Summer Shows in Poland, Germany, Texas, California

Some shows this summer I’m stoked to be playing-

June 8th, Krakow, PL- Cricoteka, guest w/ the Krakow Improvisers Orchestra

June 12th, Krakow, PL- Galeria, Trio w/ Paulina Owczarek and Michal Dymny

June 29th, Berlin, GE- Petersburg Art Gallery, Danny Kamins solo

July 2nd, Berlin, GE- Loophole, Danny Kamins solo alongside Anil Eraslan

July 14th, Houston, TX- Khon’s, TelePrompTer alongside Sfyria Trio, Speed Metal Love, Seth Paynter

July 19th, Pasadena, CA- Battery Books, Trio w/ Vinny Golia, Garrett Wingfield

August 3rd, Sunnyvale, CA- Sunnyvale House Show, Trio w/ Vinny Golia, Garrett Wingfield alongside Anastasia Clark, Rodrigo Barriga Quartet, David Lechuga-Espadas

August 12th, Oakland, CA- ProArts, Danny Kamins solo, more TBA


Also, the sax trio (Danny Kamins, Vinny Golia, Garrett Wingfield) will be recording in Ojai, CA on July 30th with John Baffa (has recorded Johnny Cash, Melvins, Mike Patton, etc.)


Astral Spirits Release: CARL- Solid Bottom

Very excited to announce that a new CARL tape will be coming out on Astral Spirits June 14th! CARL is my free jazz/doom metal band with Andrew Durham, and this release will feature Damon Smith as well. Big thanks to Nate Cross at Astral Spirits for making it all possible!

Pre order will be May 20th, and we will have tapes available for pre order at the Brotzmann/Leigh show at SpaceHL May 25th!

Late May/Early June Shows

I’m taking a break from booking shows until late May, but around that time I will be hosting two shows that will be absolutely amazing: Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh on May 25th at SpaceHL, and Chris Pitsiokos on June 3rd at Khon’s (in a brand new space!). Both of these shows are going to be really special and something you don’t want to miss… Houston area saxophonists, I’m looking at you! Check out more:

Brotzmann/Leigh FB Event:

Chris Pitsiokos FB Event:


Buy tickets for Brotzmann/more info here:




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.