined by a special bonus vocalist, and will also perform one or two free improvisations – far-out!

We're planning to start around 6:45pm, and go for about an hour (followed by Jordan Essoe's performance art). Please join us!

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