Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh Duo + CARL

I’m very excited to announce that Paul Middendorf, Andrew Durham and myself will be presenting the Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh Duo in Houston May 25th! Our band CARL will be opening with John Kennedy and Beth Dodds on drums. We will be putting on two separate shows, one at 7:30 PM and one and 9:30 PM, at SpaceHL, one of Houston’s hippest art galleries. $20 per show, $30 for both. You can check out more info and buy tickets here:

2019 Shows

Here are some shows I’m booking/playing/directing coming up in 2019:

January 13- Samantha Riott/Sandy Ewen Duo @Christmas Island, w/ CARL, Sonia Flores, and Enemy Goddess

January 26- Danny Kamins/Emmanuel Guajardo/Joe Wozny/Anders Zelinski @ Space HL

January 30th- Neutrals@ Khon’s w/ Tracksuit Superstar

February 2nd- Radio Shock@ Leon’s Lounge w/ CARL, Jessica Fuquay, Emily Aeyer/Megan Easely

February 10th- Michael Foster/Claire Rousay/Thomas Helton @ AvantGarden W/ CARL, David Dove/Megan Easely, Rebecca Novak/Ruth Langston

February 15th- Rice University Winter Jazz Concert, Gladu Band Hall, Rice University

February 16th- Rice University Jazz Combo @ Archway Gallery

February 21st- Rice University Moody Center Cocktail Hour: Kamins/Vinetz Duo

February 23rd- Rosalie Co-op House Show: Cyclops Joint, Danny Kamins Solo, Mephedrone, Pink Eye

February 28th- Philip White @ Khon’s w/ Brian Kehinde, RVD Trio, Annotation Trio

March 9th- Flender Tape Release w/ CARL, Carnival of Blood @ 3518 Griggs

March 12th- Nutria @ Khon’s w/ coyotebloodbath, Robert Pearson, Paul Connolly, KA (curated by Paul Connolly)

March 31st- HSDS (Houston Swing Dance Society) lesson/rehearsal at the El Dorado Ballroom- Rice University Big Band

April 5th- Rice University Spring Swing Dance Concert, Gladu Band Hall, Rice University

April 19th- All local Houston avant-garde fest at Khon’s: Rice University Improvised Music Trio, Enemy Goddess, Aaron Russell/Sonia Flores, LeJeune/Kamins/Adkison Trio, Megan Easely/Beth Dodds

May 4th- Rice/CyFair Jazz Band Concert, 6 Strings Music Academy, Cypress


National Tour Winter 2018

Here are the dates:

New Orleans-Sidebar-11/27
Atlanta- Magic Lantern- 11/29
Philadephia- Random Tea Room- 12/2
NYC- Bushwick Public House- 12/3
Boston-Outpost 186- 12/6
Washington, DC- Rhizome- 12/8
Baltimore- True Vine Record Shop- 12/9
Shreveport- Minicine Swampland- 12/11

Additional dates with Sandy Ewen/Damon Smith:

Dallas- Top Ten Records- 12/13
Denton- Backyard on Bell- 12/14
Houston- Khon’s- 12/18

Huge thanks to Rob Cambre, Andy Durta, Majid Araim, Leo Suarez, Joe Hertenstein, Stephen Gauci, Damon Smith, Luke Stewart, Hayden Wright, David Nelson, Lily Taylor, Rick Eye, and Khon Lu for making this all possible!

New Performance Dates

October 29th, 2018- T,WS with Abel Cisneros.

November 16th, 2018- Rice University Fall Jazz Festival.

November 17th, 2018- 14 Pews with Deluge (Megan Easely, Danny Kamins, Ryan Edwards).

November 29th, 2018- Majid Aram’s house, Atlanta, GA.

December 2, 2018- Random Tea Room with Jack Wright and Leo Suarez, Philadelphia, PA

December 3, 2018- Bushwick Improvised Music Series with Joe Hertenstein and David Leon, New York, NY.

December 6th, 2018- The Outpost 186 with Jeb Bishop, Damon Smith, and Ra Kalam Bob Moses, Boston, MA.

December 8th, 2018- Rhizome with Heart of the Ghost (Ian McColm, Luke Stewart, Jarrett Gilgore), Washington, D.C.

December 11th, 2018- Minicine Swampland, Shreveport, LA.

December 14th, 2018- Backyard on Bell with Etched in the Eye (Sandy Ewen, Danny Kamins, Robert Pearson), Denton, TX.

December 18th, 2018- Khon’s with Etched in the Eye, Houston, TX.


Moody Center Show + TX Tour

I’m very excited about an upcoming show at Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 11th. This concert will feature graphic score works by four great musicians/composers: Vinny Golia, Motoko Honda, Karlton Hester and Garrett Wingfield. I will be performing in a sax trio with Vinny and Garrett, as well as playing with Karlton and Motoko on her composition Entanglement. Free admission, and open to the public! It will be held in the Lois Chiles Theater at the Rice Moody Center for the Arts.

There will also be a masterclass given by all four composers in the Shepherd School of Music, Lecture Room 1401.

Just as exciting is that Garrett, Vinny and I will take the sax trio on a regional tour of Texas following the Moody Concert. Here are the dates:

10/12- Masterclass at University of North Texas, Denton

10/12- Excessive Saxophone Music feat. Vinny Golia at Midway Craft House, Denton

10/14- Further Jazz w/ Vinny Golia, Garrett Wingfield, Danny Kamins at Wild Detectives, Dallas

10/15- MeMerMo Monday Series, Austin

10/16- Lowcountry Cocktail Bar, San Antonio

New show added!

As if there wasn’t enough to do this fall, one more show has been added to the list. This will feature Ben Roidl-Ward, a great improvising bassoonist, along with some veteran local acts.

Sound Exchange, Friday, September 7th
Roidl-Ward/Kamins Duo
Thickets (Austin Cooley, Carol Sandin Cooley, Rebecca Novak)
7 pm-11 pm
$5 donation for out of town musicians.