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...

Sir Andre Bemler

Just dug up this nugget - an entire Spitters show (almost 21 minutes long!) filmed live at The Cooler, a great 1990s downtown NYC rock club. This performance is from 1998 and features the post "boy-band" Spitters; Bill, Tim ...

Fluffy Schwartz

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 ...

Michael Jon Fink

Michael Jon Fink is a composer/performer who resides in the San Fernando Valley just north of Los Angeles. For the last thirty years he has served on the faculty of the Herb Albert School of Music at the California Instit...

LaMacchia/Myrner/Feiszli

Our Song, Michael LaMacchia’s adventurous new trio recording, is an alluring arc of luminous songwriting and deeply centered conversations that capture our attention and invite us to participate. Our Song sonically narrate...

Fluffy Schwartz

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 ...

Fluffy Schwartz

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...

Fluffy Schwartz

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...

Fluffy Schwartz

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...

Fluffy Schwartz

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...

Fluffy Schwartz

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...

Fluffy Schwartz

Zig Gron is awesome! Zig grew up in Detroit, studied music composition and now works as an independent filmmaker and deditor in Los Angeles. Zig and I met at the California Institute of the Arts way back in the 1980's, re...

Fluffy Schwartz

A living legend of the San Francisco jazz scene, drummer and band leader Eddie Marshall has passed away. Eddie was an amazing person and so giving of his time and spirit to so many generations of musicians it would be imposs...