Pictures tagged Drew Shoals:

May 30, 2008


On Thursday, June 5th, you can catch two different shows for free that I’ll be a part of.  The first takes place at the Someday Lounge, where I’ll be playing the happy-hour set with Drew Shoals starting at 5 o’clock.  Then, at 9 o’clock, you can find me playing trio with guitarist Mike Pardew and bassist Dave Captein as part of Mike’s Cuerda Jazz Series at Vindahlo (a fabulous Middle-East/Eastern restaurant on SE 20th and Clinton).

In other news, continues to go smoothly with frequent updates about shows in the area.  Soon, I’ll be launching PDXMusicSource, a website that will be set up a lot like JazzPDX, but will feature all styles of music in Portland, not just jazz.  If you are an artist and would like to be featured on the new site, send an e-mail to

March 28, 2008

Updated Calendar

 I updated the calendar today with a few upcoming shows – performances with Drew Shoals, Matt Weiers, and Shelly Rudolph.

March 14, 2008


In the press realm:

David Valdez recently interviewed me and has posted the conversation on his blog.

Stereo Subversion reviewed Drew Shoals’ album “The Greatest Haven’t Been Born Yet,” which I play on.  They gave the album a 9.5/10 rating.  You can read the whole review at their website.

March 4, 2008

E4 at Jimmy Mak’s

Last night was E4’s first show since the summer. We played at Jimmy Mak’s, subbing for Balmer while he’s on tour. We had a good sized crowd that actually stuck around through the second set.

We were lucky to have a number of friends stop by at sit in, including Ben Darwish, Shelly Rudolph, and Russ Kleiner. Also nice to see other new and old friends like journalist Tom D’Antoni, bassist Eric Gruber (who has played often in my acoustic band), and jazz super-fan and community activist Pam Jones.

Instead of the usual E4 setup, we tried it with Clay playing mostly acoustic piano, Damian on his new fretless, and me splitting my time between alto and tenor. I liked the new sound – I think there was a bit more flexibility than our usual style.

I’m hoping to get some pictures from the event soon, but for now, here’s a clip from my composition “Weasel Socks”:


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