Performance Calendar

I do my best to keep this calendar updated with all the current happenings. You can also join my mailing list to receive an occasional announcement about new recordings, performances and other music-related news. Hope to see you at a show!

2012

  • Mon
    02
    Jan
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm
    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

  • Thu
    05
    Jan
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Tim Armacost

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th St & 3rd Ave
    NYC

  • Mon
    09
    Jan
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Akira Tana

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of this lively bar with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002. Come join the fun! Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

    Akira Tana will be in town visiting from the west coast and joining us for this special gig.

  • Thu
    12
    Jan
    2012

    Duo with Helen Yee

    6:30-9:30pm

    Society of Illustrators
    128 E 63rd St (btw Park & Lex)
    NYC

    Sketch Night

    These interesting events are intended for artists, but anyone is welcome to come have a drink and listen. The venue provides live models for sketching, live jazz for listening and a live bartender for drinking. It’s a scene that is oh so New York. Come sketch, or just come and listen.

  • Mon
    16
    Jan
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of this lively bar with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002. Come join the fun! Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Thu
    19
    Jan
    2012

    TRIO with Phil Palombi & Ulysses Owens

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of this lively bar with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002. Come join the fun! Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    23
    Jan
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Aaron Kimmel

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of this lively bar with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002. Come join the fun! Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Thu
    26
    Jan
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Lieven Venken

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of this lively bar with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002. Come join the fun! Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    30
    Jan
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Ulysses Owens

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of this lively bar with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002. Come join the fun! Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Tue
    31
    Jan
    2012

    Duo with Phil Palombi

    6:30-9:30pm

    Society of Illustrators
    128 E 63rd St (btw Park & Lex)
    NYC

    Sketch Night

    These interesting events are intended for artists, but anyone is welcome to come have a drink and listen. The venue provides live models for sketching, live jazz for listening and a live bartender for drinking. It’s a scene that is oh so New York. Come sketch, or just come and listen.

  • Mon
    06
    Feb
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of this lively bar with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002. Come join the fun! Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Fri
    10
    Feb
    2012
    Sat
    11
    Feb
    2012
  • Wed
    15
    Feb
    2012

    Guest on the free "Music Cookbook" Webinar

    2pm EST

    Online at: www.koda.dk/musiccookbook/webinars/

    This series of online webinars is hosted by Maiken Ingvordsen from “So What Copenhagen” in Copenhagen, DK. It’s a Danish series, though she assures me this one will be in English! This is a great series run by KODA Music in Denmark. I’ll be talking about a few of the online tools I use for creating and marketing my music. It should be a lot of fun!

  • Thu
    16
    Feb
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Willard Dyson

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of this lively bar with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002. Come join the fun! Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    20
    Feb
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Pete Van Nostrand

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of this lively bar with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002. Come join the fun! Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Thu
    23
    Feb
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Willard Dyson

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of this lively bar with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002. Come join the fun! Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    27
    Feb
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Sylvia Cuenca

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Tue
    28
    Feb
    2012

    Duo with Helen Yee

    6:30-9:30pm

    Society of Illustrators
    128 E 63rd St (btw Park & Lex)
    NYC

    Sketch Night

    These interesting events are intended for artists, but anyone is welcome to come have a drink and listen. The venue provides live models for sketching, live jazz for listening and a live bartender for drinking. It’s a scene that is oh so New York. Come sketch, or just come and listen.

  • Mon
    05
    Mar
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Willard Dyson - The Music of James Williams

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    Happy Birthday James!

    It’s James Williams’ birthday and we’ll be celebrating and paying tribute to our good friend by playing all his tunes we can remember – along with a few tunes written for him. We tend to play a lot of his music anyway (just because his tunes are great), but this is sure to be complete overload. Come join the party!

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2012

    TRI-FI

    Cliff Bells
    Detroit, MI

    Step back in time with a visit to this historic spot in downtown Detroit. Vintage cocktails, great food and live jazz.

    Visit their website for a tour!

  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2012
    Sat
    17
    Mar
    2012

    with Scott Cowan - CD Release Tour

    Kalamazoo, MI

    Scott Cowan CD release concerts.

    Scott hired me and my TRI-FI band-mates to be the rhythm section on his new album of original music. Also on the recording with us is Chicago saxophonist, John Wojciechowski (damn is he good – check out his recent recording!). A few of the charts are for octet and things get kinda crazy. This should be fun!

  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2012

    with Scott Cowan

    7:30pm

    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI

    Concert of Scott’s music from his new recording – along with some familiar jazz standards.

     

  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2012

    with Scott Cowan

    Kalamazoo, MI

    12:30-1:40
    MUS 1510 Jazz Appreciation Class Performance
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

    3:00-5:00pm
    Masterclass for WMU student ensembles
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

    8:00pm
    CD Release Performance
    Union Cabaret & Grill

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2012

    with Scott Cowan

    8:15pm

    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI

    The main event! The Scott Cowan CD release concert in the WMU Recital Hall.

  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2012

    32nd Western Invitational Jazz Festival

    concert at 7:30pm

    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI

    All Day!
    Jazz Festival Adjudication
    I’ll be adjudicating some great high school jazz bands.

    7:30pm
    Performance with Western Michigan University Jazz Band
    TRI-FI and the guys from the Scott Cowan recording session will be featured on a few tunes with the big band.

  • Mon
    19
    Mar
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Joe Strasser

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2012

    Duo with Helen Yee

    6:30-9:30pm

    Society of Illustrators
    128 E 63rd St (btw Park & Lex)
    NYC

    Sketch Night

    These interesting events are intended for artists, but anyone is welcome to come have a drink and listen. The venue provides live models for sketching, live jazz for listening and a live bartender for drinking. It’s a scene that is oh so New York. Come sketch, or just come and listen.

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2012
    Sun
    08
    Apr
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    Curtis Stigers UK TOUR

    Learn more about Curtis Stigers on his website.

    Matthew Fries – piano
    Cliff Schmitt – bass
    Keith Hall – drums
    John “Scrapper” Sneider – trumpet
    James Scholfield – guitar

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2012
  • Sun
    25
    Mar
    2012
  • Tue
    27
    Mar
    2012
  • Wed
    28
    Mar
    2012
  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2012
  • Sun
    01
    Apr
    2012
  • Mon
    02
    Apr
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UK
    Assembly Halls

  • Tue
    03
    Apr
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    WORCESTER, UK
    Huntingdon Hall

  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2012
  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2012
  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2012
  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2012
  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2012
  • Tue
    10
    Apr
    2012

    Piano-bass duo with Greg Ryan

    6:30-9:30pm

    Society of Illustrators
    128 E 63rd St (btw Park & Lex)
    NYC

    Sketch Night

    These interesting events are intended for artists, but anyone is welcome to come have a drink and listen. The venue provides live models for sketching, live jazz for listening and a live bartender for drinking. It’s a scene that is oh so New York. Come sketch, or just come and listen.

  • Thu
    12
    Apr
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Vinnie Sperrazza

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    16
    Apr
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Joe Strasser

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Thu
    19
    Apr
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    23
    Apr
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Pete Van Nostrand

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    30
    Apr
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Thu
    03
    May
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Sun
    06
    May
    2012

    Electric Trio with Phil Palombi and Joe Strasser

    12 noon

    Riverdale Arts Festival
    Johnson Avenue (between 235th and 236th Street), Riverdale NY

  • Mon
    07
    May
    2012

    with Vinson Valega Group

    7-9pm

    55 Bar
    55 Christopher St.
    NYC

    Justin Flynn – sax
    Matthew Fries – Fender Rhodes
    Phil Palombi – bass
    Vinson Valega – drums

    We’ll be playing a bunch of Vins’ original music. Fun vibe, fun music, fun times.

  • Tue
    08
    May
    2012

    Duo with Helen Yee

    6:30-9:30pm

    Society of Illustrators
    128 E 63rd St (btw Park & Lex)
    NYC

    Sketch Night

    These interesting events are intended for artists, but anyone is welcome to come have a drink and listen. The venue provides live models for sketching, live jazz for listening and a live bartender for drinking. It’s a scene that is oh so New York. Come sketch, or just come and listen.

  • Thu
    10
    May
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    14
    May
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Fri
    18
    May
    2012
    Mon
    28
    May
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    Curtis Stigers GERMANY TOUR

    Learn more about Curtis Stigers on his website.

    Matthew Fries – piano
    Cliff Schmitt – bass
    Keith Hall – drums
    John “Scrapper” Sneider – trumpet
    James Scholfield – guitar

  • Fri
    18
    May
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    DARMSTADT, GERMANY
    Centralstation

  • Sat
    19
    May
    2012
  • Sun
    20
    May
    2012
    Mon
    21
    May
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    HANNOVER, GERMANY
    JazzClub

  • Tue
    22
    May
    2012
  • Wed
    23
    May
    2012
  • Fri
    25
    May
    2012
  • Sat
    26
    May
    2012
  • Sun
    27
    May
    2012
  • Mon
    28
    May
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    DORTMUND, GERMANY
    Domicil

  • Thu
    31
    May
    2012

    TRIO with Cliff Schmitt & Joe Strasser

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    04
    Jun
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Joe Strasser

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Thu
    07
    Jun
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Quincy Davis

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    11
    Jun
    2012

    with the Smoke Big Band

    7-10pm

    Smoke Jazz Club
    Broadway @ 106th St.
    NYC

    A 16-piece Jazz Orchestra directed by Bill Mobley.

  • Thu
    14
    Jun
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    18
    Jun
    2012
    Sat
    23
    Jun
    2012

    Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive

    Kalamazoo, MI

    A week-long camp for drummers of all ages. I’ll be there working with the campers on how to play in an ensemble. We’ll be rehearsing jazz arrangements to perform at the end of the week. It’s an incredible growing experience for everyone involved.

    MORE

  • Mon
    25
    Jun
    2012
    Fri
    29
    Jun
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    Ronnie Scotts
    London, UK

    Matthew Fries – piano
    Cliff Schmitt – bass
    Keith Hall – drums
    James Scholfield – guitar
    John “Scrapper” Sneider – trumpet

  • Mon
    25
    Jun
    2012
    Thu
    12
    Jul
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    Curtis Stigers Tour
    England, Germany and a convenient stop in Colorado somewhere in the middle.

    Learn more about Curtis Stigers on his website.

    Matthew Fries – piano
    Cliff Schmitt – bass
    Keith Hall – drums
    James Scholfield – guitar

  • Mon
    02
    Jul
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers & the Dallas Sympony

    Vail, CO

    A sonic pillow provided by a symphony orchestra? This is gonna be fun!

  • Fri
    06
    Jul
    2012
  • Sun
    08
    Jul
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    MUNICH, GERMANY
    Ampere

  • Mon
    09
    Jul
    2012
  • Wed
    11
    Jul
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    NURNBERG, GERMANY
    Hirsch

  • Thu
    12
    Jul
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    HERFORD, GERMANY
    Schiller

  • Mon
    16
    Jul
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Fri
    20
    Jul
    2012

    TRI-FI Concert

    7:30 & 9:30pm

    Wellspring Theater - EPIC Center
    Kalamazoo, MI
    fontanachamberarts.com

    This is a fantastic series that brings an amazing list of world-class jazz artists into the area to perform. We’re excited to be a part of it.

    Ticket Information

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2012

    TRI-FI

    6-10pm

    Monkey Bar Resto Lounge
    20 Monroe Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    616.356.2000

    http://www.thebob.com/monkeybarresto.html

  • Sun
    22
    Jul
    2012

    with Keith Hall All-stars

    4pm

    The Kalamazoo Civic Theater
    Kalamazoo, MI

    Free concert in downtown Kalamazoo featuring the awesome John Wojciechowski on saxophone. This should be a lot of fun!

  • Tue
    24
    Jul
    2012

    with Vinson Valega Group

    9pm-12am

    Domaine Wine Bar
    Long Island City, NY

  • Thu
    26
    Jul
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    30
    Jul
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Joe Strasser

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Wed
    01
    Aug
    2012

    with Vinson Valega Group

    7-9pm

    55 Bar
    55 Christopher St.
    NYC

    Chris Bacas – saxophone
    Mark Miller – trombone
    Matthew Fries – Fender Rhodes
    Gary Wang – bass
    Vinson Valega – drums

    We’ll be playing a bunch of Vins’ original music. Fun vibe, fun music, fun times.

  • Thu
    02
    Aug
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Fri
    03
    Aug
    2012

    Duo with Joe Fitzgerald

    8-12pm

    Blue Fin W Hotel, Times Square
    1567 Broadway (at 47th Street)
    NYC
    (212) 371-7657

  • Mon
    06
    Aug
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Joe Strasser

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Thu
    09
    Aug
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Shingo Okudaira

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

    Special guest – all the way from Japan! Shingo Okudaira is in town this week and we strong-armed him into playing the gig with us. This will be fun!

  • Mon
    13
    Aug
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Thu
    16
    Aug
    2012
    Sun
    19
    Aug
    2012

    TRI-FI

    Denmark Tour

    TRI-FI is heading to Denmark to perform at the European Bass Convention in beautiful Copenhagen. We’ll be doing a few more shows around the country while we’re there. Stay tuned for details…

    Matthew Fries – piano; Phil Palombi – bass; Keith Hall – drums

  • Thu
    16
    Aug
    2012

    TRI-FI

    JazzClub Dexter
    Odense, Denmark
    dexter.dk

    Hans Christian Andersen called this town home (just a bit of historical trivia for you). Dexter is a great jazz club right in the city center – a great room for live music.

  • Fri
    17
    Aug
    2012
    Sat
    18
    Aug
    2012

    TRI-FI

    10pm-1am

    Copenhagen JazzHouse
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    www.jazzhouse.dk

    This world-class jazz club in Copenhagen has a funky after-hours scene and we’ll be right in the heart of it. Come hang out, get comfy with a cocktail (or two) and listen to us play our own brand of original modern jazz.

  • Fri
    17
    Aug
    2012

    TRI-FI Concert

    3:30pm

    European Double Bass Convention
    Copenhagen Opera House
    Copenhagen, DK

    http://www.bass2012.eu

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2012

    TRI-FI Masterclass

    4pm

    JazzDanmark
    Location TBA...
    Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Mon
    20
    Aug
    2012

    TRI-FI with Adam Smale

    8pm

    UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS
    130 East 7th St, New York, NY
    (212) 254-9300

    TRI-FI will be making a record as the rhythm section with guitarist, Adam Smale and this is our “warmup concert” – a chance to get a work-out on Adam’s original compositions and arrangements in a real listening room. $10 cover.

    Adam Smale – guitar
    Matthew Fries – piano
    Phil Palombi – bass
    Keith Hall – drums

  • Mon
    27
    Aug
    2012

    TRIO with Cliff Schmitt & Paul Wells

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Tue
    28
    Aug
    2012

    TRIO with Phil Palombi & Lieven Venken

    8-9pm

    The Shrine
    2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
    (at 134th St)
    NYC

    The Shrine is a funky world-music venue that openly welcomes all kinds of music (seriously – ALL kinds) and all kinds of people. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind vibe in the city.

  • Thu
    30
    Aug
    2012

    TRIO with Phil Palombi and Lieven Venken

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    03
    Sep
    2012

    TRIO with Paul Gill and Eric Halvorson

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Thu
    06
    Sep
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Pete Van Nostrand

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2012
    Wed
    12
    Sep
    2012
  • Fri
    14
    Sep
    2012
  • Tue
    18
    Sep
    2012
  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2012

    My Birthday Celebration! TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    Who’s crazy enough to work on their birthday? ME! That’s who. Come join the fun.

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Thu
    27
    Sep
    2012
  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2012
  • Sat
    29
    Sep
    2012
  • Mon
    01
    Oct
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    Moods
    Zurich, Switzerland

  • Tue
    02
    Oct
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    Volkshaus
    Basel, Switzerland

  • Thu
    04
    Oct
    2012
    Sat
    06
    Oct
    2012
  • Sun
    07
    Oct
    2012
  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2012

    with Kat Gang

    8:30-11:30pm

    The Rose Club
    Plaza Hotel
    New York, NY

  • Thu
    11
    Oct
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Phil Maturano

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    Phil Maturano will be in town for a few days and we’ve got him! Don’t miss it.

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2012
  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2012
  • Sat
    20
    Oct
    2012
  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Alvester Garnett

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Wed
    24
    Oct
    2012

    with Kat Gang

    8:30-11:30pm

    The Rose Club
    Plaza Hotel
    New York, NY

    Kat Gang – vocals
    Matthew Fries – electric keyboard
    Phil Palombi – bass
    Tim Bulkley – drums

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Jay Sawyer

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2012

    Piano/Bass Duo with Sam Webber

    7-11:30pm

    Sofia's
    221 West 46th Street
    NYC
    (212) 719-5799

  • Mon
    29
    Oct
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan - cancelled due to Sandy

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Wed
    31
    Oct
    2012

    with Kat Gang

    8:30-11:30pm

    The Rose Club
    Plaza Hotel
    New York, NY

    Kat Gang – eerie vocals
    Matthew Fries – spooky electric keyboard
    Phil Palombi – scary bass
    Tim Bulkley – creepy drums

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Gene Jackson

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    05
    Nov
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Gene Jackson

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2012

    with Kat Gang

    8:30-11:30pm

    The Rose Club
    Plaza Hotel
    New York, NY

    Kat Gang – vocals
    Matthew Fries – electric keyboard
    Joe Fitzgerald – bass
    Tim Bulkley – drums

  • Thu
    08
    Nov
    2012

    with Vinson Valega Group

    7-9pm

    55 Bar
    55 Christopher St.
    NYC

    Anton Denner & Chris Bacas – sax
    Matthew Fries – Fender Rhodes
    Gary Wang – bass
    Vinson Valega – drums

    We’ll be playing a bunch of Vins’ original music. Fun vibe, fun music, fun times.

  • Mon
    12
    Nov
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2012
    Wed
    14
    Nov
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    Blue Note Jazz Club
    NYC

  • Thu
    15
    Nov
    2012

    718 Electric Trio

    An Beal Bocht
    Bronx, NY

    718 is an electric trio project I’ve been working on with Phil Palombi and Eric Halvorson. I’ll be playing Fender Rhodes with various effects. It’s a fun project that takes me out of my acoustic piano safety zone. Come join the fun.

    Matthew Fries – Fender Rhodes; Phil Palombi – electric bass; Eric Halvorson – drums

  • Mon
    19
    Nov
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Vinnie Sperrazza

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2012

    with Kat Gang

    8:30-11:30pm

    The Rose Club
    Plaza Hotel
    New York, NY

    Kat Gang – vocals
    Matthew Fries – electric keyboard
    Phil Palombi – bass
    Tim Bulkley – drums

  • Thu
    22
    Nov
    2012

    GOBBLE GOBBLE!

    Happy Thanksgiving

    If you need me I’ll be eating turkey…

  • Mon
    26
    Nov
    2012

    TRIO with Gregory Ryan & Gene Jackson

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Wed
    28
    Nov
    2012

    with Kat Gang

    8:30-11:30pm

    The Rose Club
    Plaza Hotel
    New York, NY

    Kat Gang – vocals
    Matthew Fries – electric keyboard
    Phil Palombi – bass
    Tim Bulkley – drums

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2012

    with Curtis Stigers

    Alte Oper
    Frankfurt, Germany

    Learn more about Curtis Stigers on his website.

    Matthew Fries – piano
    Cliff Schmitt – bass
    Keith Hall – drums
    John “Scrapper” Sneider – trumpet
    James Scholfield – guitar

  • Mon
    03
    Dec
    2012

    TRIO with Phil Palombi & Jay Sawyer

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Wed
    05
    Dec
    2012

    with Kat Gang

    8:30-11:30pm

    The Rose Club
    Plaza Hotel
    New York, NY

    Kat Gang – vocals
    Matthew Fries – electric keyboard
    Phil Palombi – bass
    Tim Bulkley – drums

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2012

    TRIO with Sam Weber & Akira Tana

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Thu
    13
    Dec
    2012

    TRIO with Greg Ryan & Jay Sawyer

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    17
    Dec
    2012

    TRIO with Greg Ryan & Joe Strasser

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Wed
    19
    Dec
    2012

    with Kat Gang

    8:30-11:30pm

    The Rose Club
    Plaza Hotel
    New York, NY

    Kat Gang – vocals
    Matthew Fries – electric keyboard
    Phil Palombi – bass
    Tim Bulkley – drums

  • Thu
    20
    Dec
    2012

    TRIO with Greg Ryan & Pete Van Nostrand

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Fri
    21
    Dec
    2012

    TRIO with Cliff Schmitt & Eric Halvorson

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! This time it’s a little different – I’ll be a more funky set with my friends:

    Cliff Schmitt – ELECTRIC bass
    Eric Halvorson – drums

    No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Mon
    24
    Dec
    2012

    TRIO with Gary Wang & Jordan Perlson

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    E54th & 3rd Ave
    NYC

    I’ve been playing on the Steinway B tucked in the corner of the lively bar in this steak-n-ribs joint with some fantastic musicians 2-3 times a week since 2002! No cover charge and the food is delicious. Come for the music. Stay for the spinach and artichoke dip!

  • Wed
    26
    Dec
    2012

    with Vinson Valega Group

    7-9pm

    55 Bar
    55 Christopher St.
    NYC

    Anton Denner & Chris Bacas – sax
    Matthew Fries – Fender Rhodes
    Gary Wang – bass
    Vinson Valega – drums

    We’ll be playing a bunch of Vins’ original music. Fun vibe, fun music, fun times.

  • Fri
    28
    Dec
    2012

    718 Electric Trio

    9pm-12am

    An Beal Bocht
    Bronx, NY

    718 is an electric trio project I’ve been working on with Phil Palombi and Eric Halvorson. I’ll be playing Fender Rhodes with various effects. It’s a fun project that takes me out of my acoustic piano safety zone. Come join the fun.

    Matthew Fries – Fender Rhodes; Phil Palombi – electric bass; Eric Halvorson – drums

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