Austin School of Music and Friends

Each month the faculty at Austin School of Music has an evening of jamming and eating at Muang Thai, the great restaurant next door to ASM’s north location.  If you are a performer, music student, or just someone who enjoys live muisc and Thai cuisine, come on down!  6:30-9:30pm.

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Fair Trade Film Festival

My Exotic Other and Sangeet Millennium plays sets as part of the Fair Trade Film Festival, at the Alamo Drafthouse South.

Music from 1-4pm.

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Springtime In Texas

They say that Central Texas does have four seasons: hot, cold, wet and dry.  But as the many brushfires are attesting, this year it’s mostly hot and dry.  This spring might be a good time to convert your Johnson grass yard to a xeriscape of prickly pear cactus and limestone chunks, the way God intended.

After a brief California tour with Larry Lange and His Lonely Knights, I’ll be embracing the Texas summer with a series of homegrown events, a musical xeriscape if you will.  As the location of the P.K.S.A.X. Global Command Center, Austin is always a hotbed of cultural and artistic activity.  This summer we will be working on some new recordings both for Manteca Beat, and for My Exotic Other.  We’ll be continuing our regular monthly events at Kickbutt Coffee, Romeo’s, Muang Thai, Momo’s, and other local hangouts, so check our event calendar for details.

As a music teacher, I work with individual students on technique and theory.  But I also offer group classes and workshops on music performance, theory, and music related topics.  This summer I will be collaborating with other teachers and performers to offer some exciting new classes as well as house concert-style presentations.  Some of the topics will include: 1) horn section skills, 2) jazz theory and arranging for instrumentalists and singers, 3) performing world music in the 21st century.

If you are a performer, music student, music historian, or just someone who is interested in the projects we offer, please drop us a line.  It’s going to be a long, hot summer so let’s get cooking.

Kickbutt Jazz Jam

Open jazz jam at Kickbutt Coffee, the first Tuesday o0f each month.  While Paul Klemperer is on tour in Los Angeles, this month’s jam will be co-hosted by Jimmy Fenno, John Groves, Sean Hopper, and Tony Bray.  8-11pm.

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Kickbutt Jazz Jam

The First Tuesday of each month is the jazz jam at Kickbutt Coffee, hosted by saxophonist Paul Klemperer. All levels and ages of jazz players are welcome! 8-11pm.
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