The folks at LinkedIn hosted a fantastic holiday party last December. Luckily, some friends and I were invited to play music all night long - and the event was nothing short of spectacular. Held in the historic San Francisco Ferry Building, there were plenty of tasty hors d'oeuvres, libations, live music, dancing, and entertainment.
Terese Taylor, Robb Johnson, Mr. Andrew, Wolf Larsen and I shared the stage, playing everything from original music to (not so) traditional Christmas sing-along tunes.
To read more about the event, check out the write-up on LinkedIn's blog page.
Or visit the photos page to see more party pictures.
special thanks to M Portraits for capturing the moment!
Dr. Drew and I decided to put together some Christmas tunes for the holidays. For the past few weeks we've been busking the streets of Noe Valley and Cole Valley in San Francisco, having a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who stopped to listen, smile or nod, bob, dance, or wave. It was the perfect end to 2009.
I apologize for not being around lately, as it's been months since the last update. Most of the summer has been spent getting my trumpet-playing chops in shape for a new band I recently joined -- The Gomorran Social Aid & Pleasure Club
It's a six-piece band: tuba, drums, banjo, trumpet, clarinet, and trombone. We mix old school New Orleans jazz, funk and rock in an indie sort of way... which results in fun, upbeat, party-inciting music with an infectious groove!
Recently, we had a live in-studio appearance at Pirate Cat Radio in the heart of San Francisco's Mission district. You can listen to that broadcast on the b.side podcast by clicking on the link below:
Last week I was hanging out at Hotel Utah for their open mic - it's been rated the best in the Bay Area for the past 3 years straight! It was 'Cover Your Friend's Song' night, and they recorded all of the performances. Click the link below to hear the live recordings:
The first song is "Falling Apart" by Ryan Flick, who I met while living in Denver. He's a great singer/songwriter with a straight-ahead 'tell it like it is' attitude. Check out more of his music on Myspace.
The second song is "Cry" by Rossana. She's a soulful singer/songwriter from LA who just moved up here. I'm accompanying her on trumpet, letting her do all the singing and guitar playing. If you like what you hear, check out her website for more info.
The guys at Mevio are hip to the local underground music scene here in SF. A few Fridays ago we shot a live video in their SOMA studio...