November has been a solid month for shows so far. On the 3rd, I booked a great electroacoustic musician named Tim Kaiser (from Duluth, MN) at Sound Exchange, one of Houston’s beloved record shops. And on November 6th Jack Wright, a phenomenal veteran of improvised music and saxophone extended technique, came through and played a killer set at AvantGarden with his trio, Roughhousing (based out of Philadelphia, PA). It featured him as well as Evan Lipson on bass and Zach Darrup on guitar, both of whom are excellent.
Late November and early December is going to be great, too: Rice Big Big Band Fall Concert (11/17), Rice Jazz Combo at Khon’s (11/19), Rice Jazz Combo at Rice Coffeehouse (11/3). December 4th will be the amazing duo of Michael Foster (sax) and Ben Bennett (percussion) + a first time trio of Denton improvisors Karl Roeling (sax), Chase Gardner (electronics), and Megan Easely (amplified water) upstairs at AvantGarden.
Come on out!
Here are 4 different shows I am booking/playing on this September:
Cut Shutters (incredible noise/sound collage duo from Denton, TX) with Deluge (Danny Kamins-sax, Megan Easely-amplified water)- Vinal Edge Records, September 8th, 7 pm
Sean Hamilton (Florida based solo percussionist) with the RVD Trio (Danny Kamins- sax, Robert Pearson- keyboards, Victor Hernandez- bass)- Khon’s, September 9th, 8 pm
Rodenticide (no wave rage/assault from NYC), CARL, Ak’chamel, :::kai/ros:::- Walter’s Downtown, September 13th, 9 pm
Jamie Branch/Anteloper (Trumpet/synth/drums duo from NYC), Thomas Helton/Danny Kamins/Victor Hernandez (sax/two basses)- Sound Exchange, September 20th, exact time TBA
Announcing the release of After Effects! This record features me on baritone sax, Damon Smith on double bass, Alvin Fielder on drums/percussion, and Joe Hertenstein on drums/percussion. Available on FMR records. Give it a listen here: dannykamins.bandcamp.com/album/after-effects-available-on-fmr
I’m happy to announce the CARL 2017 Dirty South Tour! For those of you who don’t know, CARL is Houston’s premier free jazz/doom metal band, featuring me on sax and Andrew Durham on electric bass. We will be coming to a city near you:
7/31- Houston, TX, Avantgarden (w/ Sonia Flores/Damon Choice)
8/1- San Antonio, TX, Lowcountry (w/ The Whale)
8/3- New Orleans, LA, Allways Lounge (w/ Rob Cambre)
8/5- Jacksonville, FL, NeuSonics Music Festival (curated by Jamison Williams)
In addition, I (Danny Kamins) will be playing two dates with some different/awesome groups as well:
8/10- Denton, TX, Tom’s Daquiri (quartet w/ Rick Eye, Matt Frerck, Beth Dodds)
8/12- Shreveport, LA, Minicine Swampland (trio w/ Robert Pearson, Victor Hernandez)
Just want to announce a couple of upcoming Houston gigs: I’ll be playing a saxophone/amplified water duo with Megan Easely at Khon’s, July 7th. Not something you see everyday; in fact, it’s something I’ve never done before. Should be a good time. Robert Pearson will open with a solo set on keyboards. Show starts at 8 pm, $5 cover.
And on July 14th, I’m looking forward to playing at Vinal Edge records with NYC based drummer Joe Hertenstein. We will be playing trio with my new found Houston bass compadre, Victor Hernandez. The show is free! And there will be a keg of beer from 8th wonder brewery! Free show, beer and improvised music, what more could you want?
Look for summer tour dates coming soon.
It’s a busy summer! On June 10th, I went up to Denton to play improvised music with Robert Pearson (keys) and Victor Hernandez (bass). Big thanks to Rick Eye and Rachel King for making it happen. It was great to see my Denton buddies again.
On June 15th, I played with Thomas Helton (bass) and Victor Hernandez at the newly opened Rice Moody Center for the Arts. We performed two sets: one of entirely improvised music, and one that was a 30 minute long, 3 page excerpt of Treatise, the seminal graphic score piece by Cornelius Cardew. We performed on Repeater, a scuplture/installation by Brooklyn based artist David Scanavino. Much thanks to Ian Cion, Allison Weaver, and Joel Thompson at the Moody Center for making it happen.
And last but definitely not least, I have a record coming out on the British label FMR Records! It is entitled After Effects, and features the talents of me, Damon Smith (bass), Alvin Fielder (drums), and Joe Hertenstein (drums). It will be available for purchase/streaming on my bandcamp page soon.
Look for more events coming up soon!