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Sax, Flute, and Beyond

As some may know, I have been pretty focused on Tenor Sax and Flute these last few months and WD-41 duo has become Dark Matter Horns, don't worry, I did not give up guitar, just taking a well needed break and enjoying new creative adventures. Flute was my first serious instrument in my teens although I switched to bass to get in bands and later to guitar and such. Sax was something I toyed around with for a couple of years a long time ago and just now getting back to it. We've had some fun gigs as Dark Matter Horns and more are coming. I will also be returning to Italy to play flute with Bobby Soul in Genoa Italy in June. More to come.

 

Upcoming gigs, 
April 14 at 8, Cafe Creme in Austin, DarkMatterHorns with special guests. 
April 27 at 7, DMH host the start of the 6th season of Jazz OUTside at Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Austin TX. Other acts TBA soon.
Every 4th Thursday for JO series. 
Italy, May 30 to June 13, shows TBA.
Surprise festival in Oct, more on that soon.

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Dark Matter Horns

Dave Laczko and I have formed a new duo outside of WD-41. I'm focused mainly on tenor sax and flute these days so we decided to record and perform under the name Dark Matter Horns. My various other projects with guitar will still be available but focus is on horns at preset. We have some sample tracks up at bandcamp.com and are recording more, we had a very warm welcome for our debut gig on January 9, 2017 and more are booked for February and April. We will also be doing the Jazz OUTside series this year. 

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Flute

I'm making the shift back to flute as my main instrument. Flute was my first serious instrument in my late teens and I continued to play it in various projects along with bass, guitar and pedal steel. I put it down in the early eighties for several reasons, mainly the cost of a good flute and not much call for it in various projects. I started up again several months ago and after performing several times with flute and a few times exclusively I am ready to make the move. Funk, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Free Jazz and beyond. As always I am open to any projects so if you need some flute.........;)

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Updates and a word about ZiADiA MediA

The folks who built this website are available for others as well. Please check them out at http://ziadiamedia.com/

 

On the news front, the re-release of my album Jazz Gunn has hit #2 for most recommended download at All About Jazz. 

Look for a re-release of Spiral Out soon, the album I did with Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mike Keneally and Ephraim Owens. Produced by Ronan Chris Murphy. For the first time downloads of this album will be available. Look for them on this site soon. 

WD41 + Joshua Thompson on sax have completed recording for a new release. Look for it in Summer or Fall or 2016.

The Jazz OUTside series and Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Austin Texas will be starting soon and running through Spring and Summer. If you would like to perform please contact us. 

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New Website and More

Hey there folks, thanks for being here. As you can see this is the all new website. Please take some time to poke around and make sure it all works properly. Put a CD or download in you cart, read some more news, join the fan club, etc. Report any errors to the webmaster.

Still waiting on confirmed dates for shows in Italy for the Spring of 2016. hopefully a Live Looping Festival will be part of that but it depends on timing. Airline tickets get more expensive if you don't shoot for 90 days out so hopefully we will here from the Live Looping folks soon. More soon as it comes do be. 

 

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Art OUTside JAZZ OUTside Event, Let's take it to Italy!

July 2015

Wow, it's been quite a month so far, not the least of which was the amazing Art OUTside event as part of the Jazz OUTside series on July 23, 2015 at Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Austin Texas with live painting to improvised music and spoken word by artists Miko Zen and KD Neeley.

We are looking to take this event to other cities around the world so please contact me in interested.

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Heading to the Y2K15 Loop Festival in Florence!

June 6. 2015
Heading to Florence Italy on Tuesday and performing at the Y2K15 aka Y2K15 loop Festival on Saturday June 13 at Casa Del Popolo Settignano. Back to Austin for the Jazz OUTside show at Kenny Dorham's Backyard on the 25th.

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