Gig Schedule - CLICK
6 Jan 17
George Garzone at the JEN Conference, New Orleans, LA
21 May 16
L-R: Nicole Glover (sax), Viktorija (vocal), Nic Cacioppo (drums), Sean Gough (keyboard) @ Lafayette Bar, Easton, PA
17 Apr 16
Calvin Hill (Berklee Classmate) @ Shanghai Jazz, Madison, NJ
Photo by Mitchell Seidel
23 Dec 15

David Steward Trio, David (guitar), Adam Niewood (tenor sax & drums) at Two Rivers Brewing Co, Easton, PA
21 Dec 15

Esperanza Spalding @ Zinc Bar, NYC

1 Nov 15
With Mark Egan at the Audio Engineering Society Convention, NYC
Photo by Richard Brownstein
6 Sep 14
M. William "Bill" Krasilovsky, at his home in Reading, CT
Photo by Sandra Steward
19 Jul 14
18 Dec 13
FleetWing: Jerry Bergonzi (sax), Vic Juris (guitar), Billy Hart (drums)
Photo by Ron McClure
19 Oct 13

New York Jazz Octet L-R: Bill Warfield (leader/trumpet), Arun Luthra (tenor sax), Tunsie Jabbour (club owner),
Scott Newmann (drums), Sam Burtis (trombone), Todd Bashore (alto sax), Tim Harrison (piano),
not shown Vic Juris (guitar) at Lafayette Bar, Easton, PA
18 Oct 13

Lynnie Godfrey at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA with Gary Rissmiller (drums), Tom Hamilton (sax)
Not shown: Roger Latzgo and Lou Czechkowski (pianists)
1 Sep 13

Easton Jazz Express L-R Joe Magnarelli, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Adam Niewood at Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA
25 Jul 13

Adam Niewood Trio at Gallo's, Stroudsburg, PA with Colby Inzer
13 Jul 13

Adam Niewood Trio @ Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, PA with Bill Goodwin
12 May 13

Viktorija Gecyte + Go Trio with Joe Magnarelli at Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA
Not shown: Viktorija Gecyte (vocal), Sean Gough (piano), hidden: Doug Hirlinger (drums)
5 Jan 13
17 Oct 12
Jamey Aebersold basketball adventure near his home in New Albany, IN
1 Aug 12

Brian Blade at Village Vanguard, NYC

with Sean Gough in background
1 Aug 12

Myron Walden at Villiage Vanguard, NYC
9 May 12

George Garzone at Smoke, NYC
7 Jan 12

Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten at the Jazz Education Network Conference, Louisville, Kentucky
Photo by Jim Eigo
7 Jan 12

Bob Mintzer at the Jazz Education Network Conference, Louisville, Kentucky
Photo by Jim Eigo
4 Jul 11
Irwin Block’s review of Jean-Pierre Zanella performing at L’Astral, Sunday, July 3:

It was a humble saxophonist/composer Jean Pierre Zanella who was anointed one of Canada’s great jazz musicians Sunday when he accepted the coveted Oscar Peterson Award from the Montreal International Jazz Festival. “It was time,” jazzfest president Alain Simard said as the crowd at L’Astral gave Zanella, 53, a standing ovation, and he promptly thanked his family, the public, and musicians he’s played with for some 30 years. He then invited six of them on stage to pay tribute to Don Alias, the Harlem, N.Y.-born drummer/percussionist who died in March 2006 at age 66 after living and playing here for two years in the early 1980s.

Good natured, always smiling and hugely talented, Alias made a lot of friends wherever he went and spread the “gospel” of Afro-Cuban percussion, passing on the techniques and rhythmic patterns to countless musicians here. It was in that spirit that Zanella, playing soprano and alto sax, flute and piccolo, and led the band through tunes associated with Alias, much of the music propelled by the dancing polyrhythms of drummer Paul Brochu and conga player Alain Labrosse.

Gene Perla, Alias's friend and bandmate from Stone Alliance, seemed to summon Alias’s spirit with sprightly electric bass work. They met in 1964 worked together in a Latin Group, then for Nina Simone and drummer Elvin Jones, before Alias joined Miles Davis on his Bitches Brew jazz-rock sessions. More guests kept coming to play Sunday, including bassists Michel Donato and Alain Caron, and Jean St. Jacques extracting magical chord progressions from his electronic vibraphone.

For many, the highlight came when percussionist René Lazaro began chanting Yoruba-Cuban songs associated with the Santería religion, which combines the beliefs of black slaves with Roman Catholic and aboriginal traditions and still is practiced in Cuba. For the encore, the musicians played "It Could Happen to You," all casual and hip, much like Alias, and Zanella.

24 Mar 11

Gabriel Hernandez in New Brunswick, New Jersey
19 Mar 11

Viktorija Gecyte, Julien Corriatt (piano), John Betsch (drums) at Le Viaduc Cafe, Paris, France
7 Jan 11

Dave Stryker Group @ Chickie Wah Wah, New Orleans
L-R: Dave Stryker, Paul Thibodeaux, Michael Pellara
7 Jan 11

More Chickie Wah Wah
L-R: Gates on cow bell, Kofi Mawuko, Martin Masakowski, Dave Stryker, Paul Thibodeaux (hidden), Michael Pellara
6 Jan 11

Jazz Educators Network Conference Jam in Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans with Monika Herzig (keyboard) & Steve Barnes (drums)
27 Sep 10

Bob Bowen Memorial Concert, Irondale Center, Brooklyn, NY L-R: Gene, ?????
2 Sep 10

Jeannie Brooks and Go Trio @ Malcolm X Memorial Park, Philadelphia, PA with Jimmy Coleman
22 Aug 10

Gabe Schnider Trio Video Recording ~ Peter O'Brien (drums)
Photo by Patrice Vallistrigo
22 Jul 10

L-R Richie Cole & Bobby Kapp at Luis Gasca session, Blue Cat Recording Studio, San Antonio, TX
Photo by Bobby Kapp
20 May 10

L-R Bob Sinicrope, Jim Widner, & Rufus Reed at Jazz Education Network, St Louis, MO
6 Mar 10

Daryl Johns @ Lafayette Bar, Easton, PA
23 May 09

Christian McBride @ Cecil's Jazz Club
23 May 09

Zan Stewart Quartet @ Cecil's Jazz Club w/Bill Washer & Paul Wells
3 May 09

Sean Gough & Viktorja Gecyte at Château de Chavaniac, Easton, PA
9 Sep 08

"Bill's Waltz" Record Release
New CD featuring Elvin Jones, Don Alias and the NDR BigBand
Have a listen <Bill's Waltz>

26 Jul 08

At the Deer Head Inn, David Liebman, Vic Juris, Michael Stephans.
37 years ago, these two were doing the same thing with Elvin Jones.
Message from
David Pope
What a thrill to hear from you. Elvin's lighthouse record has always been a magical inspiration to me. Lieb is a hero of mine, and that album really exemplifies the modern, post-Coltrane conception. It set the bar, and I don't think anyone has really raised it from there. I remember the first time I heard it, as a student at UMASS. I recently got back into vinyl, and it was one of records I chased the hardest. I had to buy it from a shop in the UK! I play it for my current students, and they always flip out.
8 May-16 Jul 09
2.5 Month European Trip
It was great !! - CLICK
23 Aug 08

NYC garden gig with Frank Wess & Bob DeMeo. Sweet as can be!
2 Jun 08

Michael Cheret / Gene Perla "4+4" at Sunset, Paris ~ L-R Johan Renard, Guyot Aurelicon, Philippe Soirat, Christophe Cravero
Not pictured Michel Cheret (Saxophones), Valentine Duteil (Cello), Vincent Strazzieri (Piano)

Jan, 2007

Ron Carter, John Levy, Bob Cranshaw & John Clayton @ the IAJE, New York City
Somthing about the "short" guy !!
Keith Carradine & Gregory Peck at Sound Designers Studio, NYC.
Recording for The Will Rogers Follies Broadway show.
I'm in the background as Studio Manager
Something Old
Benny Goodman Orchestra
L-R: Zoot Sims, Mel Lewis, Jerry Dodgian, Willie Dennis, Phil Woods, Jimmy Knepper, Tommy Newsom, Wayne Andre, Gene Lake
I've played with all except Willie, Tommy, & Gene
Photo Courtesy: Phil Woods
The New School, New York City
5th year of teaching music business, Sibelius & improvisation ensembles.
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
14th year of teaching music business & private bass, piano & music lessons.