Performance at Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Babacar Top

Babacar and I have been working on a new production at our Rehearsal Residency in Downtown Brooklyn, which we premiered at the Botanic Garden for “Art in the Garden: Fall Sundays”. The Garden allowed for enough space to have an audience all around us, spread out throughout the Water Garden section of the park. We set up the drum set near a small pond, and … Continue reading Performance at Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Babacar Top

Outdoor Rehearsal Residency at Downtown Brooklyn Plaza- West African Dance with Babacar Top

So grateful to be collaborating with the incredible Babacar Top as part of his future West African Dance Production. We have rehearsed twice so far, and the energy we are creating has already been profoundly deep, creative, and inspired with still three more to go in the coming weeks. Getting to perform outdoors at the Plaza at 300 Ashland in Downtown Brooklyn is a very … Continue reading Outdoor Rehearsal Residency at Downtown Brooklyn Plaza- West African Dance with Babacar Top

XANADU: An Ensemble has Formed

This Episode features Jimmy Lopez on Percussion, Clinton Greenlee on Bass, Jackson Bell on Guitar, and jojoSOUL on Drum Set, Percussion, Vinyl, and Fruit Smoothies. Recorded Live & Raw at the Loft in Brooklyn, NYC, windows open to catch that police siren at about 1:10 minutes in. Headphones recommended. These Performances have been truly enjoyable for each of the musicians involved. This Ensemble has formed … Continue reading XANADU: An Ensemble has Formed

XANADU: Jackson Bell and Clinton Greenlee

Here come the big guns, folks… I met Jackson Bell and Clinton Greenlee while playing together in the band Couvo (singer/songwriter Josh Couvares) where we clicked and gelled into a highly versatile combo that led to us being friends and working together in new projects. Jackson is simply SHRED-ALICIOUS. Wise beyond his years, he is an abstract thinker, and old-man-type storyteller full of random knowledge, … Continue reading XANADU: Jackson Bell and Clinton Greenlee

XANADU: Jimmy Lopez

Jimmy Lopez has been a friend since we met on Instagram watching each other’s feeds. I’ve been a fan of Jimmy’s since I’ve seen his name on flyers over the years as Percussionist for DJs within House and World Music Styles throughout NYC and beyond. He is the veteran Live Percussionist at Brooklyn’s Bembé, where he accompanies DJs through entire nights of sweaty dancing rhythms. … Continue reading XANADU: Jimmy Lopez

XANADU: Mariano Rubin de Celis

Mariano Rubin de Celis has been a friend since 2017 when we met working together at Alan Cumming’s Club Cumming in the East Village, NYC. Mariano is Go-Go Dancing Royalty in NYC, and has performed as Solo Performer, and in many Ensembles and Productions. He is a true Artist using his ability to bring his Spirit and Vibration to every thing he does to Express … Continue reading XANADU: Mariano Rubin de Celis

Mix Conception Performance + Interview at Main Drag Music

Great to get back to playing out, recording, and meeting new people. Before the show, we enjoyed some sunset sips, and I captured a great “cheers” shot of Navé and RG on the shore rocks of the East River… Beautiful night in New York. Thanks to Main Drag Music staff for being great hosts and having a fun night of music together. Stop by their … Continue reading Mix Conception Performance + Interview at Main Drag Music

Mix Conception at FirstLive- #30daystorock Support Local Music Venues in NYC!

Watch Full Video Here! FirstLive has been brewing their own skills and expertise for years, and they just simply do not do anything half-assed, be it their coffees, espressos, drinks, vibes, AND their ultra-high sound engineering skills. I met the owners Danny and Emily a few years back when I lived around the block on DeKalb in Bushwick. I would get amazing coffee and great … Continue reading Mix Conception at FirstLive- #30daystorock Support Local Music Venues in NYC!