Fluffy Schwartz

The Berkeley Arts Festival 2011 presents Friday, December 9th, and Saturday, December 10th OFF highlights the best of the 1990's Bay Area creative music scene with a power packed line-up featuring: the Rova Saxophone Quar...

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So, If you happen to be in Texas near Angelo State University this Tuesday night, you really should go hear the amazing Mr. Bonenfant. The concert is going to be fantastic & it will include him playing my solo clarinet ...

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Steve Adams is playing at the Berkeley Arts Festival this Thursday night, run don't walk to hear him play! Steve is the real deal and a local gem. he will be appearing with Lisa Mezzacappa - bass, John Hanes - electronics ...

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Ok, went to see Hank III, huge dis-appointment. Sorry to say, the band was great but, the mix was so loud & terrible that it was worse then a trip to the dentist for a root canal. After about an hour of trying every corn...

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You may remember the feature piece Sensitive Skin did on Ralph Carney last year - good news! The one and only Ralph has a new album out! Smog Veil Records announces Ralph Carney's new Serious Jass Project album titled, Se...

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Working on an amazing project with musical legend Fred Frith and the Berkeley High School orchestra conducted by the talented Karen Wells. Today was our first full rehearsal and run thru and it was a blast. The whole thing i...

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Did I tell you that I absolutely love Hank Williams. He has written some of my favorite songs ever. So a little while back I was with my son in a pizza place and they were playing some cool stuff and it turned out to be Hank...

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Talking about Zig's work has gotten me thinking about other types of visual music. J. Randolph Hostetler, also known as Randy, was a close friend of mine and a wonderful musician who passed away tragically in 1996. He was, i...