Upcoming Gigs

Sunday, January 29th, 8pm

Blaise Siwula – Eric Plaks Duo, the same group as on our 2015 album Time In – Downtown Music Gallery, 13 Monroe Street

Tuesday, February 28th, 11 pm

Eric Plaks – Jon Panikkar Duo at Tomi Jazz! 239 East 53rd, lower level.  Listen to some jazz standards (experimentally done, of course) in the friendly, intimate confines of this Japanese restaurant/bar/speakeasy.  Enjoy some rice balls and sake while you savor our sounds!

Saturday, March 4th

PRIVATE EVENT, NEW HOPE, PA

Sunday, March 5th, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, April 2nd, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, May 7th, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, June 4th, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, July 2nd, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, August 6th, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, September 3rd, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, October 1st, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, November 5th, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, December 3rd, 8 – 11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

PAST PERFORMANCES:

Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 6-8 pm

Eric Plaks Trio featuring Leco Reis (b) and Jon Panikkar (d) – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 8 – 11pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

2016 – 

Friday, December 30th, 9 pm – 1 am

Tomi Jazz – 239 East 53rd, lower level.  Listen to some jazz standards (experimentally done, of course) in the friendly, intimate confines of this Japanese restaurant/bar/speakeasy.  Enjoy some rice balls and sake while you savor our sounds!

Monday, December 19th, 8-11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – Sir D’s (837 Union Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn) – in the former (but I’m told way-better-now) Tea Lounge space.

Friday, December 9th, 9 pm

Far Out Sounds Presents: Far Out #4 – Richmond Hill Queens.  Please email for exact address (ooo – mysterious!) – faroutqueens@gmail.com – Join Blaise Siwula (reeds), Stan Nishimura (trombone), Anthony DiGregorio (guitar), Aron Namenwirth (banjo and electric bass), John Loggia (drums) and me (back on piano) for a mesmerizing and far-out sequence of solos, duos, trios, and whole group ensemble improvisations.

Thursday, December 8th, 6:30 pm

Marcus Garvey Park Recreation Center – 122nd and Mount Morris – I’ll be playing Hanukkah songs on guitar!  Come and see what I usually only do in front of my early childhood students, and you can say “I say him play guitar”.

Sunday, December 4th, 8-11 pm

The Shrine Big Band – The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 133rd and 134th)

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