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+ I have the pleasure to play for 2nd year consecutive at the London Jazz Festival, and twice this time:
  
   November, Saturday 15th The C.B.G  with Joachim Badenhorst on reeds, Guillermo Celano on guitar, Clemens van der Feen on double bass and me on drums.
Check the band here: The Immigrant C.B.G.  
+ Prior to that, on November 2nd we will be playing at D.J.S in Dordrecht (NL).
   
   ∞ November, Saturday 22nd is the turn for Boiakih at the London Jazz Fest: Monica Akihary on vocals and Niels Brouwer on guitars will be joined by Wolter Wiorbos on trombone and me on drums.
+ Before that, on Sept. 28th I will be joining Boiakih at the Erasmus Park Music Fest. in Amsterdam, this time with Yedo Gibson on reeds, Luc Ex on bass and me on drums.

bAgg*fisH October 24th - Elevate Festival - Graz.
My free-impro duo with Viennese sax and sound explorer Michael Fischer will be exploding once again in Austria
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"... blurring the conventional distinctions between muscular free jazz, post-rock, psychedelic dramas and noisy outbursts. The duo's music is wrapped in an experimental, risk-taking envelope, mischievous, driving rhythms, and poetic resonance.
There is no doubt that bAgg*fisH created their own, highly idiosyncratic sound universe. One that is playful, uncompromising, and guarantees to keeps the listeners ears wide open"
Eyal Hareuveni- 9/5/14

+ The Ambush Party 
Natalio Sued -t sx, Harald Austbø -clo, Oscar Jan Hoogland -pno, and me
Will be finally launching the LP version of Circus!
"Circus" is a live concert at Moers Fest. and you can listen to it on soundcloud.com/theambushparty or watch it on youtube or get the CD at Subdist or, even better, stay tuned and very soon you will know when is the LP presentation!

"This international quartet knows no boundaries. All is thrown into its inventive, joyful stew.
Faithful to its name and to the circus life, The Ambush Party delivers a wild, engaging ride."

Eyal Hareuveni 12/3/14

 Downbeat
"...like a zoo after closing" 
S. J. O’Connell - May 2014

+ 2 great Impro gigs in Amsterdam in September
16 | Impro. Roze Tanker, Amsterdam. Lina Alemano (CA) on trumpet, John Dikeman (USA) on sax and me on drums.
12 | Creative-music day. Marteen Luther Kerk, Amsterdam. A Music and Dance performance with Miri Lee + Kenzo Kuzuda as dancers; Joost Buis on trombone; Alfredo Genovesi on guitar and (once again :) Marcos Baggiani on drums.

Last but not least:
+ Lily’s déjà vu 
 Ingrid Laubrock -t sx, Guillermo Celano -gr, Jasper Stadhouders -bs, M Baggiani -dr 
 is booking a tour for middle January 2015.  If you are willing to have us in town don't hesitate to get in touch :)
Here a video of our last tour Oct. 2013


"These four guys really speak the same language despite the diverse backgrounds. It's the language of poli-stylistic risks, of collectively created tension. You'll undergo each piece like a liberating act of creation; despite all roughness this is full of poetry. 
"Jörg Konrad - JazzPodium (DE)- March 2014

Please check my "Agenda 2014" to see all the performances of these period and the "Old News" to see more reviews of these and other new releases.