In a couple of weeks I’ll be rejoining my brother, dad, and about 25 other musicians onstage to perform a collection of orchestral pieces composed by my brother. The last time we did something like this was with a 55-person orchestra playing Jherek’s compositions at Seattle’s Town Hall in honor of Jherek’s 30th birthday.
The show at the Chapel Performance Space in Wallingford will most likely sell out, so get there well before the 8:00 start time on February 19! Find the space on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N).
I hope to see you there!
Here are details from the Facebook event page:
On February 19th, Jherek will be premiering a collection of ten ambient pieces composed during a recent residency at Port Townsend’s Fort Warden State Park. These pieces were specifically written for and recorded in the Park’s Cistern — an empty, two million gallon, underground water tank, boasting unique acoustic properties which produce an incredible, 45-second reverb decay. For this one-time musical event, Jherek will be joined by a live orchestra, as well as sound engineers, to help recreate the incredible reverb and ambience of the Cistern in surround sound.
Did you miss it on TV? Don’t get Seattle TV stations? Now you can watch the episode here!
Yesterday I played drums for El Vez for the music segment on ArtZone with Nancy Guppy. It was really fun! I hadn’t played with any of them or either of the songs until we got into the TV studio, but I think I pulled it off okay. Brian from Teatro ZinZanni was there to document and put together a quick behind-the-scenes video which I’ve embedded below. Tune in Sunday to KCTS for the full episode!
Yesterday was my first gig with Johnny Bregar and the ______________ (we’re days from having a new name). We played in the UW Bookstore/Top Pot in Mill Creek. I didn’t really know what to expect and was a little nervous just to be on “stage” for the first time with 4 other people I’d never gigged with before. Wow! What a show. It didn’t matter that kids are a forgiving crowd, we hit it. It went really fast and we had to skip a song or two. The best part was looking out and seeing my kids singing along.
I just learned today that I’ll be backing the pop culture icon El Vez on the Seattle Channel’s Art Zone hosted by Nancy Guppy. We tape next Tuesday and it airs later that week. I’ll put up a link to the episode once it’s live. Until then, enjoy this video: