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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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Jazz OUTside series for 2016 begins on June 23

The 5th year of Jazz OUTside series for will start on May 26 at Kenny Dorham's Backyard venue in Austin Texas. WD41 hosting with Kenny Dorham's Backyard and Diversearts Culture Works.  Free Jazz jam will close the show.  The series will run every 4th Thrusday of the month through Summer and Fall. Free Jazz, improvisation and other explorations. 

 

7 -7:45 WD41 Willie Oteri and Dave Laczko show hosts

8 - 8:45 Full Fathom 

9-10 Free Jazz and Beyond Jazz Jam. 

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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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Upcoming WD-41 Release and So Much More!

February 4, 2015
A lot of things in the works, upcoming WD-41 release with special guests TBA, more local gigs in Austin this year including A.R.T. series at the Badlands and the anual Jazz OUTside series at Kenny Dorham's Backyard. Heading to Dallas on April 28 for a show at Ash Studio, off to Italy in June for the Y2K15 mini Festival in Florence and some jams in Rome and other parts of Italy. Keep checking here or on facebook for more info.

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Over 20 Musicians Tuning up for an Austin Super Jam!

October 14, 2013
We just completed the Jazz OUTside series 2nd year here in Austin Texas with a run of 9 shows. Coming up is the first extened super jam of non-stop impr0visation in Austin with over 20 musicans rotating in and out of jazz and beyond jazz super jams at Kenny Dorham's in East Austin on Sunday November 3 from 2:pm until 10:pm and beyond. Get more info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1423380104543404/?ref=22

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The Open Ear Consortium!

August 11, 2013
I'm excited to be part of a new quartet, the Open Ear Consortium, we will be doing shows in Italy and other places in March and April of 2014. http://www.openearconsortium.com/
Other than that there will be the Shrunken Head Shop support shows in Germany and possibly Switzerland in the Spring as well and we continue in Austin every other Thursday with the Jazz OUTside series. Hope to see you at a show soon.

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The Shrunken Head Shop is Here!

July 16, 2013
New release Shrunken Head Shop - Live in Germany is finished. Official CD release date is August 27, 2013. For downloads, one track available now, see our Music Sample page (button on home page).
Shows to promote the new record will be in Germany in the Spring of 2014. I'm also available for solo, duo, or full band bookings in the EU at that time. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June 18, 2013

Lots of good news kids! The Live in Germany release for Shrunken Head Shop is finished with an official hard copy release date near the end of August. Prior to that we will be leaking out long live tracks at bandcamp.com so keep an eye out.

The Jazz OUTside Jazz series of outdoor gigs at Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Austin TX exploring the more adventurous side of the genre started May 23rd and is running every other Thursday through the summer with some killer lineups. Be sure to drop in on one if you are in the Austin TX area. Other shows in Austin as well so keep an eye out. I will be in the EU in early 2013 for gigs as well TBA.

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