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Tonight 8/18/21 at Domaine Wine Bar in LIC!

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I’ll be playing trombone and ukulele tonight with with Matt Ray on piano and Todd Londagin also on trombone (for two trombones and three part harmony) for your wine and cheese at Domaine Bar A Vins (50-04 Vernon Blvd right by the 7 stop) in beautiful Long Island City, New ...

Saturday 3/27 Live FB Stream

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J. Walter Hawkes, Jack Grace, and Lara Hope performing for the Golden Gate Symphony live stream

SATURDAY 8PM EST! Live stream!! I’ll be one of three performers featured. I’ll stream a 45 min(-ish) set from my studio! They have this very nice picture of me playing the trombone. Little to those ...

"Dream" (Johnny Mercer) for Barbès [Video]

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Happy 18th Birthday Barbès!!!

I’ve been playing there with a beaucoup of bands (including me own) since the year they opened. There’s no place on Earth like it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had amazing musical experiences there…both as observer and participant. Oh yeah, and the bar is ...

1/23 Pre-War Ponies @ Symphony Space!!!

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Plan ahead to come out of your post holiday depression hidey-hole with us! It’ll be such a nice time in a such a nice theater! This will be a very rare treat, so we hope you all can make it out. There will be no holiday music, ...

Automatic 3 single + Video release!!

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Automatic 3 is built from many different things: an organ found in the streets of LIC, a 1980s Commodore 64 computer*, a Stratocaster, a Fender bass, a trombone (or two or three or…), a vocoder, and a walk to a still pond in the middle of Virginia.

Video by @riel martian ...