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WRECKING IT!

WRECKING IT!

Super-fun times with Don & Justin Randi tracking at EastWest Studios in Hollywood… and pretty surreal to be tracking with Don in the same where he recorded the Beach Boy’s Pet Sounds

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Miami

Miami

Dude. Incredible week tracking Russ Miller’s new project with Giovanni Hidalgo at Criteria Recording Studios in Miami. Stunning virtuosity & musicianship – and an absolutely unstoppable groove, real. What a blessing to make music with Russ, Giovanni, and Rique Pantoja, I can’t wait ’til this one drops. This was my first time at Criteria –…

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JUANJUANJUAN

JUANJUANJUAN

Another visit from the all-time fave LACM Bass Department clinician (and super-chill human), sonic overlord Juan Alderete. This was synth pedal day – another chance to check out his deep knowledge, and creative approach to all things pedal …

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Dan Rosenboom A.I.T.A. live at The Blue Whale

Dan Rosenboom A.I.T.A. live at The Blue Whale

Super fun night debuting the music from Dan Rosenboom’s upcoming release on Gearbox Records (UK) and Orenda (US). Dan, Jeff Babko (who produced the record), Gavin Templeton, Alexander Noice, David Binney, Zack Danziger, Tim Conley, Tim Lefebvre, and me – all throwing down at once… EPIC evening!!

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BUZZ WIZARDS

BUZZ WIZARDS

From time to time … when Jorgen Carlsson is out rocking with Gov’t Mule, I have the good fortune to fill in for him with Toshi Yanagi’s band Buzz Wizards. SO much damn fun to play with Tosh, Mini Carlsson, Fred Kron and Steve Ferrone! When Steve can’t drum, there’s an all-star lineup of subs:…

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LACM news!

LACM news!

Epic afternoon Saturday, four Jr. Recitals in one day. Congrats to Baltazar Montoya, Austin Ching Yiu Long, Keith Smith, and Nate Haiden for BRINGING IT – what amazing growth as musicians and humans, super proud of these guys!  We heard music by Bach, Pastorius, Guiliana, Childish Japes, Holdsworth, Hiromi, Vulfpeck, Corea, TOP, Mingus, Rush, Ray Brown, Herbie,…

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Los Angeles Dates!

Los Angeles Dates!

Los Angeles, the Daversa Small Band will be playing a couple shows this week. Hope to see you!!Thursday, FEB 21: The Baked PotatoSunday, FEB 24: The Blue Whale MeRobby Marshall, tenorKatisse Buckingham, alto, flute, vocalsBrandon Coleman, keys (FEB 21)Tommy King, keys (FEB 24)Jerry Watts, Jr.Chaun Horton, drums Playing rep from Junk Wagon, Artful Joy, Wobbly Dance…

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2019 Grammys

2019 Grammys

Congratulations to brother John Daversa, master of the long game and constant inspiration – on 3 Grammy wins Sunday! Congrats as well to producers Kabir Sehgal and Doug Davis, and to the incredible folks at BFM Jazz – Michele Ito, Steve Corn, and Steven Weber (who had the initial vision to create a project that raised both the…

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rosenBOOM

rosenBOOM

Incredible day tracking Dan Rosenboom’s new project, Absurd In The Anthropocene – with Gavin Templeton, Gavin Templeton – plus Jeff Babko serving up artistic debris and some mighty production. Absolutely stellar performances by everyone, and some truly groundbreaking writing by Dan. This you will want to hear …

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LAMONT!

LAMONT!

What can you say – Lamont Van Hook brings it every time! Can’t wait for this record to drop …

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