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PVDLOOP Festival

Dave Laczko and myself as WD-41 will be taking part in this three day live looping festival in Providence RI September 30 through October 2. This is a great fest with a great lineup. We will be there all three days. Check the website often for our time slot which should be announced soon.  A big thanks to Laurie Amat for inviting us and promoting the show. http://www.pvdloop.org/

 

 

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Back from Italy and Working With Dave Laczko

May 31. 2014
Just back after 6 weeks in Italy, gigging, recording, looking into teaching seminars later in the year and best of all meeting some cool new musicians I will be working with in Autumn. Dave Laczko and I will be recording a new CD starting this month. More soon, stay tuned.

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A Successful Austin Super Session!

November 14. 2013
We had a very successful Super Session - non-stop super long jam, in Austin November 3, setting the record for the longest non-stop improvisation in Austin and beyond. Hoping to someday break the world record we set in Italy of 45 hours.

On the tour dates front, working again with Chris Boulet on booking for duos in Italy with him on spoken word. We also will do some shows with Dave Laczko as WD-41 and special guests. All of these shows will be in Italy in April. Hoping also to do some April shows with the Open Ear Consortium again in Italy and May shows with Shrunken Head Shop in Germany. I will post the confirmed dates in the Tour section soon.

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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 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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Adventurous Music in Austin

May 8, 2013

-at the Sahara Lounge in East Austin with Dave Laczko and Ricardo Acevedo as WD-41 this Monday the 13th. Brazilian Space Program is also on that bill. Also, we will be starting the Jazz OUTside series at Kenny Dorham's Backyard on East 11th on Thursday the 23rd and will run every 2nd and 4th Thursday. Come on out and support adventurous music.

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Visual Artist Miko Zen, WD-41, and All About Jazz!

April 27, 2013

So our video WD-41 BB-2 at All About Jazz just moved into the top 25 for the last year. It's only been up since April 12! Not sure how long we can stay in this spot but I'm still very happy about this. A big heartfelt thanks to Miko Zen, Dave Laczko, Scott Amendola and everyone who took the time to view the video.

April 23 2013

Again, we would like to thank everyone who viewed our video making it one of the most popular at All About Jazz, currently at the top for the last 90 days. It means a lot to us and I'm sure it means a lot to other adventurous artists. Your support is greatly appreciated.
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/jazzdownloadv.php?id=8557#.UW75Y7U4uKB

April 19 2013
Our video has now moved up to the number 2 spot in Popular Videos at All About Jazz!

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/jazzdownloadv.php?id=8557#.UW75Y7U4uKB

April 16 2013

WD-41 video with guest drummer Scott Amendola has moved into the "popular" list at All About Jazz. Thanks to all who viewed it.
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/jazzdownloadv.php?id=8557#.UWg1S7U4uKA

Currently #3 in "Popular" videos at All About Jazz. Thank you all for your continued support of adventurous music. It means a lot to us.
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/jazzdownloadv.php?id=8557#.UW75Y7U4uKB

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WD-41 Performing With Special Guest Joshua Thomson for SXSW

March 6, 2013

WD-41 (Dave Laczko and Willie Oteri) will be performing during SXSW at the SXSW showcase The Austin Music Fest with special guest Joshua Thomson. We go at 5:pm.

We are waiting to hear about a confirmed date for the River Film and Music Festival in Padova Italy held in May and June. We will let you know as soon as we do.

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Live Painting Show at Galerie Son Altesse and Upcoming SXSW at Kenny Dorham's Backyard

February 25, 2013

I had a great time with Dave Lazko performing as WD-41 at the live painting show at Galerie Son Altesse in Austin last Saturday. Thanks to Ricardo Acevedo and Michale from the gallery.

Our next WD-41 show will be that the Diverse Arts Back Yard Music Festival during SXSW on March 16. Kenny Dorham's Backyard on east 11th Street in Austin. It's part of a three day event and Saturday will be mostly all day. I belive we go on at 5:pm so don't be late. Sets will be short maybe 45 min.

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