Monday, June 29, 2009

Guest Artist clinics in Tucson with Beth Horn

I have been working in Tucson Arizona with my friend Beth Horn and some pretty amazing kids. We have been doing music workshops, performing (Flute and Guitar) for the students and talking with them about living the life of an artist. I would like to thank Beth, and Orange Grove Middle School, for continuing to invite me back to their school as well as their neighboring local elementary and high schools. The Tuscon school system really supports their students in their artistic endeavors and are lucky to have teachers like Ms. Horn!

Friday, June 19, 2009

In the studio with Terry Wollman and Percussionist/Composer Jorge Bermudez

Recorded yesterday with my good friend Jorge Bermudez on his latest song Cha Cha Cha. You can hear his music on shows like Dexter, Desperate Housewives, The Shield, and CSI Miami. We had a great time making Latin music and catching up. Here is a picture of my dog Ollie trying on Jorge's hat while I was busy working on guitar overdubs.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Las Vegas performance at the Liberace Museum with Melanie Taylor

I was invited to perform with my super-talented friend Melanie Taylor ( in Las Vegas at the Liberace Museum. There is a new show in Vegas at VS ( featuring talent from the biggest shows on the strip. Melanie Taylor and Keely Vasquez both performed in the show and are featured vocalists/dancers in Barry Manilow's band . This is a cool venue where you can hear some amazing talent "step out" and shine on their own music. Melanie asked me to do 2 arrangements and play acoustic guitar for her. Here is a picture of us working it out with the band at soundcheck. The other picture is with Chris Gray, the trumpet player from Barry Manilow's band, and Liberace. He seemed nice but didn't say much...

Sambagura Concert with Katia Moraes

Just performed with one of my favorite Los Angeles bands... "Sambaguru" with Kevin Ricard (percussion), Katia Moraes (voice), Tony Shogren (drums), Bill Brendle (piano/accordian), and filling in for Hussain Jiffry... Rene Camacho (bass). WOW! This is samba at it's best. We had a blast and the audience was great. Thanks for a fun time!