Wonderful concert with Cathie Ryan in one of the most incredible cities in the US Savannah, GA
Taking in a moment
with two remarkable men: Frank Giorgini: Udu Drum and Abbas Ahuwan, the man who first shared the Udu and traditional Nigerian Pottery methods with the US through a cultural exchange program in the early 70's. My life has never been the same since meeting these men and performing on these incredible instruments.
Me playing the Cajon Created by Kate a 5th Grader who included it in a Thank You Card to us after a beautiful Dance Residency Program that SPAC offered in an area Elementary School. I was sincerely touched by her gesture. Honored to be a part of the SPAC Education family.
Stage views - wow how they vary (1 of 4) roof top venue - I absolutely love Manhattan, NY
Stage views - wow how they vary (2 of 4) roof top venue - I absolutely love Manhattan, NY
Stage views - wow how they vary (3 of 4) Winery - I absolutely love Wine - Whites and Blushes thank you. (know just enough to be dangerous) Beautiful Hudson Valley
Stage views - wow how they vary (4 of 4) Prudential_Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ - I absolutely love the elegence of the theater. worked here with Cathie Ryan and the NJ Sympho
Saw this back stage at a concert venue with restaurant. I stopped in my tracks. if you have to be reminded - get another career!
nothing more ever need be said - own it! never take it for granted
udu girl! Janelle Burdell - my sister... An absolute sweetie and a monster player!!!!
Hero and friend Jamey Haddad. Amazingly passionate musician!
Two of the most amazing individuals who revolutionized drumming. Joe Calato who developed the nylon tip drum stick and Remo Belli who refined the ability to mount a Mylar skin to a synthetic hoop. I
Mr. Louie Bellson. Wow! Legend. What a very humble and sweet spirit this gentleman has. Words can't even describe what it felt like to meet and visit with this man. God bless you sir. And thank y
What a honor to have had the opportunity to meet and visit with Mr. Ed Thigpen. Master Brush Player. What a gentle giant!
Mr. Joe Calato - The man that revolutionized the drum stick when he created the nylon tip. I am humbled to be one of his companies endorsees. I have loved everything that he has created since I firs
Making Percussion Instruments Out of Found Objects Workshop - as Babatunde Olatunji always said "A D
Making Percussion Instruments Out of Found Objects Workshop - as Baba Olatuji always said "A Drum In Every House" Amen Baba - Always fun from the jump 2 of 2
Intro to Percussion workshop Faces say it all - Great fun sharing! 1 of 5
Intro to Percussion workshop Faces say it all - Great fun sharing! 2 of 5
Intro to Percussion workshop Faces say it all - Great fun sharing! 3 of 5
Intro to Percussion workshop Faces say it all - Great fun sharing! 4 of 5
Intro to Percussion workshop Faces say it all - Great fun sharing! 5 of 5
Inter-generational Percussion workshop. Gloversville Seniors Group and Second Graders. What an incredible experience. Great energy and big beautiful smiles... 1 of 2
Inter-generational Percussion workshop. Gloversville Seniors Group and Second Graders. What an incredible experience. Great energy and big beautiful smiles... 2 of 2
In the studio with and for an amazingly talented and profoundly creative saxophonist Joe Giardullo - this is my world 1 of 9
In the studio with and for an amazingly talented and profoundly creative saxophonist Joe Giardullo - this is my world 2 of 9
In the studio with and for an amazingly talented and profoundly creative saxophonist Joe Giardullo - this is my world 3 of 9
In the studio with and for an amazingly talented and profoundly creative saxophonist Joe Giardullo - this is my world 4 of 9
In the studio with and for an amazingly talented and profoundly creative saxophonist Joe Giardullo - this is my world 5 of 9
In the studio with and for an amazingly talented and profoundly creative saxophonist Joe Giardullo - this is my world 6 of 9
In the studio for and with saxophonist Joe Giardullo our drummer - the incomparable Harvey Sorgen - this is my world 7 of 9
In the studio with and for an amazingly talented and profoundly creative saxophonist Joe Giardullo - the musicians: 15 in all! 8 of 9
In the studio with and for an amazingly talented and profoundly creative saxophonist Joe Giardullo - this is my world 9 of 9
One of my true mentors and friends - the incredibly talented musician, engineer, producer and man about town Scott Petito. I have had the absolute pleasure working with and for Scott over the years.
A very nice moment in time - on my way in to the infamous Van Dyke to see Mike Benedict's (L) wonderful event featuring 4 drum set players he invited me to go get a drum and sit in with them. Wow! wh
Reggie Harris a true "National Treasure" this man is - What a soul. I feel blessed to have Reggie in my life. I am honored to work with Reggie. Several recordings and now we get to do live dates as
Mark Giammattei stole my truck on the bus when I was in kindergarden - big punk! One of my faviorite people in all the world and what an absolute powerful musician he is. I love this picture! Just a
The beautifully dynamic Claire Jacob-Zysman and I performing at the renown Jacobs Pillow on their famous "inside out" stage
Childhood friend and an amazing Nia Dance instructor Cheryl Sheridan - Love creating for dancers
"Globetrotting" a treat beyond words for me to create with. (L) John Davey (R) Steve Gorn
The amazingly gifted pianist / composer Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius and Heard - EWK, Zorkie Nelson, Me, John Menegon, and Jonathan Greene
So my friend Kevin McKrell who is also a wonderfully gifted fine artist - painted a picture of me. I just found the photo that he got some inspiration from... So there you go! Love Kev. What a tre
Christmas Performance with the always amazing Chris Shaw & Bridget Ball and the Mountain Snow and Mistletoe Orchestra; John Kirk, Kevin McKrell and myself at the world renown Troy Music Hall. Literal
Solo Informance for MoHU Festival 1 of 3
Solo Informance for MoHU Festival 2 of 3
Solo Informance for MoHU Festival 3 of 3
an amazing concert that I was asked to develop and produce for the MoHU Festival. Features 4 of us celebrating the diversity of rhythm Devesh Chandra; Tabla, Me; Paper Drums & Udu, Zorkie Nelson; Gha
sharing my love with High School Music Students
Instant friends. Love James Neglia read his book "Onward & Upward" paints the real picture of the insane but exciting world of being a musician carving it out everyday!
Me and My great friend Maria Zemantauski - Wow! what an amazing talent and an absolute treasure Maria is...
McKrells in Concert
"Leading Ladies & uduboy" my first produced concert 2002 featuring some absolute treasures L to R Zoe B. Zak, Sarah Milonovich, Martha Gallagher, Peggy Delaney, Siohban Quinn, Bridget Ball, Maria Zema
A wonderful moment creating music with great friends. Kevin McKrell, his daughter Katie and myself.
The elegant dancer Melissa George I have had the pleasure of working with Melissa for years with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
The incredibly dynamic Dancer / Choreographer Clair Jacob - Zysman I have had the honor and the pleasure of having Clair create amazing works based on my original music. Can't even explain how incre
Cornelius Dufallo, Monica Wilson-Roach, Ellen Sinopoli, Me and Maria Zemantauski at Troy Music Hall just before an amazing concert of new works
Patsy O'Brien, Matt Mancuso, Cathie Ryan, Me: CRB
The Cathie Ryan Band drawn by Patsy O'Brien
Video shoot with Cathie Ryan at WMHT Studios
Heaven on Earth! our home while on tour with Cathie Ryan in Montana 1 of 9
Heaven on Earth! our home while on tour with Cathie Ryan in Montana 2 of 9
Heaven on Earth! our home while on tour with Cathie Ryan in Montana 3 of 9
Heaven on Earth! our home while on tour with Cathie Ryan in Montana 4 of 9
Heaven on Earth! our home while on tour with Cathie Ryan in Montana 5 of 9
Heaven on Earth! our home while on tour with Cathie Ryan in Montana 6 of 9
Heaven on Earth! our home while on tour with Cathie Ryan in Montana 7 of 9
Heaven on Earth! our home while on tour with Cathie Ryan in Montana 8 of 9
Heaven on Earth! our home's backyard - the Rockies! while on tour with Cathie Ryan in Montana 9 of 9
Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, WV - performed there multiple days with Cathie Ryan - Absolutely beautiful and very intimate
Beautiful intimate theater in Lewisburg WV - Performed there multiple days on tour with Cathie Ryan
Rig I can Fly with when I need to in a 25" suitcase and a 21" roll on - very cool...
One of My Many Hybrid Kits!!! Oh the fun... So many wonderful possibilities!
Typical Touring Rig. Compact and Lots of Possibilities!
Just a few members of my extended Udu Family 40+ and going strong...
Having a GREAT time jamming a little with one of my heros. The legendary Armando Peraza!
A very special moment in my life playing music with the man who inspired me to play hand percussion. The Great Master Drummer Babatunde Olatunji. What a magical time for me.
Two of my Great Brothers in Arms. (L) Dror Sinai, Rhythm Fusion. www.rhythmfusion.com everything percussion. REALLY!, John Bergamo (M). Johns video the "Joy of Hand Drumming" changed my life. What
Two of the greatest Singer / Songwriters I have ever had the true privilege to work with and for. Kim and Reggie Harris
Some of the most remarkable woman I know. They all continue to inspire me. They are my musical Leading Ladies. L to R = Bridget Ball, Peggy Delaney, Martha Gallagher, Siobhan Quinn, Maria Zemantausk
Finally after doing several recordings where I am featured on percussion and this guy is on Drum Kit, I met the drummer that has been blowing me away. The man himself "Dean Sharp" you have to check h
McKrells at WMHT LIVE Studio Concert Series during the taping for airing around the US
My groovy little retro kit. Little in size - HUGE in sound. I use these toms with my hybred percussion rig. Works incredibly well with most other drummers since the toms are in a much different son
TrioLOCO after our set at Corning Jazz Festival. L to R Studio Stu, Mark Dziuba, and Me. Wow! What fun these guys are. Such a treat. I feel blessed since they always take me on quite the musical jo
Nothing like an improv jam session where ever you may be. Even in a restaurant. Rick Lathem, Me and literally 12 other percussionists are playing. We got a standing O when we were finished by every
Playing Udu for the man himself - Bernard "Pretty" Purdie
Jam'n with the wonderfully talented Steve Forman
Introducing the Udu Drum to the incredible Dennis Chambers. Wow! What a groove he has and he asked me to play for him. What an absolute honor that was...
Gerry James, Interworld Music. A true hero of mine. It was a dream come true when Gerry became the executive producer of my instructional video "The How To of Udu". Check out their line of instruct
Performing in Duet with the incredible Flamenco Guitarist, Maria Zemantauski
My original two musical Heros: My Band Teachers = Mr. Malcolm MacNaughton, High School & Mr. Thomas Two of the most amazing men that I was absolutely blessed to have as teachers. Mr. MacNaughton - Wasn't afraid to call you out and demand the best that you had and Mr. Hyde because of him being so progressive my professional career started in 8th grade.
Ade Knowles, Me and Zorkie Nelson My rhythm brothers: Grew up listening to Ade Knowles with Gil Scott Heron and blessed to work regularly with Ghanaian Master Drummer, Zorkie Nelson - Absolute Magic to create with these two giants!
Big Joe Fitz and the Lo Fi's Smoothest, Soulful Blues in the Hudson Valley; Big Joe Fitz, Me, Mark Dziuba, and Robert Bard
Michael Benedict's Drum Battle at Cohoes Music Hall What an amazing opportunity to be in the company of these first call players in the Capital District: Dave Gleason, Mike Lawrence, Michael Benedict, Brian Patnaude, Bob Halak, Chris Pasin, Pete Sweeney
Brian Melick During Michael Benedict's Drum Battle at Cohoes Music Hall - Rock'n the Cajon as a "Kit In The Box"
Cathie Ryan with Jeff Tyzik and the Fort Worth Symphony What a wonderful ongoing opportunity to get to work with the amazingly talented Cathie Ryan and incomparable Maestro Jeff Tyzik
Ellen Sinopoli's Dance Company featuring "Underground Playground" An absolute pleasure for over 25 years working with the amazing passionate prolific choreographer Ellen Sinopoli and her incredibly talented modern dance company based out of the Egg in Albany, NY
Ellen Sinopoli's Dance Company and the Center for Disabilities = "MOVE" Program I continue to be moved deeply with the ongoing work that I get to do in support of Ellen Sinopoli's Dance Company and the Children and Adults of the Center for Disabilities. Constantly reminded of the power of music and dance. Remarkable on so many levels
With Ellen Sinopoli's Dance Company Another shot of celebrating "MOVE" movement and music with the Center for Disabilities. Very honored to be a part of this ongoing work.
Mr Ivan At the Center for Disabilities at Smith Center rehearsing for their upcoming performance with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company 1 of 3
Me with Djembe and Micheal Thiele's Slit Drum At the Center for Disabilities at Smith Center rehearsing for their upcoming performance with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company 2 of 3
Rehearsal At the Center for Disabilities at Smith Center rehearsing for their upcoming performance with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company 3 of 3
Letting Miss Ella play the Djembe MOVE Performance with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at the Center for Disabilities Langen School 1of 7
Big Smiles MOVE Performance with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at the Center for Disabilities Langen School 2 of 7
Dancing with a prop MOVE Performance with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at the Center for Disabilities Langen School 3 of 7
Mov'n and Groov'n MOVE Performance with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at the Center for Disabilities Langen School 4 of 7
Moment of Creative Movement MOVE Performance with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at the Center for Disabilities Langen School 5 of 7
Mr Joe drumming during the performance MOVE Performance with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at the Center for Disabilities Langen School 6 of 7
Sharing a musical moment with Mr Joe MOVE Performance with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at the Center for Disabilities Langen School 7 of 7
Chris Shaw & Bridget Ball = Mt. Snow and Mistletoe Christmas 25 years I have had the blessings to be involved in creating a warm and rich Christmas Holiday tradition with some of the Northeast Areas Iconic Americana and Roots Artists: Kevin McKrell, Chris Shaw, John Kirk and Bridget Ball
Garland Nelson & Soul Session Fell in love with this man G as soon as I heard him sing!!! No joke. Will move you down to your little toe. Has the power and the passion from church as well as the edge from the streets. It is a pleasure to be in the company of these amazing players!!!
An Evening with a Percussionist - My First Solo Show Celebrating my first ever Solo Concert at the world renown Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY. Capacity crowd I got everyone beating rhythms on the table and taught advanced sugar packet shaker technique! Incredible. Thank you Sarah Craig
Photo 2 of An Evening with a Percussionist A view from stage right of some of the instruments I presented and performed on: Paper Drums, Rack of Textures, Frame Drums, Lego Drum Kit, Udu, Congas, Cajon, Boombakini, Slit Drum, Agogo Cluster etc. etc.
Bernstein Bard Quintet Absolute heaven creating with these gentleman. So incredible is the feeling to be inside of their music and to be able to feel the air around every note. No kidding! Always Inspiring. Peter Davis, Steve Bernstein, Me, Robert Bard, and Mark Bernstein
Globtrotting Magical everytime I get to create with these two remarkable musicians: John Davey and Steve Gorn
Seth Warden Trio on Nancy Fuller's Food Network's Farmhouse Rules_3 Always a musical treat and adventure to create both children's music = "Seth and the Moody Melix" and Adult Contemporary Music = "Seth Warden Trio" we were honored for a second time to work with the Food Networks Nancy Fuller on her "Farmhouse Rules" Show
Seth Warden Trio / Seth and the Moody Melix A shot from the Food Network "Farmhouse Rules" show hosted by famed cook Nancy Fuller. What an honor to create the music for Nancy. Thank you.
Me and my Amedia Cymbals A Birdseye view of my studio kit with my family of incredibly musical and dynamic Amedia Cymbals. Very honored to be an endorsee of this amazing cymbal company. Thank you Mr. Dominick Gagliano
Made a Lego Drum Set for Percussive Arts Society's Rhythm! Discovery Center Honored beyond words to have been asked to make a Lego Drum Set for the international drum orgainization, Percussive Art's Society's Rhythm! Discovery Center and Museum's permanent collection. Visit http://rhythmdiscoverycenter.org/and-the-kitchen-sink/
My Lego Drum Kit for PAS Rhythm! Discovery Center and Museum with Amedia Onik Cymbals = The Lego Drum Set I built for the Percussive Art Society's international percussion Rhythm! Discovery Center and Museum's permanent collection, Indianapolis, Indiana. Honored to have been asked by them. Thank you to my cymbal company Amedia Cymbals.
Joy Adler and the Souls of Evolution Joy is an absolute national treasure with the work that she does in assisting everyone but specifically care givers to stay grounded. Always moved by the work that I get to do with Joy, Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius and Mick Murdick
With the remarkable uduman himself Frank Giorgini Blessed beyond a lifetime to have crossed paths with this gentleman over 25 years ago. I was deeply touched by his work in refining the process of making the Nigerian Udu Drum. Through this instrument I have found a large part of my musical voice.
Golfstrom Incredibly rich and incredibly beautiful is the music and these musicians that I get to work with. Exploring a diverse mix of European music from the 30's and beyond. What joy it is to create with Sergei Nirenburg, Bobby Kendall, and Jonathan Greene
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Eastman School of Music 1 View of Kodak Hall Balcony's from Stage
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Eastman School of Music 2 View of the center of the Kodak Hall ceiling detail
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Eastman School of Music 3 View of Kodak Halls House Left Painted Wall Murals
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Eastman School of Music 4 View of Kodak Halls House Right Painted Wall Murals
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Eastman School of Music 5 View of Kodak Hall Stage Right Acoustic Wall Panels
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Eastman School of Music 6 My Little Rig with Big Sound when I need it!
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Eastman School of Music 7 View of Cathie Ryan's Band at Sound Check before our performance with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra from upstage L to R: Patsy O'Brien: Guitar / Vocals, Me, Cathie Ryan: Vocals / Bodhran, Patrick Mangan: Violin
Heard_at_2019_MLK_Celebration_in_Saratoga_Springs_NY_4_Me_sharing_my_experience_of_having_the_Udu_co Sharing my experience of being a small part of a wonderful cultural exchange that occurred in our lifetime that lead me to be a part of a very big international family of percussionists who are inspired and moved by the Nigerian Side Hole Pot Drum: Udu
Big_Joe_Fitz_and_the_LoFis_wsg_Community_Gospel_Trio_2018_AD_Concert_0427181 Big Joe Fitz and the Community Gospel Trio
Brian___Reggie_Harris_2 1 of 3 Performing with the absolute treasure himself: Reggie Harris
Brian___Reggie_Harris_3 2 of 3 Performing with the absolute treasure himself: Reggie Harris
Brian___Reggie_Harris_4 3 of 3 Performing with the absolute treasure himself: Reggie Harris
EWK___Me_at_HVCC Blessed to be in this woman's musical world. With the remarkably talented Miss Elizabeth Woodbury-Kasius
for_wall_Latin_Jazz_Quartet_after_a_kill_n_Cha_Cha_of_Dave_s_edited A wonderful moment in time performing with 3 amazing musicians: Dave Gleason; piano, Eric Walentowicz; Woodwinds and one of my absolute drumming hero's; Bob Halek
A beautiful shot of the incredible Black Diamond Pearl Leedy Drum Set I inherited from my Great Uncle Earl McClary taken at the amazing and famous Mohonk Mt. House
Jerry_Morrata_and_Me_at_Dreamland_Studio1 With the great Jerry Marotta at his Dreamland Studio while recording with Heard
Joel_Moss_and_Me_at_Dreamland_Studio1 With the wonderful Joel Moss at the beautiful Dreamland Studio. Always a pleasure and a privilege to work with this incredible world re-known producer. Always gets the very best from you. Blessed to call him friend.
Maria_Z___Me_when_we_hit_the_ending_together A very nice moment caught while in performance with the remarkable Maria Z(emantauski)
Me_and_Studio_Stu_at_HVCC_Lego_Drum_Set_Informance_taken_by_Vincent_Giordano 1 of 3 Duet performance with the incomparable Studio Stu: Studivarious (tub bass) & vocal during my Informance highlighting my Lego Drum Set at Hudson Valley Community College
Me_playing_Lego_Drum_Set_at_HVCC_3 2 of 3 Informance highlighting my Lego Drum Set at Hudson Valley Community College
Lego_Drum_Set_Informance_at_HVCC_041317_photo_101 3 of 3 Inviting audience members to get an up close and personal look of my Lego Drum Set during my Informance at Hudson Valley Community College
MS_Orch_Rehearsal_at_Kevins_edited Rehearsal with Kevin McKrell, John Kirk and Trish Miller for our upcoming Mountain Snow Orchestra Christmas Concert at the Egg
Photo_of_all_Musicians_on_Joe_Giardullo_Red_Morroco_Recording_released_by_French_Label_in_front_of_T Honored to be a part of these amazingly creative musicians on Joe Giardullo Red Morocco released by Rogue Records in front of Thomas Marks Make Believe Ballroom Studio Saugerties NY
The_New_McKrells_at_The_Palace_Theater_Albany_NY1 In Concert with The McKrells at the Palace Theater
Kaatsbaan International Dance Center 1 of 14 Main Entry to the Beautiful Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Rear Deck of the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center 2 of 14 Rear Deck leading to the Dance Studios at the Beautiful Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Beautiful Vista of the Catskill Mountains 3 of 14 Calming and Serene Grounds of the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Original Mural of Horses 4 of 14 One of the Dance Studios at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Performance Space 5 of 14 Dance Space Set Up with Scrim in the Front, Screen in the Rear for World Premier of AFT.er: Exploring the 5 Stages of Grief at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Computer Generated Graphics on Scrim 6 of 14 Casting real time sensor created images onto scrim based on dance movements programmed and operated by artistic director and computational artist; David Aloka. Lighting design by; Stephanie Van Sandt at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Computer Generated Graphics on Scrim downstage and on Screen upstage 7 of 14 AFT.er featuring the beautiful choreography of Ellen Sinopoli and the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
View from Upstage Left 8 of 14 View of Dance Space behind Scrim at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
View of effervescent costumes 9 of 14 Amazing costumes designed and created by Kim Vanyo for AFT.er under special lighting another level appears creating a dynamic shift to the movement of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Miss Maria Z 10 of 14 Co - Composer the incredibly talented and wonderfully passionate Maria Zemantauski for the 9 movements that make up the music for AFT.er - We performed some of the movements completely LIVE and some movements we included pre-recorded sound beds
Our World 11 of 14 View from the Dance Space of our set up at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
My View 12 of 14 My look into Dance Space where I get to interact directly with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
View From The House 13 of 14 My set up to create the 5 stages of grief for AFT.er at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Sound EFX 14 of 14 A close up of a beautiful array of Sounds, Colors and Textures to create a huge dynamic range in support of AFT.er: Exploring the 5 Stages of Grief at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
With Ellen Sinopoli Talented dosen't even come close to describing this woman. I am truly blessed beyond words to have had the opportunity to cross paths with Ellen and to have continued our work together for over 3 decades. She is an absolute treasure.
Me and Greg Haymes Comparing Orange Shakers - Love this guy!!! Incredibly talented artist.
Me & Miss Camille West One of the most remarkably talented singer songwriters - She can make you laugh literally until you cry. One of the original "Four Bitchen Babes!" Love this woman. Blessed to have performed and recorded with Camille.
Proctors Fortunate to have booth performed and presented at this legendary world class theater
Proctors Theater View from the Stage Performed there with Heard, The McKrells and with Edward Villella and the Miami City Ballet
Proctors Theater View from the House was very fortunate to have been asked to create a 3 part concert series entitled "Celebration of Rhythm" for a few years celebrating music diversity and highlighting that diversity right here in our Capital Region. Concerts featured two different groups.
Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie, ny Had the extreme pleasure of performing in this Historic Theater with the great American singer / songwriters; Jay Unger and Molly Mason
Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie NY View from the House I had to pinch myself when I was downstage center performing on my udu drum standing inches away from the amazing singer Laurel Massé. Blessed to call her friend.
The New McKrells With some of the greatest people you can find yourself on stage with L to R Doug Moody, Orion Kribs, Me, Arlin Greene, Johnny Kribs, and Kevin McKrell
Clayton Opera House Beautifully elegant, historic and quaint theater
Clayton Opera House View from the Stage What a pleasure it was to perform for a full house with the Seth Warden Trio / Seth & The Moody Melix performing our children and family concert
Cohoes Music Hall I have performed many shows here over the years of very different feels and music from Musical Theater to Jazz & Latin
Cohoes Music Hall View from the Stage Hoodwinked & Nunsense...
Cohoes Music Hall View from Balcony Michael Benedict's "Drum Battle"
Cohoes Music Hall View from the House Incredible, Intimate and Beautiful historic theater.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall No words to describe this incredibly magical space. The phrase "You Can Hear A Pin Drop" I truly believe was coined here first. Remarkably perfect in acoustics. I am honored to have both performed and recorded here.
Troy Music Hall View from the Stage Internationally sought after for both recording as well as performing. I had the extreme pleasure to record two times for Grammy Award winning Record Label Dorian for both Laura Risk, Scottish Fiddler and for Chris Norman, Celtic Flutist.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall View from the House Am very honored to have performed on this stage with Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, The McKrells, Maria Zemantauski, Planet Light, Eileen Ivers, and every year for 16 years with Chris Shaw & Bridget Ball celebrating the holidays with their annual concert.
Mountain Snow Orchestra I feel very lucky to be between two remarkably talented friends L to R John Kirk, Me and Kevin McKrell, who I get to share the stage with and keep the "Mountain Snow and Mistletoe" legacy continuing!!!
The Egg Remarkable building with two very different kind of performance spaces -
Kitty Carlisle Hart Theatre Sits 1000. Have had the privilege to perform in this room with The Peggy Delaney Trio, The McKrells and NY Banjo Sumit
Lewis A Swyer Theatre Incredibly intimate performance space. I have had the pleasure to both perform / presented and recorded in this theater. Presented my first concert ever "Leading Ladies & Uduboy", Performed with The World Percussion Quartet, Chris Shaw & Bridget Ball...
Palace Theater, Albany, NY Beautiful, Historic Theater. I have had the pleasure of performing in many times
Palace Theater View from the House Incredible experiences performing in this amazing Theater with SuperNOVA and the McKrells
Palace Theater View from the Stage
Landmark Theater, Syracuse, NY
Landmark Theater Syracuse View from the Stage Had the wonderful opportunity to perform in this magical historic theater with The McKrells
Landmark Theater View from the House
Landmark Theater View from House Right in Orchestra Section
Planet Light Sound Check at the infamous Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. This remarkable hall simply leaves you speechless.
Planet Light Getting set and checking tempos before our run through at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Planet Light Concert at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 1 of 6 My rig is set and ready to go
Planet Light Concert at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 2 of 6 15 Strong: Piano, Upright Bass, Drums, Percussion, Clarinet, Saxophones, Steel Pan, and 8 amazing voices
Planet Light Concert at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 3 of 6 Playing Kanjira (The Beautiful South Indian Frame Drum)
Planet Light Concert at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 5 of 6 Joining us to sing a beautiful song written by Zorkie Nelson, percussion honoring his mother and all Mothers - "Mother Bukom" is a wonderful children's choir of 18.
Planet Light Concert at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall 6 of 6 Me simply in the moment during this amazing concert
SPAC - Saratoga Performing Arts Center: Dance Program = "Rock n' Roll Revolution" Honored to be a pa SPAC's Arts in Ed Outreach L to R Dennis Moench: Director and Lead Teacher, Nate Braim: AT, Cristiane Santos: AT, Alicia Albright: Broadway Actress & SG, Sean Iacopell: AT, Me & Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius: Musicians
During concert with Kevin McKrell at the Music Haven Stage for Mona Golub. Photo by Rudy Lu
Side Show Gipsy at Gaffneys Show 012420 by Kathy Hills Dickinson
Bernstein Bard Quartet
Rooftop Swing Dance with the Bernstein Bard Quartet, Beacon Hotel & Spa, Beacon, NY - 360 view of the stunning Hudson Valley
In Concert with Big Joe Fitz & The LoFi's w/ vsg Community Gospel Trio
Incredible group of young guns - Charles Cornell and his Latin Big Band at the beautiful historic Strand Theater
Absolutely beautiful custom Shekere made for me by Timbal Cornwell. Sounds even more beautiful then it looks!
Pre-Concert Photo of Hiroaki Honshuku Me Mark Kleinhaut at Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga
Moment just after a performing a kill'n Cha Cha written by Dave Gleason; piano with Eric Walentowicz: sax and one of my all time favorite drummers, Bob Halek
After performance with two remarkable musicians (L) Dave Maswick and (R) Joel Brown. Beautiful harmonies!
Our "Family Photo" for our New Baltimore Arts & Music Festival with Thomasina Winslow and Al Kash
Very very special and moving moment for me during a program at the Center for Disabilities. This young man is deaf. He felt the vibrations from my playing. Slide over and gently leaned on my to feel the music. The absolute power of connecting with someone else through our work. Simply inspiring.
Chart from Joe Giardullo's amazing recording session Music for Eleven released as "Red Morocco" by Rogue Records
Side Show Gypsy = James Cappello : bass, Sonny Speed: keys, Joe Mele: guitar, Marcus Ruggiero: lead vocals & guitar, Me
Recording session with Johnny Steven's at Carl Mateo's Studio
Moment caught by photographer Stephanie J Bartik
Beautiful shot of my rig by Stephanie J Bartik
Close up of a handful of my tinkles by Stephanie J Bartik
Warden & Co. = Seth Warden, Doug Moody & Me
One of my absolute musical hero's Spike Jones. Incrediblly entertaining, remarkably talented!!!
One of my most treasured photo's: At 18 with two incredible people. Dave Gifford: guitar and Ed Schultz: Elkavox Accordion played with Leslie Speaker (what an incredible sound). Performed all kinds of music with these two men. Such wonderful mentors to me. What an important foundation I developed because these guys gave me a shot! Love you two.
Tin Can Alley = Michael Eck, Jeff Strange, Kevin McKrell, Me, and Greg Haymes
Me and Greg Haymes. Bedpan and Washboard, what else do you need!
Tin Can Alley Duo - Michael Eck & I
Tin Can Alley Duet: Michael Eck & I
Warden & Co. at Caffe Lena's, Saratoga Springs, NY
Side Show Gipsy at Gaffneys Show 012420 by Kathy Hills Dickinson