Author Archives: dannykamins

About dannykamins

Houston, TX based saxophonist and Jazz Band Director at Rice University.

Summer Shows/Events

Wednesday, June 22nd- Klub Spatif (Warsaw, PL) w/ Natan Kryszk, Bartosz Szablowski, Kamila Drabek, Jam session to follow

Saturday, July 9th- Untergruen Summerfest with Joe Hertenstein (Berlin, GE)

Friday, July 15th- Adam Goodwin, David Lejeune, Thomas Helton, Aga Zet/Ryan Hollaway, Aurum Son @ Khon’s (Houston, TX)

REGIONAL TX TOUR WITH EL MANTIS

Friday, July 22nd- El Mantis @ NMASS (Austin, TX)

Saturday, July 23rd- El Mantis, James Cameron Taylor, Porridge Fist @ Olga’s Mercado (San Antonio, TX)

Tuesday, July 26th- El Mantis, Carnival Of Blood @ Khon’s (Houston, TX)

Wednesday, July 27th- El Mantis, Nigel Newton+Jessica Stearns+Louise Fristensky, Courtney Marie+Kristina Smith+Stephen Lucas @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios (Denton, TX)

Friday, July 29th- El Mantis, E.M.P, and KA at Dan Electro’s (Houston, TX)

DANNY KAMINS NATIONAL TOUR

Saturday, July 30th- Zeitgeist with Will Thompson, Charles Pagano and Tom Milovac

courtesy of Andy Durta (New Orleans, LA)

Sunday, July 31st- HiHo Lounge, courtesy of Rob Cambre

Monday, August 1st- The Pilot courtesy of Matt Nelson (Knoxville, TN)

Thursday, August 4th- Kingfly Spirits courtesy of Eli Namay (Pittsburgh, PA)

Friday, August 5th- Fuse Factory courtesy of Alison Colman (Columbus, OH)

Saturday, August 6th- Eclectic Overdrive with Azure Sky Redux and Human Kindness, courtesy of Adam Arritola (Rochester, NY)

Monday, August 8th- Red Room- Duo with Simone Baron, courtesy of Samuel Burt (Baltimore, MD)

Tuesday, August 9th- Marc Edwards/James McKain/Danny Kamins Trio courtesy of Bruce Lee Gallanter at Downtown Music Gallery (NYC)

Wednesday, August 10th- Rhizome- Duo with Simone Baron, courtesy of Luke Stewart (Washington, DC)

Thursday, August 11th- Center For Connection+ Collaboration with Emily Hay and Kris Gruda (Asheville, NC)

Saturday, August 13th- East Village Arts with Taylor Rouss, Milton V, Cnida, Patrick Stone (Birmingham, AL)

Sunday, August 14th- No Tomorrow courtesy of Majid Araim (Atlanta, GA)

Wednesday, August 17th- Calamity Noise Series @ Hi Ho Lounge courtesy of Jason Van Ness (New Orleans, LA)

Thursday, August 18th- Fire Life Trio (Danny Kamins, Aaron Gonzalez, Stefan Gonzalez) and the Trumpet Killers, courtesy of Ernesto Montiel @ Wild Detectives (Dallas, TX)

Friday, August 19th- Ethan Campa, Danny Kamins/Ryan Hollaway Duo, Enemy Goddess, Challenger @ Khon’s (Houston, TX)

TEXAS/LOUISIANA MINI TOUR W/ RA KALAM BOB MOSES AND DAMON SMITH

Saturday, August 27th- Ra Kalam Bob Moses/Damon Smith/Danny Kamins courtesy of David Nelson @ Minicine? (Shreveport, LA)

Sunday, August 28th- Ra Kalam Bob Moses/Damon Smith/Danny Kamins courtesy of Elizabeth Sosa Bailey @ Talento Bilingue de Houston (Houston, TX)

Monday, August 29th- Ra Kalam Bob Moses/Damon Smith/Danny Kamins courtesy of Melissa Seely @ MeMerMo Monday Night Series (Austin, TX)

Tuesday, August 30th- Ra Kalam Bob Moses/Damon Smith/Aaron Gonzalez/Danny Kamins with Atomic @ Texas Theater (Dallas, TX)

Wednesday, August 31st- Ra Kalam Bob Moses/Damon Smith/Aaron Gonzalez/Danny Kamins courtesy of Sarah Ruth Alexander @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios (Denton, TX)

FALL HOUSTON SHOWS

Friday, September 16th- ADKT, Sapo Toro, Challenger @ Bohemeo’s (Houston, TX)

Spring Shows/Events

All shows are held in Houston, TX unless otherwise stated.

Sunday April 10th- Recording Session @ Seizures Palace, NYC w/ James McKain, Joey Sullivan

Monday April 11th- Bushwick Public House (NYC) w/ James McKain and Marc Edwards

Tuesday April 12th- Downtown Music Gallery (NYC) w/ Jamison Williams and Sandy Ewen

Monday April 18th- They, Who Sound w/ Lisa Cameron and Thomas Helton

Tuesday April 19th- Khon’s w/ Lisa Cameron and Thomas Helton

Thursday April 21st- X rated show at Bohemeo’s with Vomitatrix, Facelift, KA

Sunday April 24th- Relative Dissonance w/ Susan Alcorn at Houston Piano Company

Friday April 29th- Nameless Sound Ensemble feat. Le Quan Ninh and Bloc’s D’Incidence

Friday May 6th- Bohemeo’s w/ Ethan Campa, coyotebloodbath, Enemy Goddess, Zer0fix with Thou Shalt Not Kill….Except

Thursday May 12th- Private Jazz Function at Museum Of Fine Arts Houston-Rienzi w/ Allison Wood

Friday May 13th- Khon’s w/ Carl Smith, Robert Pearson, Ryan Hollaway, Cyclops Joint

Sunday May 15th- Relative Dissonance/EYEMusic: Laughing at the Gorgon, a portrait of Robert Pearson- Archway Gallery

Sunday May 22nd- FIRST SHOW EVER! ADKT at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios (Denton, TX)

Monday May 30th- MeMerMo Monday night series w/ Thomas Helton and Lisa Cameron (Austin, TX)

Groundwater Recharge

I’m pleased to announce the release of Groundwater Recharge, now out on Balance Point Acoustics. This CD features the talents of Damon Smith, Rebecca Novak, Sandy Ewen, Jerome Bryerton, and myself, in both quintet and trio settings. You can check it out on my personal bandcamp:

https://dannykamins.bandcamp.com/album/groundwater-recharge

And at BPA’s bandcamp here:

https://balancepointacoustics.bandcamp.com/album/groundwater-recharge-bpaltd15015

Danny Kamins- Disruptor

Disruptor is now out on Noise Pelican Records! This is a solo album of alto sax, baritone sax, and bass clarinet that was recorded during the pandemic last year. You can check it out/purchase it here:

https://dannykamins.bandcamp.com/album/disruptor

https://noisepelicanrecords.bandcamp.com/album/disruptor-danny-kamins

Also check out the CD release party at Khon’s bar, Wednesday October 20th! More info here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/3795335720569847

Shows This September

Wednesday 9/1- Khon’s, Houston, TX- Duo with Matthew Frerck.

Thursday 9/2- Rubber Gloves Recording Studio, Denton, TX- Duo with Rick Eye.

Saturday 9/4- Minicine Swampland, Shreveport, LA- Trio with Aaron and Stefan Gonzalez. Potential Special Guest- Dennis Gonzalez.

FB events coming soon!

Solo Saxophone Show In Warsaw

On July 8th, I will be playing a solo saxophone set at the art gallery Pracownia Wschodnia in Warsaw, PL. More info here: