BIRD OF THE INNER EYE workshop in August

We are very much hoping to finally pick up the postponed work on BIRD in August, with 3 weeks of rehearsals and a couple of performances in Humboldt – depending, of course, on the state of the pandemic, vaccinations etc… Stay tuned…

In absentia

And so here we are, in a brave new world….

I am in exile, in self isolation, wishing the world, and all those I love, good health and safety ahead…

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW winter reunion Feb. 28th

The annual winter reunion at Westbeth, this year on Friday Feb.28th at 7.30pm. Who knew the Community Room had such good acoustics, and was such a fun hang? Some old music, some new music, some deep listening…

GL, alto & bari sax, bass cl., accordion, piano and vocals; Doug Wieselman, clarinets, saxes, guitar; Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax; Steven Bernstein, trumpet, slide trumpet; Art Baron, trombone; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Kenny Wollesen, drums, percussion & Wollesonics.

Westbeth Community Room, 55 Bethune Street, in the far West Village of Manhattan.

Lethe Lounge, Monday Nov.11th @ 8pm

11/11, full moon… a quartet concert in an intimate setting. Two sets, come early, come late, food and drink in between…

Gina Leishman, vocals, bari uke, mandola, piano
Charlie Burnham, violin
Matt Munisteri, guitar
Brad Jones, bass
Monday November 11th,  8pm
The Lethe Lounge
618 W 113th Street
Reservations recommended


I am finally going to take my third and final month at Montalvo’s Lucas Artists Residency Program, having had to postpone it twice, first on account of my mother’s illness, and secondly on account of mine.  Third time’s a charm, I hope.  I am deeply grateful for their long memory… It’s perfect timing, as I will go directly from there up to Blue Lake for first rehearsals with singers on Bird Of The Inner Eye.