OUT TO LUNCH! The music of composer/multi instrumentalist Eric Dolphy, arranged for a dynamic improvising sextet, including no-input mixer and electronics. Something sweet, something tender, something else!
OCTOPUS Percussion duo with my partner and percussionist Germaine Liu. Together, we explore the possibilities of the double drum set, found objects and minimalist compositional processes.
REGENERATION TRIO A trio of improvisers - Diane Roblin, Rob Cutton and me. We play each other's music - sketches and tunes (as well as Carla Bley) in the spirit of improvisation and adventure.
IMAGINARY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLEa chameleon-like entity that grows and sheds limbs; changes colouration, shape and configuration; and otherwise adapts to the creative possibilities dreamed up by three creative percussionists—Germaine Liu, Joe Sorbara, and Mark Zurawinski.
ALANIARIS An instrumental power trio that plays Greek rebetiko music and original compositions. "Combining rock, jazz, surf and Eastern European traditions, this trio effortlessly glide beyond stylistic boundaries into the outlandish sonic region." Bryon Hayes, Exlaim Magazine
HAPPENINGS Synth/Bass/Drums trio with Andy Yue and Jim Sexton. Free-jazz, minimalist, trance electro-acoustic improvisations. Sometime sounds a little bit like Paul Bley, meets The Necks, featuring Herbie Hancock.
EVAN DESAULNIER TRIO Post-bop group featuring guitarist Evan Desaulnier's original compositions and unique treatments of jazz standards reaching into ska-reggae, americana, and other genres as musical palettes.
FRIENDS OF MARKOS Greek Rebetiko, in a slightly more traditional context with a spirited five piece acoustic ensemble. You can catch the Friends at street festivals around Toronto in the summer and often busking in the Annex.
DOWNSHIFTA skate punk band from another lifetime - later renamed Burn The Past. We played really fast. I think that was our thing. The 20th anniversary release of 'Before you knew me' is out now on People of Punk Records.