Christopher Garcia - drumset, tabla, marimba and percussion



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Biography:

Christopher A. Garcia -
drumset, tabla, hand percussion, marimba, miscellaneous percussion, electronics

Chris was born, raised, and still resides in East L.A. (Never to be confused with West L.A.). His background includes performances in a wide variety of musical settings including; Jazz, Rock, World Music, traditional Mexican music, pre-Hispanic music, percussion ensemble, soundtracks, and cartoon music.He attributes his musical growth to his studies with Professor John Bergamo, Pandit Tarnath Rao, Swapan Chadhouri and Leonice Shinemann where he studied tabla, while attending California Institute of the Arts on a full scholarship. Chris was also a member of the award winning Cal Arts Percussion Ensemble in 1979.

He attributes his "style"(?) to Listening to EVERYTHING, logging in thousands of hours, practicing, rehearsing,performing and touring constantly with musicians interested in stretching and reinventing themselves throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia.Chris' drumming is unusual in that it incorporates not only the standard rhythms and their permutations, but also a fluency with odd time signatures and sonic textures, which he seamlessly incorporates into his playing.

His fascination for New Music and Sound as well as the advent of MIDI technology allow him the possibility of combining textures that have never before been available for the percussionist in live performance. Playing tabla next to state of the art MIDI instruments and being able to blend them musically is a challenge he continually explores.

Projects:

He continues to be the drummer/percussionist of several critically acclaimed ensembles including:

ANCIENT GROOVES - transcending cultures, time and space

CONTINUUM - fusion(?) for the 21st Century.

A musical cooperative since 1987 The group was originally put together to have our music played correctly i.e., we actually rehearse. We get to read thru, take apart, and change the music accordingly. Everyone is allowed to bring in whatever they want and the composer has final say on how it is interpreted and what we do with it. We go thru a lot of music, chipping away at the marble to come up with something that is definitely CONTINUUM. Although gigs have always been few and far between having this "workshop" to bring in ideas and hear them played by human beings on a consistent basis is always stimulating.

My musical partners are:
Craig Ochikubo - piano, synthesizers,
Damon Zick - soprano and tenor saxophone
and Alfred Garcia - fretted and fretless basses
 
Previous incarnations have included:bassists - Steve Billman, Alfred Garcia, guitarists - Alfred Garcia,
saxophonists - Andy Suzuki, David Borgo, Paul Carman, all great musicians and good friends
 
THE deMANIA TRIO
featuring
Alex DeGrassi - acoustic guitars
Michael Manring - electric fretless basses
CG -tabla, kanjira, cymbals, hand percussion  

A trio that was put together by Alex De Grassi and Michael Manring. I had the fortunate experience to perform 1 concert with Michael Manring and he recommended me to Alex De Grassi. We are playing original music and original versions of folk and folkloric music and anything else we can with a decidedly new twist.

I have the best seat in the house sitting between these two guys and taking it all in trying to keep up.
The new CD entitled the DEMANIA TRIO is out as of 11/21/06
check it out
 
THE GRANDE MOTHERS RE-INVENTED
- featuring original and former members of the Mothers Of Invention including
Napoleon Murphy Brock,
Roy Estrada,
and Don Preston
with
Miroslav Tadic on outrageous guitar parts, solos and what nots
and myself on drumset, marimba, percussion
 
I have been with the group since August 2002, we have done many tours across Europe, see below for a partial listing
Performing the music of Frank Zappa with original and former members of the Mothers Of Invention,
music they helped create with the maestro between 1962 and 1983.
 
Roy Estrada is THE CAT for 3 of the most extraordinary groups to ever appear on ANY coast,
left or right
He supplied the bottom for FZ, Little Feat and Captain Beefheart,
and is one of the ORIGINAL MOTHERS OF INVENTION.
 
He covers the low end with his bass and the high end pachuco falsetto with his voice.
He is one hell of a sweet guy and an extraordinary musician who is ALWAYS concerned about the music and the groove
if you havent checked him out, what are you waiting for??
FZ utilized Roys talents up until 1983.
 
Don Preston, is not an original member of the Mothers of Invention,
but an ORIGINAL player/composer nonetheless.
(Don joined FZ after the 1st record, and was asked back by FZ several times throughout his career),
Don is always, full of surprises, I think he even surprises himself sometimes.
He continues to pull off amazing MOOG solos combined with his acerbic wit and Donnyisms.
Something only Preston can do.
A true original by any standards,the only vegetarian I know who refuses to eat anything green(!)
 
Napoleon Murphy Brock, musician, frontman, showman
"Every show is your first and last" and that is how he approaches it.
Whether we perform for 500 folks or 5,000 in nightclubs, concert halls or festivals.
 
One of my favorite Brockisms is when he explained to an audience that he and Roy had been in a time machine,
and that people are now ready for the music that FZ wrote 30 years ago,
and that's why he and Roy have been waiting to hit the road again,
waiting for the world to catch up
and they are back playing the music with a vengeance(!)
 
Miroslav Tadic - electric guitar
I have known Miro, since 1978, we attended CAL ARTS at the same time, although,
i have to admit we rarely if ever spoke to eachother,
both being entrenched in overwhelming music by overwhelming musicians.
(Original guitarist Ken Rosser was given a great opportunity to teach full time at M.I.. in Hollywood, CA
and had to curtail his travels somewhat.)
 
Who do you get to learn a bunch of ZAPPA tunes,
1) that can,
2) that wants to,
3) that would love to play with some of the original cats who put it down
that were there when it went down
 
luckily for us, Miroslav was up for the challenge and jumped right in
 
He is a great musician, who happens to play the guitar,
i.e., he doesnt let it get in the way of the music,
he uses his considerable skills to not only solo,
but play some pretty ridiculous parts
and transcend his instrument,
AND
the cat makes his own guitars, pedals and amplifiers!!!!!
Tesla would be proud....................
 
and as for me,....................
i had the great fortune to attend CAL ARTS while John Bergamo was there,
who rehearsed, recorded, and performed with FZ on the Black Page Part 1
Orchestral Favorites, and a slew of other recordings that are now coming out
 
i was exposed to percussion ensemble music thru Bergamo
e.g., Cage, Harrison, Varese, Zappa etc., to name a few
 
Ruth Underwood also came by to give master classes (1979)
i remember sight reading Ganassi while she looked over our collective shoulders
she gave each of us a copy of the BACH cello suites and handwrote our names on each copy
it sits on my shelf as i type this
 
i was asked to go to her home and pick them up from her
i also got an opportunity to meet her husband, Ian Underwood, at their home
they probably don't remember, but i recall every detail
 
i went to CAL ARTS specifically to study tabla and had no idea at the time that i would be involved in this music
 
we were given an opportunity to rehearse,
and bring that music to life with various CAL ARTS monster percssuionists under John Bergamo,
including
Arthur Jarvinen,
MB Gordy,
Bob Fernandez,
Donna deStafano,
Leonice Shinemann, etc.
we won the percussion ensemble competition back in 1979
performing among other pieces, THE BLACK PAGE PART 1 in 1979
 
THESE GUYS ROCK,
individually and collectively Napoleon, Roy and Don played and made the music with FZ,
day in, day out
week in, week out,
month in, month out,
year in, year out
and contributed mightily to it's existence
they literally have thousands of hours and decades doing it under ttheir collective belts
 
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE :
that can NEVER be bought,
that can NEVER be replaced,
that can NEVER be paid for
and/or taken away from these guys ............... by anyone
they are ALL truly "ORIGINALS"
 
FZ thought so,
and worked with them in various incarnations
in and out of the studio and on the road and on film
if he didn't think so he wouldn't continue to work with them
 
if you were'nt there you don't know
if you don't know you can't say
if you can't say?????????
"Nuff said
 
some folks think that music is relegated to only the notes on a page
if that is true,
then every string quartet,
every chamber group,
every symphonic orchestra would sound exactly the same
they don't
 
other people will continue to play this music
but the GMS will continue to MAKE this music
 
no one does this music like these guys
no one
 
"If you've got ears you've gotta listen"
Don Van Vliet
check them out while you can ..........
"i know you'll be surprised"

MARTIN ESPINO and MEXIKA

I was invited to perform with one of the pre-eminent pre-hispanic musicians living in North America, Martin Espino. Martin has basically led a one man research project into pre-hispanic instruments and instrument making since 1978. He is not only one of the most well read scholars on the subject but he is a "hands on" musician, who also happens to have a degree in classical guitar.
 
He has done hundreds of concerts bringing these instruments and their practices into schools from kindergarten to major universities across America. He has been a joy to learn from and perform with and I am learning a lot.
 
Employing techniques and sounds which I have never had access to before. Pre-Hispanic music,i.e., music before Spain came to "civilize" the new world, new and ancient music played on ancient instruments, including water drums, turtle shells, Hue Huetl, Teponaztil and instruments made from gourd and clay. Back to my roots.
Check out his website at www.martinespino.com
 
QUARTETO NUEVO - a world music improvising chamber ensemble, including strings, breath and world percussion.
I wrote very specific music I wanted to hear with this instrumentation and had to find folks willing to rehearse/perform it on a consistent basis.We are constantly working on new music, original compositions, as well as compositions by some of my favorite composers written specifically for us:Nick Ariondo, Harry Scorzo, Michael Vlatkovich
 
New World Music for a new world order with a new line-up:
CG -tabla, kanjira, electronic percussion, PAISTE cymbals etc.,
Christopher Smith - steel and nylon string guitars, sitar, acoustic bass
Jacob Szekely - c4 and 5 string cello
Damon Zick - multiple woodwinds
 
our frequents guests include
Martin Espino - pre-hispanic winds
Craig Ochikubo - piano, synthesizers
Harry Scorzo - violin(s)
 
THE MICHAEL VLATKOVICH ENSEMBLES - Avant trombonist, composer extraordinaire
One of the most brilliant composer/improvisers on the planet that I have been able to make music with consistently since 1991 in various guises from duo to augmented big band across America and Canada. Michael continues to surprise, amuse and use me. (?)Only God and Michael know why, and I am grateful to both for choosing to do so.

and duets with various instrumentalists including:
Composer/Drummer/Percussionist Alex Cline.
Alex Cline and I have been playing duos with various set ups the last few years. Sometimes we both play drumset and miscellaneous percussion,. sometimes one drumset and hand percussion, sometimes whatever we feel like playing. Alex is a wonderful musician. Intuitive, forgiving and ALWAYS listening. He is a joy to listen to. Sometimes I forget to play and sit there and just listen. One of our better moments was a prolonged silence and then, like magic, we came in at the same time and played ONE NOTE, without watching eachother. Just listening to the silence pass us by. It was beyond belief, and I am grateful for having his SPIRIT in my life. For additional information on Alex, click here: Alex Cline .

guitarist extraordinaire Nels Cline He originally asked me to play hand percussion with him in a benefit for Petra Haden. We performed Keith Jarrett's Survivors Suite, for baritone guitar, tabla and miscellaneous hand percussion. The Haden family was present and it was quite an honor to have them sitting there. Since then we have performed the piece several times. Even though Nels has to be one of the busiest guys on the planet he still calls once in a while and we sit and make Music and will continue to do so at the drop of a hat. For more information on Nels, click here: Nels Cline .

and multi woodwinds master Vinny Golia.:Vinny is another one of those guys. Brilliantly, consistently amazing. The only horn player I know that can play one to one million notes at every conceiveable dynamic and make it swing like a Mother. Our duos have become less frequent but anytime he calls I am there. For more information on Vinny, click here: Vinny Golia .

 
HARRY SCORZO'S VIO-FONIK
The Maestro. Harry Scorzo is a rare gem of a musician. He can sight read some of the most difficult music and it sounds as if he has been playing it all of his life, he can also improvise in harmonically simple to harmonically ridiculous settings, i.e., bebop, etc.,and he also has a huge body of original material.
He has had his group since 1996, with Alan Mautner on Cello and Robin Cecil on violin,
and recently invited me to be a guest in his ensemble.
We just recorded a CDs worth of material which should be out by October 2006
CHECK THIS MAN OUT AND BE AMAZED.
Check out his website at www.viofonik.com
 
and HARRY SCORZO'S JAZZ QUARTET
Harry recently put together a "traditional" jazz quartet to hear his music in this context
with
Eddie Resto - acoustic bass
Joey Rotunde - acoustic piano
CG - drumset and percussion
 

I am truly blessed to play with people who are constantly challenging themselves and invite me along for the ride. Feel free to write me at anytime and I will do my best to write you in a timely manner. 


THANKS FOR COMING TO CHECK THIS OUT
HOPE TO SEE YOU AT A PERFORMANCE
PAZ=PEACE
CG

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Reviews:

REVIEWS with CONTINUUM

REVIEWS with deMania

"Here's a supergroup trio for you. Alex de Grassi, helped create the contemporary genre of acoustic fingerstyle guitar; Michael Manring is an unparalleled technical virtuoso on bass; and percussionist Christopher Garcia has worked in a wide variety of world-music settings. On Demania, the trio delivers masterful, confident improvisations that float in an environment as energetic as it is luxurious and spacious."
ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE
 
"within a trio format, they merge their non-traditional instrumentation with an unrivaled degree of technical prowess and a diverse fusion of genres ranging from traditional folk, classical, jazz, and world music to produce a unique repertoire and sound all their own consisting of sensitive sonic textures, complex harmonic structures, lyrical melodies, intricate rhythmic figures, and odd meter grooves."
INSTITUTE OF BASS
       
"Extreme musical diversity underscores the improvised, unexpected arrangements of de Mania...Their influences range from ethnic
folk to traditional jazz and classical."
THE DENVER POST
 
"Like Fleck and Corea,   you'll find a lot of doubling on rhythmically complex melodies and plenty of solos for each.   For anyone interested in World music styles this is a great recording that is very well written and played."
FINGERSTYLE GUITAR MAGAZINE

     

REVIEWS with THE GRAND MOTHERS - EX FZ ALUMNI

REVIEWS with QUARTETO NUEVO

REVIEWS with MICHAEL PIERRE VLATKOVICH

"Garcia's playing is vibrant and alive with passion, humor and a good deal of technical prowess, not to mention the breadth of vision necessary to effectively translate such an unpredictable stream of music. And the fact that the trio seem perfectly at home with unpredictably and the endless world of musical possibilities it presents makes them perhaps"
The Weekly Alibi
 
"Vlatkovich's concepts start with the very aggressive Elvin Jones-muscular beat of drummer Chris Garcia. From this foundation, the piano-less band shifts pattern and time, not in sharp angles but sure-footed movements. They hop from blues to tangos and marches, all the time the trombones are vocalizing, articulating, and encouraging discourse."
ALL ABOUT JAZZ

Discography:

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THE ALEX CLINE ENSEMBLE THE CONSTANT FLAME +CRYPTOGRAMOPHONE RECORDS
 CONTINUUM  YOU TELL ME * LIRA RECORDS
CONTINUUM CONTINUUM *NINEWINDS RECORDS
CONTINUUM PASSAGES *NINEWINDS RECORDS
 deMANIA TRIO deMANIA TRIO   ++ TROPO RECORDS
 ALFRED GARCIA MAKE IT SO  *WANDLAR RECORDS
  ALFRED GARCIA  ALTERNATE REALITIES   *WANDLAR RECORDS
 VINNY GOLIA  A GIFT FOR THE UNUSUAL  NINEWINDS RECORDS

THE GRANDE MOTHERS

FRANK ZAPPA ALUMNI

 A GRANDE MOTHERS NIGHT AT THE GEWENDHAUS  ++WARNER BROS RECORDS
 THE MOSCOW SYMPHONY  OUTCAST  
 QUARTETO NUEVO EL MUSICO *LIRA RECORDS
 VIO FONIK  REINVENTING THE TRIO  ++ SCORZO RECORDS
 LUIS VILLEGAS  CASA VILLEGAS  ++
 MICHAEL PIERRE VLATKOVICH  NO ZEE TWO ES  THANKYOU RECORDS
MICHAEL PIERRE VLATKOVICH WHY DON'T YOU SEE ME? THANKYOU RECORDS
 MICHAEL PIERRE VLATKOVICH  MV6 - LIVE IN TORONTO THANKYOU RECORDS
 MARK WEBER  WORDS AND MUSIC  NINEWINDS RECORDS

Performance Credits:

 the following are folks I have performed with under their name:

Ahn Trio, Ancient Grooves, John Bergamo,
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Kristan Jarvi,
performing orchestral versions of Frank Zappa's music,
Alex Cline Ensemble, Alex Cline Duo, Nels Cline Duo,
Cal Arts Percussion Ensemble, Continuum,
the deMania Trio with Alex de Grassi and Michael Manring,
Martin Espino, Lukas Foss,Vinny Golia, Alex de Grassi,
The Grande Mothers Re:Invented
Napoleon Murphy Brock, Roy Estrada, Don Preston,
Arthur Jarvinen, Johnson County Landmark Ensemble, Alan Lechusza,
Steuart Liebig, Michael Manring, Roberto Miguel Miranda, Patrick Moraz,
The Moscow Symphony,The Northern Lights Ensemble, Bill Plake Trio, Quarteto Nuevo,
Ali Jihad Racy, William Roper, Salaam Ensemble, Harry Scorzo's Vio-Fonik, , G.E. Stinson,
UCLA World Jazz Ensemble, Luis Villegas, Michael Pierre Vlatkovich, Mark Weber,
World Percussion Quartet featuring:
Gustavo Aguilar - percussion from the Americas,
Park Je Chun- percussion from Korea,
Mochizuki Takinojo- percussion from Japan
John Zeretzke

Performance Credits:
the following are folks I have performed with where we were both sidemen for live performances and/or recording projects:

Abhiman, Airto, Nick Ariondo, John Bilezikjian, Michael Bisio,
Rob Blakeslee, Spencer Brewer, Bobby Bradford,  Jimmy Branley,
Bob Fernandez, Ramon Flores, Bruce Fowler, Steve Fowler, Craig Fundyga,
Randy Gloss, Vinny Golia, Jonathan Golove, Joel Hamilton, Michael Jacobsen, 
Eric Jorgensen, Souhail Kaspar, John Klemmer, Daniel Lozano, Michael Manring,
Paul McCandless, George McMullen, Mashid Mirzadeh, David Mott, Todd Philips,
Bill Plake, Bill Roper, Ken Rosser, Joe Rotondy, Malik Sow, Harry Scorzo, Aaron Serfaty,
Eric Sevilla, Paul Smoker, Ramon Stagnaro, Andy Suzuki, Anders Swanson,
Dean Taba, Miroslav Tadic, Arturo Velasco, Tom Walsh, John Zeretzky
 

Previous Performances:

THE AHN TRIO
CERRITOS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, CA - OCT/2004
JOHN ANSON FORD THEATRE - Los Angeles, CA JUNE/2007
 
 
ANCIENT GROOVES
Martin' Espino - Pre-columbian & instruments of Ancient Mexico
Christopher Garcia - North and South Indian Percussion
Houman Pourmedhi - percussion, string and breath instruments of Persia
Malik Sow - Master Drummer & Percussionist of Senegal
John Zeretzke - World Music composer & multi-instrumentalist
 
ANAHEIM, CA - JAN/2007
CENTER FOR THE ARTS, ORANGE, CA OCT/2007
COLORADO SPRINGS ARMSTRONG QUAD, Colorado Springs,CO - AUGUST 2007
GARDEN GROVES ARTS CENTER, CA - MAY/2006
 
BOBBY BRADFORD MO'TET
with
Chuck Manning - saxophones
Roberto Miguel Miranda - acoustic bass/Putter Smith - acoustic bass
Ken Rosser - electric guitar
Don Preston - acoustic piano
Michael Pierre Vlatkovich - trombone
 
CAFE 322, Sierra Madre, CA - FEB/08,APRIL,2008/JUNE,2008
UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA - FEB/2008
 
 
California Institute of the ARTS Percussion Ensemble
OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL, Ojai, Ca
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, San Jose, CA
 
ALEX CLINE - Drumset Percussion, Kantele
ANGELS GATE THEATRE - San Pedro, CA
*THE DOWNTOWN PLAYHOUSE- Los Angeles, CA - 2003
L.A. HARBOR COLLEGE - Music Recital Hall, San Pedro ,CA
OPEN GATE THEATRE - Eagle Rock , CA

*LA WEEKLY CONCERT PICK OF THE WEEK  

NELS CLINE - Baritone Guitar

THE DOWNTOWN PLAYHOUSE- Los Angeles, CA
THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL - San Francisco, CA
KNITTING FACTORY - AlterKnit Lounge, LACA
L.A. HARBOR COLEGE MUSIC RECITAL HALL,Wilmington, CA
THE OPEN GATE THEATRE - Pasadena, CA
SACRED GROUNDS - San Pedro, CA
THE SILVERLAKE LOUNGE - Silverlake CA

 

CONTINUUM
(founding member since 1987)
THE ALLIGATOR LOUNGE, Santa Monica,CA
ALVAS PERFORMANCE GALLERY, San Pedro, CA - SEP/2006 - OCT/2007
BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA
BORDERS, Pasadena, CA
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, Valencia, CA
L.A. HARBOR COLLEGE,Wilmington, CA NOV/2007
ORANGE COUNTY ART AND JAZZ FESTIVAL- Orange, CA
ROSALIE AND ALVAS PERFORMING ARTS, San Pedro , CA
SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL
JAZZ FESTIVAL, Santa Barbara,CA
SANTA MONICA COLLEGE, S.M.CA
U.S.C., Los Angeles, CA

 

THE DEMANIA TRIO
 
CASTORO CELLARS/TEMPLETON, CA - SEP/2004
CINE VARIEDADES - SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA- FEB 2006
DANIELS HALL@SWALLOW HILL, Denver, CO - April 2006 - FEB/2008
JOES PUB IN NEW YORK, NY SEP/2007
LITTLE FOX THEATRE, Redwood, CA - AUG/2004
MOJOS MUSIC ACADEMY, LONGMONT, CO - FEB/2008
NAROPA UNIVERSITY, BOULDER, CO - FEB/2008
THE NATICK THEATRE, BOSTON, MASS SEP/2007
STRINGS,Emeryville, CA - AUG/2004
TEATRO LA CUIDAD/Mexico City, MEXICO  - APRIL/2006
THROCKMORTON THEATRE, Mill Valley, CA NOV/2006
ZINCO JAZZ CLUB/Mexico City, MEXICO  - APRIL/2006
 
Michael Manring solo bass concert with CG as special guest
Grieb Theater Woodland Hills, CA. MAY/2006
Alvas Performance Gallery San Pedro, CA 90732 MAY/2006
 
 
THE
GRANDE
MOTHERS
RE-INVENTED
member since 2002
featuring original and former members of the Mothers Of Invention including
Napoleon Murphy Brock, Roy Estrada, and Don Preston

THE AVALON BALLROOM, San Francisco, CA

THE GEWENDHAUS, Leipzig, Germany
MONTREAL, CA - JUL/2006
VICTORS BY THE BAY, San Diego, CA
TORONTO HUGHS ROOM, CA - JUL/2006
 
with classical ensembles
REDCAT THEATRE in DISNEY HALL, Los Angeles, CA APRIL/2006
with members of CAL ARTS 21st Century Players
BOTH SHOWS WERE SOLD OUT
 
Orchestrated versions of FZ music,
performed by the Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Grieg Hallen, Bergen Norway APRIL/2006
 
LHistorie dSoldatwith music
provided by musicians from the Grieg Academy
Grieg Hallen, Bergen Norway APRIL/2006
 
FESTIVALS
FRANKFURT JAZZ FESTIVAL, Frankfurt, Germany
OTTAWA BLUES FESTIVAL, OTTAWA CA - JUL/2006
VANCOUVER FOLK FESTIVAL, CA - JUL/2006
WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL, CA - JUL/2006
 

1/9/04 thru 2/5/04

January 9th/Switzerland, Zurich Moods
January 10th/ Italy-Firenze
January 11/Austria, Ebensee - Kino
January 12/Croatia, Zagreb - KSET
January 13/Germany, Nürnberg - Hirsch
January 14/Germany,Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
January 15/Germany,Dresden - Die Scheune 8043822/www.scheune.org
January 16/Germany,Schwerin - Speicher
January 17/Germany,Erfurt - Gewerkschaftshaus
January 18/Germany,Hamburg - Fabrik
January 19/Germany,Berlin - Columbia Fritz
January 21/Norway, Bergen - Garage
January 22/Norway, Skien - Lundetangen
January 23/Norway, Oslo - Rockefeller
January 24/Denmark-Odense - Rytmeposten
January 25/Germany,Kiel - Raucherei
January 26/Germany,Bonn - Harmonie
January 27/Germany,Lorsch (bei Mannheim) - Musiktheater Rex
January 28/Belgium - Sint Niklaas - CC
January 29/UK, Brighton - Concorde
January 30/UK, Wolverhampton - The Robin www.therobin.co.uk
January 31/UK, London - The Borderlinewww.borderline.co.uk
February 01/Netherlands-Weert - De Bosuil
February 02/Belgium, Verviers - Spirit of 66
February 03/Germany,Krefeld - Kulturpunkt. Friedenskirche/02151-668440
February 04/Netherlands-Den Haag - Paard/015-2121980
February 05. /Netherlands-Zaandam - De Kade 015-2121980
Su 25 Bad Doberan, Zappanalle Festival - JUL/2004
Flensburg, - JUL/2004
Köln, - JUL/2004
Frankfurt / - JUL/2004
Halle / - JUL/2004
Dresden, - JUL/2004
Hamburg, Fabrik - AUG/2004
Berlin, Knaack - AUG/2004
CZ - Prague, - AUG/2004
A - Vienna, - AUG/2004
Weinheim, AUG/2004
HannoverAUG/2004
Su 08 Aschaffenburg, Kommz Festival - AUG/2004

 

MEXIKA
under the direction of Martin Espino
indigenous/pre-hispanic music on ancient instruments of Mexico
Chicano Perk - San Diego, CA- JAN/2006
CALIFORNIA STATE NORTHRIDGE, Northridge, CA - APRIL/2008
DOWNEY MUSEUM OF ART, Downey, CA - APRIL/2008

 

FIESTA DEL MAR, MONTEREY, CA SEP/2007
FOLK MUSIC CENTER - Claremont, CA FEB/2008
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Los Angeles, CA- MAY/2004
LOS ANGELES THEATRE CENTER - Los Angeles, CA - MAY/2008
Luther Burbank Center for the Performing Arts - Santa Rosa, CA - 2004
MESA COLLEGE, Mesa, CA - SEP/2007
MesoAmerican Heritage Plaza - GLENDALE, CA - SEP/2004
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Festival de los Ninos - APRIL/2007
Music Center of Los Angeles - 2004
Mural Amphitheater, Seattle, WA - SEP/2004
Pacific Asia Arts Museum - Pasadenda, CA- 2004
Rancho Los Cerritos - Cerritos, CA- 2004
Southwest Museum - Los Angeles, CA- 2004
UC RIverside - Riverside, CA- JAN/2007
VILLA PARK, Pasadena CA thru the Pasadena Symphony- FEB/2008
 
QUETAL
where Mexico meets India
(Martin Espino and Christopher Garcia).
performing new music on ancient instruments of Mexico and India
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, APRIL/2007
2225 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock (one block west of Eagle Rock Blvd.).
 
 
Park Je Chun Percussion Ensemble
(World Music Improvising Percussion Quartet)
The Korean Tour
All concerts were in Seoul 2000
Park Je Chun - Percussion from Korea
Gustavo Aguilar - Percussion from the Americas
Takinojo Nochizuki - Percussion from Japan
*Christopher Garcia - Percussion from India
Duomull Hall
Strawberry Live Hall
Seoul Institute of the Arts
Sungsin University Concert Hall
Cosmos Project Hall
Chun Nyun Jazz Club
with Mi Yeun - Piano
Total Art Museum Exhibition Hall
with Mi Yeun - Piano
 
 
DAVID PRITCHARD ACOUSTIC GUITAR QUARTET
Pasadenda, CAJAN/06

 

QUARTETO NUEVO -
founding member since 1999
ALVAS PERFORMANCE GALLERY - JAN/2008
CLUB TROPICAL - Culver City, CA - FEB/2006
L.A. HARBOR COLEGE MUSIC RECITAL HALL,Wilmington, CA 2004
LOS ANGELES MUSIC ACADEMY - Pasadena, CA 2002
OPEN GATE THEATRE - Pasadena, CA - 2002, 2003
PALMETTO CONVENTION CENTER - Greenville, South Carolina 2003
ROCCOS - Los Angeles, CA - 2003
SACRED GROUNDS - San Pedro, CA 2002
SANGEET - SCHOOL OF WORLD MUSIC - Los Angeles, CA 2003
RAMO AUDITORIUM, CALTECH - JAN 2006
TROPICAL - Culver City, CA - APRIL/2004
THE UNITARIAN CHURCH - Music Series - Santa Monica, CA 2004 - MAY/2008
 
 
HARRY SCORZO'S VIOFONIK
Harry Scorzo - violin
Robin Cecil - violin
Alan Mautner - cello
 
ALVAS PERFORMING ARTS GALLERY/San Pedro,CA - FEB 2006 - OCT/2006 - FEB/2008
DOWNEY MUSEUM OF ART/Downey, CA - NOV/2006 - FEB/2008
LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE/Los Angeles, CA - FEB 2006 - FEB/2008
OPEN GATE THEATRE/Eagle Rock, Ca - OCT/2006
PRIVATE EVENT - Arcadia, Ca FEB/2006
 
HARRY SCORZO JAZZ QUARTET
Guillermo Guzman - electric bass
Sandy Stein - acoustic piano
CG - acoustic drums
Rosalie and Alva's Performance Gallery in San Pedro MAR/07
    THE MUSIC RECITAL HALL Wilmington,CA JULY/07
     

* LA WEEKLY CONCERT PICK OF THE WEEK

 

MICHAEL PIERRE VLATKOVICH
member since 1991
THE ALLIGATOR LOUNGE/ Santa Monica,CA - numerous performances
THE AROMA JAZZ FESTIVAL Idyllwild , CA - JUNE/2006
THE BERKELEY STORE ANNEX/Berkeley,CA
THE BOP SHOP/Rochester/NY FEB/2007
BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL/Seattle,WA
Call and Response" (poetry and improvised musical responses) at THE CAFE METROPOL
LOS ANGELES, CA AUG/2006
CLUB TROPICAL - Culver City, CA APRIL/06
THE ELEPHANT BAR/Austin, Texas
THE EMPTY SPACE THEATER/Bakersielf, CA OCT/2004
HALL WALLS/Buffalo, NY MARCH/2007
THE KNITTING FACTORY/ NY, NY
MANDALA CENTER/BOULDER, CO/MARCH/07
THE MUSIC GALLERY/ Toronto, Canada
THE MUSIC RECITAL HALL San Pedro, CA, CA - JUNE/2006 - JAN/2008
THE NEW SCHOOL/New York, New York
THE OUTPOST/Albuquerque,New Mexico MARCH/07
PITT GALLERY, Vancouver, British Columbia
REAL ART WAYS/ Hartford,Connecticut
SALVATION THEATER/Los Angeles, CA
SKYE AT NIGHT Idyllwild,CA JUNE/2007
W.A.G. FESTIVAL/Worcester, Massachusetts
YORK UNIVERSITY/ Toronto, Canada MARCH/2007

WORLD MUSIC TRIO

with Jihad Racy - Bozouk, Oud, Nay, Mijwiz

Roberto Miranda - Acoustic Bass

L.A. HARBOR COLLEGE - Music Recital Hall
UCLA - Schoenberg Hall

 

Equipment:

Chris plays Yamaha Bass Drums, rack and floor toms,

Joe Montenieri Custom Snare Drums, and Paiste Cymbals exclusively

Additional instruments include:

Marimba, DrumKat, MalletKat,

Tabla, Kanjira, various hand drums, miscellaneous percussion instruments, homemade and found objects.

 

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