Archived Events: Dec. 1, 2005 – June 7, 2014

Events for Jeff Kaiser, KaiBorg, The Choir Boys and The Desert Fathers

__events listed in reverse order, scroll down for more

Premier performances of TPT-TPT!

Jeff Kaiser and Dave Ballou, trumpets and laptops

***Saturday, June 7, 2014

June 7, 2014 12:00





***Tuesday, June 3, 2014



The Windup Space

12 W. North Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21201

Sunday, June 1

Center for the Arts at Eagle Rock

Open Gate Theater

7:00 p.m.

2225 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles

Admission $10,

Students, seniors, and series performers half price

Anna Homler, Vlat, Rich West and Jeff Kaiser!


The Cosmopolitans

Gianni Mimmo – soprano sax (Italy)

Alison Blunt – violin (UK)

Lisa Mezzacappa – Bass

Vinny Golia – winds

May 4, 2014

Open Gate Series

Eagle Rock, CA

Los Angeles Trumpet Quartet:

John Fumo

Jeff Kaiser

Kris Tiner

Dan Rosenboom

April 21, 2014

Neu New York/Vienna Institute for Improvised Music


Hamburgstrasse 18, Wien, Austria


Jeff Kaiser, trumpet

Uli Soyka, drums

Marco Eneidi. alto sax

March 1, 2014

The Piano Kitchen

Santa Barbara, CA

1) John Rapson–Piano

2) Jim Connolly–Bass

3) Jeff Kaiser: Trumpet and electronics

Jason Ponce: Video artist

February 19, 2014, 7:30 pm (NOTE early start time)

The French Parlor Room in *FOUNDERS Hall*

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

Admission is free.

Jeff Kaiser: Trumpet and electronics

Jason Ponce: Video artist

February 2, 2014, 7 p.m.

Presented by Open Gate and  Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock,

at Center for the Arts

Eagle Rock, Center for the Arts,

2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock (one block west of Eagle Rock Blvd.).

Admission $10, students, seniors, and series performers half price.

Free parking is plentiful.

Jeff Kaiser: Trumpet and electronics

Jason Ponce: Video artist

Jason Ponce is a multimedia artist, musician, interactive arts researcher and educator. His musical practices embrace composition, electroacoustics, improvisation, noise, drone, and microsound. Jason’s sound and video installations have been produced internationally and highlight the many intersections between art and science, especially interactivity, group dynamics, gesture and cognition. Recent work has focused on developing flexible multimedia performance applications that extend realtime interactivity to contemporary opera and experimental theater. He holds advanced degrees from UC San Diego where he studied computer music with Miller Puckette, Richard F. Moore, Philippe Manoury and Tom Erbe. Over the years Jason has worked closely with an eclectic array of contemporary artists and orgs including Pauline Oliveros, JG Thirwell, Pamela Z, Katharina Rosenberger, Heiko Kalmbach, Mark Dresser, James Ilgenfritz, Ted Hearne, Sidereal Labs, Opera Cabal, The International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Sospeso and many others. More at

January 16, 2014

7:30 p.m.

University of San Diego

Camino Hall, room 153

Free admission


Quartet Improvisations

Christopher Adler, piano

Jeff Kaiser, trumpet and electronics

Jane Rigler, flute

Scott Walton, bass

October 22, 2013

Blue Whale

Anthony Shadduck Double Quartet

Ashland Community Center
Ashland, OR



Bows and Arrows
Sacramento, CA



May 7-16

Residency, STEIM

Amsterdam, NL

April 24

Berkeley, CA

Institute of Jazz


April 4, 2012, 8pm,

Jeff Kaiser Quintet

(with David Borgo, Jared Mattson, Tyler Eaton, Jonathan Mattson)

The Loft at:

University of California, San Diego

March 23, 2012


Cal Arts Composer/Performer Colloquium


March 3, 2012


Performance and presentation

California State University Fullerton

11th Annual New Music Festival

“The Composer/Performer in the 21st Century”

February 28, 2012

Premier performance of “9503” for vibraphone and electronics

Vibraphone: Leah Bowden; Composer: Jeff Kaiser

8pm, UCSD San Diego

Experiemental Theater, Conrab Prebys Music Center

February 7, 2012


The Blue Whale

123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tel: 213-620-0908

Anthony Shadduck Double Quartet:

Anthony Shadduck, bass; Jeff Kaiser, trumpet; Brian Walsh, clarinets; Tom McNalley, guitar

Adam Goodwin, bass; Alan Cook, drumset; Ted Byrnes, drumset

December 1, 2011


The Loft, UCSD

More info to come

November 22, 2011


Palomar College, 8pm

Electronic Music Festival

November 19, 2011

The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet, Concert for my birthday!

UCSD, Conrad Prebys Music Center

Facebook Event Page

New music for big band



David Borgo

Vinny Golia

Andrew Pask

Tracy McMullen


Emily Hay


Dan Clucas

John Fumo

Brad Henkel

Daniel Rosenboom

Kris Tiner


Michael Dessen

Michael Vlatkovich


Jonathan Piper

William Roper


Wayne Peet

Acoustic Guitar:

Tom McNalley

Electric Contrabass Guitar;

Steuart Liebig


Jim Connolly

Mark Dresser


Rich West

Brad Dutz

East Coast Trip, October 27-30: More info to come!

Thursday, October 27, presentation/performance on my work at Amherst College

Friday, October 28, performance TBA with Jason Robinson

Satuday, October 29, performance at Douglass Street Music Collective with Jason Robinson

Sunday, October 30, *acoustic* duo with Brad Henkel, TBA

An art exhibition featuring nine pages from my work, “The Alchemical Mass”

Experimental Notations

Curated by Jeff Ray of Mission Creek Music and Art Festival in collaboration with Royal NoneSuch Gallery and MacArthur b Arthur Gallery

September 9–October 2, 2011

Opening: September 9, 7-10pm

231 Telegraph Ave and 4030 MLK Jr. Way

Oakland, CA

Royal NoneSuch Gallery and MacArthur b Arthur in collaboration with Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival will host Experimental Notations, an exhibition of dialogues between sound and visual representation, and the systems or interpretive strategies that inspire them. Through video, drawing, and sculpture, these non-traditional scores will be accompanied by the sound which inspired their creation, or, resulted from the score. The exhibition will take place at both Royal NoneSuch Gallery and at our neighbor, MacArthur b arthur. More details about the exhibition and live music events can be found below.

Exhibition Artists:

Royal NoneSuch:

Katrina Lamb

Wayne Grim & Carey Lin & Kate O’Donnell

Michelle King

Jill Auckenthaler

Audra Wolowiec

Collin McKelvey

Michael Kelly

Farley Gwazda

MacArthur b Arthur:

Jeff Kaiser

Scott Kiernan

Veronica Graham & Jesse Eisenhower

Chris Vogel

Brian Caraway

Matt Ingalls

Jesse Boardman Kauppila

Joel St. Julien & Jesus Beltran

Andy Lambert

Live Music:

Royal NoneSuch:

Zachary James Watkins & Matt Ingalls

Sunday, September 11, 4pm

Ellul & Deletist

Sunday, September 25, 4pm

MacArthur b arthur:

Pine and Radius

Sunday, September 18, 4pm

Stay tuned for more details! This exhibition is curated and organized by Jeff Ray in collaboration with Kevin P. Clarke, Carrie Hott, and Elizabeth Bernstein.

August 7, 2011

Vlatkovich, McNalley, Kaiser: Open Gate Theater, Eagle Rock, CA

June 26, 2011

KaiBorg, Royal T’s, Los Angeles, CA

June 25, 2011

KaiBorg, Zoey’s, Ventura, CA

June 16, 2011

The Choir Boys (Kaiser and Pask)

Special guest, video artist Joachim Goßmann


Steve Allen Theater




Thursday, June 16, 8PM ResBox @ Steve Allen Theater The Center for Inquiry 4773 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90027

$10 at the door or reservations at: (800) 595-4849 more info: (323) 666-4268 all ages + free parking in lot

June 2, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011


8 p.m. | all ages | $15 / $10 students

Hosted at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center

1st floor, Harbor Club Towers

2nd Avenue and J Street

Downtown San Diego, CA


Jason Robinson / Anthony Davis Duo

Robinson (tenor sax)

Davis (piano)

Jason Robinson’s Janus Ensemble

(West Coast edition)

Robinson (tenor sax)

Joshua White (piano)

Rob Thorsen (bass)

Duncan Moore (drums)


David Borgo (alto flute, soprano sax)

Michael Dessen (trombone)

Colin Friedkin (tenor sax)

Andy Geib (trombone, flute)

Jeff Kaiser (conducting, trumpet)

Gabriel Sundy (bass clarinet)

Ellen Weller (flute, soprano sax)

June 1 2011

Solo performance,

Art Institute of San Diego

May 6-7

Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival

Friday, March 11, Porter’s Pub, 8m

first set:Kaiser, Solo trumpet with electronics

(Then: David Borgo and Kronomorfic, and the Mike Kenneally Trio)

Thursday, March 10, 2011 10pm

Interviewed LIVE on KSDS

with David Borgo

Host: Miff Mole!

Streaming here:

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Presenting at the “Music and Money” academic conference at UCLA, sponsored by EMP

I Gotta Have Bread or Respect: Touring Improvised Music

Feb 2, The Loft

KaiBorg with Joachim Goßmann on video

Dizzy’s in the San Diego Wine and Culinary Center

Harbor Club Towers ground floor • 2nd and J Street

Saturday, January 29, 8p.m.

David Borgo

Three For All

Saxophonist and UCSD professor David Borgo performs inthree different group configurations celebrating three recent CD releases:

Initial Conditions

(with Gunnar Biggs bass,Duncan Moore drums)


(with Paul Pellegrin drums,

Nathan Hubbard vibraphone,Evan Adams sax and oboe, Gunnar Biggs bass)


(with Jeff Kaiser

trumpet/live electronics)

The music ranges from original freebop, polymetric/world-inflected compositionsto charged electro-acoustic improvisation—a musical feast for the ears

$15 cover ($10 students w/ID)

Ticket price includes your choice of CD to take home • For more info:

Sunday, January 23, 8pm, free

CHE cafe, UCSD

with James Ilgenfritz, Adam Goodwin, and many others…

UCSD Sonic Diasporas Alumni Festival

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
11:00 pm

CPMC Concert Hall


First day of Sonic Diasporas concludes with a late night concert featuring Guy Obrecht’s One More Hit for the Go Duo; along with Pat O’Keefe’s Generations: An Improvisation Event combining instrumental ensemble with laptop. (I’ll be playing in it.)

Jeff Kaiser: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Electronics

Phil Skaller: Prepared Piano

University of California San Diego Conrad Prebys Music Center’s Experimental Theater Room 122

Thursday January 13, 2011 • 8pm • Free Admission

(Pie will not be served)

KaiBorg gigs in Albuquerque and Santa Fe!

Sunday, December 19 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Location Little Wing

851 Saint Michael’s Dr.

Santa Fe, NM

The Process Presents at Little Wing:


Sunday, Dec. 19th – 8pm

…at Little Wing

851 Saint Michael’s Dr.


$5 Admission

All Ages


ABOUT KaiBorg:





ABOUT The Proxemics:





ABOUT clawdeuS:



For more information, please contact Red Cell @ 505.603.8321 or at –

Saturday, December 18, 2010


“…a surging sonic kaleidoscope…” —George Varga, San Diego Union Tribune.

Real-time computer processing and experimental improvisation. An intricate web of references and a compelling ensemble voice. Jazz and improvised music within the expanded sonic palette and space made possible by the use of live electronics.

The Center for Grooviness

(at Nob Hill Yoga Center)

4118 Central Ave SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

7:30 PM

$10 suggested donation

Satuday, November 20, 2:30 pm FREE

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall (Room 127)


University of California Initiative for Research in the Arts (UCIRA)

State of the Art Conference

University of California San Diego

Jeff Kaiser, Trumpet and laptop

David Borgo, Woodwinds and Laptop

Joachim Goßmann, live video improvisation

Alvas Showroom Event

Sunday November 14, 2010 – 5pm

pfMENTUM presents Skaller/Holt Duo (and special guests)


Phillip Skaller~Piano

Danny Holt~Piano

Vinny Golia~Winds

Wayne Peet~Piano

David Borgo~Saxophones/Laptop

Jeff Kaiser~Quartertone Trumpet/Laptop

Dottie Grossman~Poet

Michael Vlatkovich~Trombone

Skaller/Holt Duo~ Philip Skaller & Danny Holt~pianos

Skaller/Holt Duo celebrate the release of their first CD, Music of Mark Dresser (pfMENTUM 062). Skaller/Holt Duo explores the intersection of composition and improvisation with an obsessive and virtuosic deconstruction of time: speed, cycles, density and rates of flow, acceleration, deceleration, augmentation, diminution, rhythm, groove, chaos. Bridging the worlds of contemporary classical music and experimental jazz, these two fiery pianists take the music of Mark Dresser as a starting point for their ambitious, imaginative, and playful musical adventures for two pianos.

Special Guests

Vinny Golia & Wayne Peet


David Borgo~Saxophones/Laptop

Jeff Kaiser~Quartertone Trumpet/Laptop

Dottie Grossman & Michael Vlatkovich

**Suggested** donation $10, No One Turned Away, All Ages

Reservations are suggested. Complimentary tea, coffee and “Alvas Music” bottled watter provided. Please call 1-800-403-3447

02. 09. 10

auf dem Gelände Maria am Ostbahnhof / Schillingbrücke






Phil Skaller – prepared piano

Jeff Kaiser – trumpet & electronics

Jürg Bariletti – prepared piano

Thursday, August 5, 2010

STEIM Laboratories

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Desert Fathers in concert!

Jeff Kaiser (quartertone trumpet/laptop)

Gregory Taylor (laptop)

We will be in residency at STEIM August 2-August 8


July 10

Museum of Making Music

Lecture and Concert


July 3

New Zone, Eugene Oregon

Sets by

Jeff Kaiser and Don Haugen

Sabrina Siegel, Chuck and Hobby Knife

Eye Died


Cornelius Van Stafrein

June 25

Jazz Station, Eugene Oregon

three sets by three trumpets

Douglas Detrick

Jeff Kaiser

Brian McWhorter





University of California Santa Barbara



*a live soundtrack to the 1929 film TUSALAVA

by the CHOIR BOYS (Jeff Kaiser & Andrew Pask)

*music and poetry by BROTHER LEAP

(Peter Marin, poetry; Hal Onserud, bass; Rob Wallace, drums)

*music by all of the above + Joann Cho, piano; and Jim Connolly, bass

Modernist film from New Zealand, poetry and improvised music from California and beyond!

more on the TUSULAVA project and the Choir Boys can be found at and

This event is cosponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music, the College of Creative Studies, the Department of Film and Media Studies, and the Department of Art

29.4.2010, 20:00 @ Conrad Prebys Music Center, UCSD (Recital Hall)

Ignaz Schick (turntables, objects)

Jeff Kaiser (trumpet, electronics)

Ian Carroll (trombone, objects)

Phil Skaller (very prepared piano)

Friday-Saturday, April 23-24

Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival!

I will be performing sets with Kris Hartung, Brad Henkel and SOLO

Thursday, April 8 2010

TrummerfloraDesi’n’Friends 2734 Lytton Street, Point Loma, CA 92110 $10 21+ 619 224 6409

Spring Reverb Festival Day 1

the opening night of Spring Reverb 2010,

featuring the Rubberband, KaiBorg and more

Thursday March 11, 8:00pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

UC San Diego Department of Music

Music for Life

a Benefit Concert

for Melania & Ignacio

$10 Suggested Donation

(All Contributions Appreciated)

musical performances by:

KaiBorg, Gabrielle Athayde, Stephanie Aston, Ross Karre, Kamau Kenyatta, Katalin Lukács, Batya MacAdam-Somer, David Medine, Jaime Oliver and James Gordon Williams

Music for Life is presented by graduate students of the UC San Diego Department of Music in support of our friends and colleagues Melania Santana and Ignacio Lopez in their struggle with cancer.

All proceeds directly benefit Ignacio, Melania, and their newborn son Lutgardo. Please join us in supporting this amazing family.

February 18

Trumpet quartet w/

Taylor Ho Bynum, Jeff Kaiser, Dan Clucas, Kris Tiner

ResBox at the Steve Allen Theater




feat. Taylor Ho Bynum + Kris Tiner + Dan Clucas + Jeff Kaiser

Thursday, February 18, 8PM

ResBox @ Steve Allen Theater

The Center for Inquiry

4773 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90027

$10 at the door or reservations at: (800) 595-4849

more info: (323) 666-4268

all ages + free parking in lot



Visual Arts Facility Performance Space, UCSD



Performances by Gabrielle Athayde, Cooper Baker,

Ian Carroll, Nicholas Deyoe, Jeff Kaiser, Clint McCallum,

Adam Tinkle, Justin Zullo

Wednesdays@7 Concert Series, presented by the Department of Music:

MacArthur Fellow, composer, and trombonist George Lewis

Art of Improvisation 1

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

7:00 pm

CPMC Concert Hall, UCSD

Tickets $25 general, $20 for UCSD faculty, staff; $1 student rush tickets available one hour before the concert.

Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Other tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.

I’ll be playing at this along with faculty and other grad students.

KaiBorg CD Release Concerts!

Celebrating the release of their CD, “Harvesting Metadata.”

San Diego, Bakersfield, Ventura

Saturday, January 23, 2010

8 pm

Conrad Prebys Experimental Theater, UCSD

(Room 122, Conrad Prebys Music Center)

San Diego, CA

(Featuring video artists Cooper Baker and Joachim Gossmann)

FREE for UCSD music faculty, staff, students: $25 general/$10 for students w/ID

Thursday, January 28, 2010

8 pm

Metro Galleries

1604 19th St.

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Info: 661-634-9598


Saturday, January 30, 2010

8 pm

San Buenaventura Artists Union

330 South California Street • Ventura, CA • 93001

Sliding Scale Admission: $0 to whatever…

KaiBorg is:

David Borgo: soprano and sopranino saxophones, chalumeau, dudukophone, whistlophone, mijwiz, slide whistle and laptop

Jeff Kaiser: quartertone trumpet, flute, voice and laptop

Featuring live video improvisations by Joachim Goßmann and Cooper Baker

Also! The Ventura and Bakersfield shows will feature trumpeter Kris Tiner performing with filmmaker Allen Glass!

Kris Tiner is a California-based trumpet player, composer, and improviser. His music has been described as “extraordinarily inventive” (Signal to Noise Magazine), and capable of turning “barbed wire to beauty” (LA Weekly), with a “folksy sort of lyricism that one does not usually find in avant-jazz.” ( Kris has performed at concert venues and festivals throughout North America and abroad, and he appears on over 40 recordings for Clean Feed, pfMENTUM, Nine Winds, and other labels. Kris has received awards from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, Chamber Music America, the International Association for Jazz Education, and the John F. Kennedy Center’s Jazz Ahead program. His primary musical projects include the Empty Cage Quartet and Tin/Bag with NYC guitarist Mike Baggetta. Kris is a regular member of the Industrial Jazz Group and a founding member of the Los Angeles Trumpet Quartet, and he has collaborated with Vinny Golia, Wadada Leo Smith, Leroy Jenkins, Donald Robinson, Gerry Hemingway, Nels Cline, Mary Oliver, Ken Filiano, Kraig Grady, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jeff Kaiser, G.E. Stinson, Alicia Mangan, Lukas Ligeti and many others. Kris holds an MFA in African-American Improvisational Music from California Institute of the Arts and a BA in Music from CSU Bakersfield. He has lectured on both music and visual art, and currently teaches courses in jazz and popular music at Bakersfield College.


Allen D. Glass II is an international film artist, psychologist, musicologist, archivist, chemical dependency specialist, hallucinaturalist and member of the Photo Archive Group which preserves the American history of genocide in Southeast Asia. His films and photographs have been exhibited by The British Film Institute, The Museum of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, Festival International Nouveau Cinéma Nouveau Medias Montréal, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition, Black Maria Film Festival and the international film festivals of London, Melbourne, Tehran, Toronto, Tokyo and Luxembourg among others. He has collaborated extensively with Wadada Leo Smith, Revolutionary Ensemble and Empty Cage Quartet. Poet Dorothea Grossman once wrote this text about his films: “Humankind in the unfamiliar landscape, composing itself rhythmically and even lovingly into poetry. Nature as mammal music. The Life Dance. Foreign smells. And silences that are, of course, their own music.” Allen D. Glass II was born in Indiana and currently lives in Elysian Park.

December 2-6

KaiBorg on the Road

Wednesday, December 2

Santa Barbara New Music Series

Friday, December 4, 10am

International Society for Improvised Music at UC Santa Cruz

Jeff Kaiser paper presentation

Friday, December 4, 6pm

International Society for Improvised Music at UC Santa Cruz

David Borgopaper presentation

Saturday, December 5, 9am

International Society for Improvised Music at UC Santa Cruz

KaiBorg concert, 9am

The Madison Music Collective Presents:

The Desert Fathers

Gregory Taylor (laptop) and Jeff Kaiser (quartertone trumpet and laptop)

Friday, November 13, 8PM

Capitol Lakes Grand Hall

333 W Main St, Madison

$8 MMC Members / $10 General

The Madison Music Collective

Listen to excerpts from our CD:

September 1-20, 2009

Jeff Kaiser in residency, STEIM Laboratories

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Including September 9, concert at STEIM with

Michael Moore, clarinets and saxophones

Michael Vatcher, percussion

Jeff Kaiser, quartertone trumpet and laptop

August 28, 2009

Licht Blick Kino at K77

Kastanien Allee 7

in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

‘Kaiser Adaptor’

Double Adaptor with Jeff Kaiser

Jeff Kaiser – 1/4 tone trumpet, electronics

Keith O Brien – guitar, computer

Roy Carroll – sampler

Thur 27.08.09, 22:00

Loophole, Boddinstr. 60, 12053 Berlin

‘Sicilian Kaiser’

Sicilian Dragon with Jeff Kaiser

Jeff Kaiser – 1/4 tone trumpet, electronics

Anat Cohavi – bass clarinet, soprano sax

Hannes Lingens, drums, accordian

Roy Carroll – sampler

August 21, 2009

Club der polnischen Versager

Ackerstr. 168

10115 Berlin

(U8 Rosenthaler Platz)

Phil Skaller, keys

Harald Thiemann, percussion

Jeff Kaiser, quartertone trumpet and laptop

Jürg Bariletti,

July 21, 2009

Jazz Station, 68 W Broadway, Eugene OR.

8 pm, $5, open to all ages

Jeff Kaiser (trumpet and laptop)

Cooper Baker (laptop)

Douglas Detrick, group TBA

July 15, 2009

Jazz Station, 68 W Broadway, Eugene OR.

8 pm, $5, open to all ages

First band:

Sabrina Siegel (voice, guitar, rocks)

Jeff Kaiser (trumpet and laptop)

Cooper Baker (laptop)

Second band:

Prehistoric Horse!

Lucio Menegon, guitars

Valerie Kuehne, cello

David Grollman, percussive implements and more

Jeff Kaiser and Steuart Liebig

(quartertone trumpet/electronics and bass guitar/electronics)

Santa Barbara – Ventura – Bakersfield Micro Tour!

Thursday – Friday – Saturday

July 9, 2009 – Santa Barbara – Muddy Waters

Santa Barbara New Music series

Muddy Waters Cafe

508 E. Haley Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

July 10, 2009 – Ventura – Zoey’s

Zoey’s Café

451 E. Main St.

Ventura, CA 93001

Free admission! All ages!

Also Playing:

Kris Tiner/Chris Schlarb Duo:

Kris Tiner – trumpet/electronics

Chris Schlarb – guitar/electronics

July 11, 2009 – Bakersfield – Metro Art

Metro Galleries

1604 19th St.

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Info: 661-634-9598

Also Playing:

Kris Tiner/Chris Schlarb Duo:

Kris Tiner – trumpet/electronics

Chris Schlarb – guitar/electronics

Sunday, June 14, 2009 – 8pm

Vision Festival

Abrons Arts Center

466 Grand Street

New York, NY 10002


Bill Brand’s 16mm film, “Angular Momentum,” will be played

(Bill Brand will be in attendance)


Phil Skaller – Piano

Jeff Kaiser – Trumpet/electronics

performing the sound track live.

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 8pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Concert Hall, UCSD

Christian Bök Residency Concert

KaiBorg (David Borgo and Jeff Kaiser) will join visiting poet Christian Bök at CPMC.

Gala Opening Concert

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD

Friday, May 7, 8 and 9, 2009

KaiBorg is pleased to be included in the

alongside a cast of luminaries in creative composed and improvised

here for information on the new building/Concert Hall

Saturday, March 14, 2009


The Loft at:

University of California, San Diego


Performances will include:

9503 Maryknoll

Author: Phil Taggart

Musician: Jeff Kaiser

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Palomar College

12:30 p.m.

1140 West Mission Road

San Marcos, California 92069-1487

Performance Lab (Room D-10)

No charge for admission.


Thursday, February 19, 8pm

Sound In Space 2009


Sea and Space Explorations

4755 York Blvd, LA, CA 90042

Solo set: quartertone trumpet and laptop.

also on the bill, Cooper Baker and Lewis Keller

All Sound in Space events are Free!

February 7, 2009, 12:30pm



For the Incubator Group

Saturday, 8 pm, December 27, 2008

Eugene, Oregon


Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts


(541) 344-3482

Cost: $5, All ages welcome


Warning: Broken Machine (Don Haugen), Electronics

Sabrina Siegel

Jeff Kaiser, trumpet, laptop

Cooper Baker, laptop

Monday, December 8, 2008

6-7 pm, Free

The San Diego Improvisers Orchestra

B152, UC San Diego

The San Diego Improvisers Orchestra is:

Christine Tavolacci-Amplified Flute(s)

Baker-Amplified Laptop

Jeff Kaiser- Amplified Quarter-tone Trumpet

Carroll- Amplified Trombone


Jeff Kaiser, Quartertone Trumpet/Laptop

David Borgo, Saxophones/Laptop

December 5-7, 2008:

International Society for Improvised Music

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado


Jeff Kaiser, Quartertone Trumpet/Laptop

David Borgo, Saxophones/Laptop

Friday, November 7, 2008:

UC Institute for Research in the Arts “State of the Art” festival

University of California, Riverside

Riverside, CA

Friday, October 3, 2008


KaiBorg will perform at

NWEAMO at San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA 92182-7902 TEL: (619) 594.6031


Jeff Kaiser, Quartertone Trumpet/Laptop

David Borgo, Saxophones/Laptop

September 21, 2008

KaiBorg at Studio Loos

City of The Hague, The Netherlands

September18, 2008

KaiBorg at STEIM!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands-STEIM electro-acoustic

September 17, 2008

8 pm

Goteborg, Sweden- KaiBorg at Brötz nightclub!

September 17, 2008

10 am to 1pm

Goteborg, Sweden- The University of Goteborg

David Borgo and Jeff Kaiser lead workshop on improvisation

September 16, 2008

1-4 pm

Goteborg, Sweden- The University of Goteborg

David Borgo presentation

Monday, September 1, 7:00pm

Marcos Fernandes

Going Away Party…

A group of improvisors getting together to
celebrate and send off

improvisor and impressario

Wormhole, Borborygmus plus guests

featuring Burnett Anderson, Roger Aplon, Farhad Bahrami, Michael Dessen, DJ
Tenshun, Marcos Fernandes, Curtis Glatter, Nathan Hubbard, Jeff Kaiser, robert
m, Toni Pope, Scott Walton, Ellen Weller

Desi ‘N’ friends

2734 Lytton Stree

San Diego, CA

Donations accepted


August 14, 2008

8:00 pm


Muddy Waters Cafe

508 E. Haley St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Rob Wallace Farewell Show!

Rob Wallace is moving away. Come and wish
the drummer Han Bennink refers to as “sweetie” farewell and good
luck on future adventures! Performers will include Rob Wallace (drums), Jeff
Kaiser (trumpet), Andrew Pask (woodwinds), Colter Frazier (tenor sax), Jim
Connolly (bass), Hal Onserud (bass), Ralph Lowi (bass), Max Katz (guitar),
Phil Murphy (guitar), and more!

August 2, 2008, 8pm

Eugene, Oregon


Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts


(541) 344-3482

Cost: $5, All ages welcome

Local sound artist and promoter Don Haugen hosts an evening
with performers

Jeff Kaiser, Barry Threw (Maximus P) and Haugen’s own group WARNING

Maximus P is:

Jeff Kaiser, Quartertone Trumpet/Laptop

Barry Threw, Laptop

Tuesday, July 29, 8pm

KWVA Radio, Eugene, Oregon

host: Don Haugen (link
to stream
on page) or;


(Must click little yellow “Tune In!” button)

Will be playing/discussing my music and upcoming
show with Barry Threw

Two Bands, Four nights

Santa Barbara, Bakersfield, *VENTURA*, Laguna Beach

July 10-13, 2008

Jeff Kaiser/Steuart Liebig Duo

Quartertone Trumpet/electronics and Contrabass Guitar/Electronics

Trio Caveat

Jonathan Moritz, tenor saz; James Ilgenfritz, contrabass; John McLellan, drums

July 10, 8pm

Santa Barbara New Music Series at:

Muddy Waters Cafe

508 E. Haley St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

$8, all ages

Friday July 11, 8pm

Metro Galleries

1604 19th St.

Bakersfield, CA 93301

$5 admission, all ages

Info: 661-634-9598

Saturday, July 12, 8pm

Zoey’s Cafe

451 E. Main Street

Ventura, CA 93001

(805) 652-1137

FREE admission, donations accepted


Sunday, July 13, 6pm

Laguna House Concert

1545 Tahiti Ave

Laguna Beach, CA

$10 suggested


Jeff Kaiser/Steuart Liebig Duo

Persian kabob between sets!


Jonathan Moritz/Chris Welcome/ James Ilgenfritz Trio

Tenor and soprano saxophone/Acoustic bass/Electric guitar

driving directions:

I-405 or I-5

Exit highway 133 (Laguna Canyon Rd.)

Turn left at the light at Forest Ave

Continue on 3rd St

Turn left at Park Ave and proceed up the hill

Turn left at Tahiti Ave

May 27-June 1

Idaho Falls and Boise, ID

Choir Boys

Jeff Kaiser and Andrew Pask

These will be part of the premier tour of
our new intermedia work


May 28 (Wednesday), 7:00 – 8:30pm

Museum of Eastern Idaho

300 S. Capital Ave

Idaho Falls, ID 83402


$10 at the door


Boise Experimental Music Festival

(for specific times, see the schedule at:

May 30 (Friday), 8:30pm – Midnight

El Korah Shrine Center

1118 W Idaho

Boise, ID 83701

Phone: 208-343-0571

$7.00 at the door

May 31 (Saturday), 1-7pm

El Korah Shrine Center

1118 W Idaho

Boise, ID 83701

Phone: 208-343-0571

$6.00 at the door

($10 will cover evening show as well)

Sunday, May 11, 7pm

Trummerflora presents

Other Ideas at Kava Gallery

Vinny Golia Quartet

The Choir Boys

two LA based group working with electro-acoustic music perform

Sunday, May 11, 7:00pm

Kava Gallery

2812 Kettner Blvd

San Diego, CA

$10-5 sliding scale

The Choir Boys are:

Jeff Kaiser: Quartertone Trumpet, Laptop

Andrew Pask: Woodwinds, Laptop

Jeff Kaiser is a musician and the founder of pfMENTUM, a record label dedicated
to the documentation of new music in California. He is a composer, performer
and programmer, who performs regularly in the United States and abroad. He
is currently living and working in San Diego on a music PhD in Critical Studies
and Experimental Practices at UCSD.

Andrew Pask is a New Zealand born musician
and audio/video programmer. He worked for years as a professional musician
throughout Asia and New Zealand before
moving to Los Angeles in 1999. He performs regularly in Los Angeles in the
new music scene. At the same time, he has a career as a computer programmer,
working for Cycling 74, a California corporation dedicated to creating advanced
audiovisual computer software.

We see ourselves as inspired by Los Angeles
legends John Carter (clarinet) and Bobby Bradford (cornet), We are trying to
on and pay homage to this
great duo, and to the music they were part of, and at the same time take
the music to a unique space by incorporating newly designed audio and video

performance will be part of the premier tour of our new intermedia work “Helicopter.”

This project is part of our ongoing exploration of improvisational musical
space and the interaction of acoustic instruments with live processing by software
of our own design. This will be the fourth work in the series. The first was
a collection of duo performances culminating in our first album. The second
was “The Choir Boys with strings,” which included Steuart Liebig,
(Los Angeles based contrabass guitarist) and G.E. Stinson (Los Angeles based
electric guitarist). The third was an interactive work with the 1929 avant-garde
film, “Tusalava,” by New Zealander Len Lye. This was performed in
Los Angeles, Ventura, and was featured at the University of Minneapolis’ Spark
Festival of Electronic Music in 2007.

This new work, “Helicopter,” like
our “Tusalava,” will
be continuing our exploration of music and video software in an improvisatory

Based on the idea of memory and expectation, the moment of take-off is a point
in time we expand on, that the sounds and sights which are present at the moment
the machine becomes light enough to lift off are explored and stretched out.
The point of take-off is now, no longer a moment, but an expanded period of
time. Our musical focus in this piece is this moment of lightness, or of effort,
or of resolution, or commencement, or all of it at the same time…

Location: the internet

Sunday April 27, 1PM

New works for the telematic medium

CRCA @ CalIT2, Room 1613

enter back door, at the loading dock behind coffee cart



Very limited seating, RSVP only

Deep Listening commissioned composers:

Nagai, Monique Buzzart, Kristin Norderval, Will Swofford,

Mark Dresser, Sarah Weaver.


SoundWIRE / Stanford,

VistaMuse / University of California San Diego

Tintinnabulate / Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

1:00pmPST, 4:00pmEST

Three ensembles perform commissioned works
together live via Internet2, using Jack

Trip audio software

developed by Chris Chafe and iCHATav video software.

Streamed Live at

Saturday, April 26, 8pm

Scott Walton, Piano

Cuyamaca College

Cuyamaca College Communication Arts Theatre

900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon, CA 92019

College Foundation invites you to its inaugural
concert series to support its music scholarship fund.

Program includes late
works by Chopin and Debussy, and a selection of pieces by twentieth century
composers including
George Crumb, David Durant and an improvisation with Jeff Kaiser on quartertone
trumpet and electronics.

Admission is $10/$5 for students with ID.

more information, call Mr. Pat Setzer, at (619) 660-4322.

Thursday, April 17, 8pm

University of San Diego, Camino Hall, Room 153

Free, All Ages

     The Alan Lechusza
/ Christopher Adler Duo meets

Jeff Kaiser (trumpet, electronics) and Scott Walton


The 7th Annual Frstival of Creative Music

Glatter/Hubbard, Jason Robinson/Jeff Kaiser, Scott Walton/Michael Dessen/Anthony

Thursday, April 3, 8:00pm

Desi ‘N’ fFiends

2734 Lytton Stree

San Diego, CA



March 21-31

New York City and Philadelphia

David Bartel, Jeff Kaiser

More info to come

March 23-C.O.M.A, ABC No-Rio 156 Rivington,

C.O.M.A Website

March 24-Goodbye Blue Monday,
1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 1121

March 25-Dakar (w/ James Ilgenfritz, bass)-
Lafayette and Grand, Clinton
Hill, Brooklyn

March 27-Tribes Gallery, Near 3rd and Houston,
Jeff Kaiser will sit in with Brad Henkel, Nathaniel Morgan, Peter Hanson

Faculty Piano Recital: Scott Walton

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

7:30 p.m.

French Parlor, Founders Hall

University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park,
San Diego, CA 92110

Program includes late works by Chopin and
Debussy, and a selection of pieces by twentieth century composers including
George Crumb, David Durant and an improvisation with Jeff Kaiser on quartertone
trumpet and electronics.

Tickets on sale at the door only. $10 general admission; $8 seniors, USD
faculty, staff, and alumni; $5 students with ID.

Sunday, March 9th, 7pm

Trummerflora presents

Other Ideas at Kava Gallery

Jacob Koller’s Music for Bowlers (Phoenix)


Emily Hay – voice, flute (LA)

Jeff Kaiser – trumpet, electronics

Marcos Fernandes – percussion, electronics

Kava lounge Gallery

2804 Kettner Blvd

San Diego CA 92101

$10-5 sliding scale

All ages.




Minneapolis, MN

Tetrade is:

Guerino Mazzola, piano

Heinz Geisser, drums

Sirone, contrabass

Jeff Kaiser, quartertone trumpet and laptop

Sunday, Feb 17: Improvisation Workshop

of Minnesota, MN

Monday, Feb
18: Concert, 8pm

The Whole Music Club

Coffman Memorial Union



Free, all ages

Tuesday, Feb 12, ***9pm***(new time)

Dr. Mint: Improvs for the Apocalypse

Jeff Kaiser and Steuart Liebig: Trumpet, Bass, massive electronics

Jason Robinson: Saxophone and who knows what else….

KAVA Lounge

2812 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, California 92101


Jan 2

KXLU Radio Los Angeles

Interview about my music

by Emily Hay on Trilogy


OREGON (541) 344-3482

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sabrina Siegel and Jeff Kaiser

Time: 8pm

Admission: $3-$5 sliding scale

Don Haugen Presents

Producer Don Haugen presents an evening of improvised instrumental music by Sabrina
Siegel and Jeff Kaiser

New York born and raised Sabrina Sigel received her MFA from the University of
Oregon and now resides in Eugene, Oregon. Her multi-disciplinary work includes
Photography, Performance, and Film/Video Installation Arts along with a background
in classical voice and flute. Aside from her solo work, she has performed with
Eugene Opera, SIECOX, Onomatopoeia, and other experimental ensembles.

The Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts
(DIVA Center) is a non-profit membership supported organization. Our Center,
is the manifest vision of a number
of local
artists, business people and community leaders acting as a catalyst for visual
arts in Eugene, Oregon. This highly energized collaboration of volunteers has
realized incredible success with the opening of a six gallery exhibit space
and 60 seat screening room on the corner of Broadway and Olive. DIVA has become
hub of downtown classes, film programs, performances, events and exhibits.




Evanston, Illinois

DEC 14-16, 2007

Jeff will present a paper/workshop on
Technology and Improvisation

The Desert Fathers will perform:

Jeff Kaiser, Quartertone trumpet, Laptop

Gregory Taylor, Laptop

Wednesday, December 12

University of Wisconson

Madison, WI

I will be doing a presentation on my compositions to Stephen Dembski’s composistion

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Alan Lechusza / Christopher Adler Duo

with special guests Jeff Kaiser, trumpet and Scott Walton, contrabass

Witness the first meeting of this quartet of Southern California improvisers!

Camino 153

University of San Diego

8:00 pm

free, and parking is free, too!

Premier, Jeff Kaiser’s

Anwer to Job

(choir and electronics)

Friday, October 19, 8pm

California Lutheran University Choir, Dr. Wyant Morton, Conductor

Held at the California Lutheran University Chapel

60 W. Olsen Road

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Friday, August 24, 8pm

Dangerous Curve

1020 E Fourth Place

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Admission: Sliding scale $10-7$

Daren Burns, Bass/Fearless Leader

Jeff Kaiser, quartertone trumpet/laptop

Motoko Honda, paino/electronnics

Collins, guitar

Sean Daniels, drums

SIGGraph Concert

Tuesday, August 7

7pm, Free, All Ages

1. Michael Dessen : Trombone, Laptop

Jeff Kaiser: Quartertone Trumpet, Laptop

2. James Ilgenfritz: Contrabass, Laptop

Philipp Danseizen: Percussion, Laptop

3. Maximus P

Barry Threw: Laptop

Jeff Kaiser: Quartertone Trumpet, Laptop

Center for Research and Computing in the
Arts (CRCA Black Box)

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Sponsored by the Center for Research and Computing in the

Friday, July 6, 2007

Bolivar Zoar (Ava Mendoza, Theresa Wong,
Mary Clare Brzytwa)

Marielle Jakobsons

Andrew Benson

Maximus P (Barry Threw and Jeff Kaiser)

Possible other acts TBA.

Doors @ 8, shows starting at 9.

The Palindrome

1221 Hampel St. (@Park Bl.)

Oakland, CA 94602

SOULstice music day in Santa Monica


Sunday June 24th


2435 Main Street

Santa Monica, CA

No cover, All ages welcome

Outdoors in the Edgemar Courtyard

There are tables and chairs and places to
get food…

Tom McNalley, guitar

Peter Valsamis, drums

James Ilgenfritz, bass

Jeff Kaiser, trumpet

Pask, woodwinds

Saturday, 16 June 2006

Meninas Quartet

E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA90013

(213) 613 1537

All shows are 8pm to 10pm.

In addition to the cover, there is a $10 minimum purchase per person

Brad Dutz (drumset), Jeff Kaiser (trumpet) and Kris Tiner (trumpet), Steuart
Liebig (bass, compositions)





7 PM


211 HELENA (in the funk zone)


Jim Connolly

Andrew Raffo Dewar

Colter Frazier

Rami Gabriel

Jeff Kaiser

Ralph Lowi

Phil Murphy

Saturday May 26, 2007, 8pm

Jeff Kaiser: Farewell, Ventura!

Click Here to download flyer

Ventura City Hall

501 Poli Street

Ventura, CA 93001

(downtown Ventura, where California Street runs into Poli)

Admission, $10

Jeff Kaiser Quintet

Brad Dutz, drum set; Jim
Connolly, electric bass; Tom McNalley, electric guitar

Andrew Pask, woodwinds; Jeff Kaiser, trumpet and compositions

The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet

Tpts: Kris Tiner,
Dan Clucas, Brad Henkel

Bones: Michael Vlatkovich,
George McMullen; Tuba: William Roper

Woodwinds: Vinny Golia, Andrew Pask, Jason Robinson, Nathaniel Morgan,
Emily Hay, Lynn Johnston

Electric Guitar: G.E. Stinson; Percussion: Richie West, Brad Dutz

Basses: Jim Connolly, Hal Onserud, Steuart Liebig (electric contrabass)

Piano/Organ: Kevin Fukagawa

Conductor/compositions: Jeff Kaiser

Sunday, May 6, 2007, 4-7pm

Dangerous Curve

1020 E Fourth Place

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Admission: Sliding scale $10-7$

The Choir Boys


Vinny Golia (group tba)

Three energetic and enjoyable groups……

It is a little
difficult to find, so give yourself time.

Second Annual Boise Experimental Music Festival

26 – 28, 2007

Visual Arts Collective

1419 Grove Street

Boise, ID 83702


Jeff Kaiser, quartertone trumpet and laptop

Gregory Taylor, laptop

will be performing Friday night and Saturday afternoon

Gregory Taylor

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Idaho Falls, ID

University Place Auditorium

Jeff Kaiser- 1/4 tone Trumpet/Laptop

Craig Green- Guitar/Electronics

MIke Jones- Sound Design

Spark Festival of Electronic

Music and Art 2007

February 20 – 25, 2007: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

I will be presenting a paper, “How I
Lost 150 lbs. thanks to Max/MSP!” on the use of
Max/MSP in improvised music

and The Choir Boys (myself and Andrew Pask) will be performing.

Saturday, February 17, 2007, 8 pm

Bell Arts Factory

432 N. Ventura Ave.

Ventura, CA 93001

Free Admission

The Choir Boys presents

Tusalava” – a film by Len Lye.

With a fresh new soundtrack conjured for
the occasion featuring trumpets, saxophones, clarinets and computerized mayhem.

Music and DSP programming by Jeff Kaiser and Andrew Pask.

Additional video programming by Andrew Pask.

Tusalava is a film from 1929 by
Len Lye. The film presents a number of graphical ideas based on Len Lye’s interest
in Aboriginal and Pacific Art. It originally
had a score, but due to the limitations of film technology when the film
was made the score was never recorded, and was played live in performance
the film.

In fact the score for Tusalava was lost, and
we now have no idea what it might have sounded like.

The Choir Boys, aka Jeff Kaiser and Andrew
Pask, will present their version of the score.

It can be safely said that although we have
no idea what the original score sounded like, we can be fairly sure that it
wouldn’t have sounded
quite like this.


Andrew Pask will perform Richard Dudas’ Prelude for Clarinet and Computer

Notes from composer Richard Dudas:

Prelude for Clarinet and Computer is the second in a series of interactive
pieces for solo wind instrument with live computer processing. The piece
explores (and blurs) the fine line between the sound of the live clarinet
and the computer
processed clarinet sound by the use of multiphonics in the clarinet part.
The computer is also used to fill in the “missing” even harmonic partials
in the clarinet’s odd-harmonic sound spectrum, morphing its sound into
one resembling a saxophone. The piece was written for clarinetist Peter Furniss
who premiered it on a concert of music for clarinet and live electronics
at the Forum Neues Musiktheater in Stuttgart, Germany in April of 2006.

Performed by Andrew Pask – clarinet


Richard Dudas holds degrees in Music Composition from The Peabody Conservatory
of the Johns Hopkins University and The University of California, Berkeley,
and has been actively invloved with computer music since the late 1980s.
From 1996 to 1998 he taught computer music courses at the musical research
IRCAM in Paris, France, and since 1999 has been working for Cycling ’74,
Inc., developing the musical software programming environment, Max/MSP. In
the Spring of 2002 he was a visiting lecturer in computer music at The State
University of New York at Buffalo, and has been a regular lecturer at the “Max/MSP
Nightschool” summer workshops in Berkeley, California, and at the Fourm
Neuesmusiktheater Max/MSP/Jitter workshops in Stuttgart, Germany. His compositions
using technology have been performed in the U.S.A., the U.K., France, Monaco,
Germany and Korea.

The Choir Boys have performed for shell-shocked
audiences all over the United States and in the United Kingdom at festivals,
art galleries, parking garages, and anywhere else that will allow them
to break
out their laptops and horns (and a few places that wouldn’t allow them).


Saturday, January 13, 2007

Doors @ 8:30pm, Showtime @ 9pm

Performing at the Visual Arts Collective…

A Night of Spontaneous Compositions: Jeff Kaiser, Craig Green, & Krispen

Three solo sets

Cost: $10 at the door

Visual Arts Collective, 1419 Grove Street, Boise, ID, 208-424-8297

Boise, ID

December 17

New Music: “Three, Two, One…”:

Emily Hay/Brad Dutz/Wayne Peet        Jeff
Kaiser/Kris Tiner        Nate Scoble

Sunday, December 17, 2006  4:00 p.m. $10   at Dangerous Curve,
an Experimental Exhibition and Performance/Live Art Space

1020 East Fourth Place, (500 Molino Street #102), Los Angeles, CA

For the New
Music afternoon, flutist/vocalist Emily Hay is back collaborating with stellar
percussionist Brad Dutz and famed organist /keyboardist Wayne Peet.

Kaiser and Kris Tiner will be performing a dueling duet of trumpets
and laptops

Nate Scoble, co-founder of the legendary
Blue Daisies, presents
his folk-rock/jazz/prog/art songs.

All this is couched in the spiritual
sculpture-scape of Nancy Evans’ “Keeping
Body and Soul Together,” which features a wall installation with sound
by Doug Henry and Joe Potts.

Dangerous Curve is located at 1020 East Fourth Place, between Molino and
Mateo Streets, in the back of the 500 Molino Street Lofts, #102, between the
Fourth Street Bridge’s (the bridge on the LA River side of downtown) two on/off

See for directions, etc.!Please visit
our websites!

Emily Hay

Brad Dutz

Wayne Peet

Jeff Kaiser

Kris Tiner

December 14

730pm 2nd and 4th Thursdays

BELL ARTS FACTORY: 432 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura

S.O.T.U presents Train of Thought

hosted by Ryan Gillenwater


Jamie Kilstein, ranked 5th in the Nation

Gwendolyn Alley “call and reponse” with musician Jeff


Open Mic & SLAM

December 4

Headless Household

Headless Household presents its 17th annual xmas concert:

Where: Center Stage
Theater in Santa Barbara (as usual)

When: Monday, Dec. 4. at 8 p.m.

$: Tickets are $10, general and $7, seniors and students. Box office: (805)
963-0408, or, web-wise,

What: surveying
the last two albums–Blur Joan and post-Polka–and much more, for your listening
pleasure… Guests include: Julie Christensen (vox), Tom
Buckner (sax, reeds), Sally Barr (violin and vocals), Claudia Kiser (cello),
Jeff Kaiser (trumpet), Bill Flores (pedal steel, banjo, etceteras), Kenny
Edwards (mandolin, guitar), Jim Connolly (saw)…

Outside/In Improv Music Series Kicks Off
at Metro Galleries

Thursday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.

Jeff Kaiser/Kris Tiner Duo

Dottie Grossman and Michael Vlatkovich


Metro Galleries

1920 20th St. @ Eye St.

Bakersfield, CA 93301

$5 Admission (includes free refreshments)

Bakersfield, November 8, 2006 – The Outside/In Jazz and Improvised Music
Series returns to downtown Bakersfield on Thursday, November 16 with a concert
at Metro Galleries (1920 Eye Street) featuring three ear-opening sets by local
and international performing artists. First on the bill is the hyperactive
local drums and electronic music duo Ragamuffin, followed by Los Angeles poet
Dottie Grossman and Portland trombonist Michael Vlatkovich who will perform
in their critically acclaimed and fantastically unique “call and response” format.
The late Allen Ginsberg called Grossman’s poetry, “clear, odd, personal,
funny or wild-weird, curious and lucid.” Vlatkovich, who has worked with
Peggy Lee, Brian Setzer, Vinny Golia and others, brings a seasoned improvisational
dynamic to the duo. The final set will feature the first ever electro-acoustic
duo performance by Bakersfield trumpeter Kris Tiner with Ventura trumpeter
Jeff Kaiser. Both musicians will be incorporating laptop computers running
state-of-the-art audio processing software. $5 admission includes free refreshments,
all ages are welcome. Seating is limited. Doors
open at 7 p.m., music begins at 7:30.

Jeff Kaiser: Featured Performer

Y2K6 International Looping Festival

I will be performing at the following four events:


Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Luggage Store

Jeff Kaiser and Kris Hartung

(quarter-tone trumpet/laptop and electric guitar/laptop)

8:00 pm

The Luggage Store

1007 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94103 USA




Friday, October 20

8:00 pm to Midnight

Jeff Kaiser/Rick Walker Duo and more.



851 81st Avenue

Unit 217 (dial 200 at the door)


$5 donation requested



Saturday, October 21

Noon to Midnight

Jeff Kaiser, solo: 10:30


120 Pearl Alley

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(on the north end of the Pearl Alley
parking lot, right behind the Pacific Garden Mall)




kyberloopfest – The Y2K6 International Live
Looping Internet Sessions

Sunday, October 22

Noon to
7:00 p.m

Jeff Kaiser at noon, with Stefan Tiedje.

Stefan will be performing from the Xenakis Institute in Paris, France

Meta Music , 121 Maple Street, Santa Cruz, CA



Sunday, October 15, 2006, 6 pm, FREE

Downtown Music Gallery

Jeff Kaiser and Tom McNalley

(quarter-tone trumpet/laptop and electric guitar)

342 Bowery [between E. 2nd & E. 3rd
Streets], New York, NY 10012-2408

Phone: (212) 473-0043

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Goodbye Blue Monday


NEW YORK 11221


Jeff Kaiser and Tom McNalley

(quarter-tone trumpet/laptop and electric guitar)


David Bartel

drum set/ laptop

This is going to be an exciting gig, first
meeting (musically) with David.

He is an exciting player with a great take
on technology.

For More Info on David:

Festival of New Trumpet

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Jeff Kaiser and Tom McNalley

(quarter-tone trumpet/laptop and electric guitar)

The Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia

NYC 10014


Saturday, September 30


Ventura Artists Union

Jeff Kaiser/Don Malone/Tom McNalley

Saturday, September 30 also at the Artists’ Union Gallery

9pm – following the  3D reception

Jeff Kaiser: trumpet/laptop

Don Malone: laptop

Tom McNalley: electric guitar

(805) 320-3524 Artists’ Union Gallery

330 South California Street, Ventura

Free Admission

(in the Holiday Inn plaza; parking garage on the left and gallery on opposite
side of Holiday Inn and next to Aloha Restaurant)

Thursday, September 28, Cryptonight, Culver

Jeff Kaiser/Don Malone/Andrew Pask/Tom McNalley

* Jeff Kaiser – trumpet

* Don Malone – electronics

* Andrew Pask – woodwinds

* Tom McNalley – electric guitars

Jeff “The Angry Vegan” Kaiser
drops in on us from the apple-green fields of Ventura County for some hi-tech
hi-volume hi-maintenance hi-jinks with esteemed
avant-assassins Don Malone, Andrew Pask and Tom McNalley. Expect wintry and wild
sonic soundscapes from Kaiser and McNalley’s latest release Zugzwang as well
as some aural electro-freakery in the vein of the Kaiser/Pask collaboration The
Choir Boys. Complaints from the neighbors will be duly ignored…

Cryptonight is held at:

Club Tropical,

8641 Washington Blvd, Culver City

club info: 310-559-1127, show info: 310-287-1918

Reservations are accepted until 6PM Thursday night. Maximum 25 reservations

Concerts begin at 8:00 PM

$10 / $5 with student ID

* great Salvadoran food

* full bar

* safe neighborhood

* free night parking

Cryptogramophone info:


310-287-1928 (fax)


More Info:

Wednesday, September 20


Ben Monder, guitar; Ted Poor, drums; Chris Lightcap, bass



Center Stage Theater

In the Paseo Nuevo

Santa Barbara, CA

For directions:

For the first time, esteemed New York City
guitarist Ben Monder brings his trio to California for a series of concerts
and workshops
this September. Monder
is one of the most distinguished and cutting-edge guitarists today, creating
mind-bending harmonic passages never before heard on six strings. He improvises
fluid melodic lines on par with the most skilled woodwind players’ melodies,
and his compositions are mesmerizing, introspective, and harmonically adventurous.

Ben Monder has played nearly unsurpassable jazz guitar with any number of actual
jazz groups. But what he plays with his own group comes from another planet.” –Ben
Ratliff, New York Times.

For more information, visit

TIMES: Wednesday, September 20, at 8:00 P.M.

TICKETS: $18 general, $13 students. BOX OFFICE (805) 963-0408

Saturday, September 16

Fire and Light Festival

Ventura, California

Time: sunset

Downtown Ventura, in the parking garage
where California Street meets the ocean.


Jeff Kaiser and Bob Sterling, 4 speaker installation
performance of electronic music inside a parking garage. really.

Saturday, September 9

Henry Miller Library,
Big Sur



Jeff Kaiser: trumpet and laptop

Noah Phillips: prepared electric
guitar and electronics.


Jeff Kaiser

Noah Phillips

Zachary Watkins: laptop, bent circuits

7 pm

Jeff Kaiser, Noah Phillips and
Zachary Watkins perform a call and response with the 315 Poets.

Noah Phillips began playing guitar in Los
Angeles for the exact same reasons all teenage males desire to play loud music.
During his formative years Phillips decided that it would be a good idea to
attend high school anywhere on earth that wasn’t Los Angeles’ beautifully
suburban San Fernando Valley. While living in the dorms of a boarding school
on the island of Hawaii Phillips became interested in the masterful guitar
orchestrations of early Pink Floyd records. Phillips then began to learn the
music of Jimi Hendrix, a whole bunch of blues guys, the music of the Hawaiian
Islands, the timeless music of Bob Marley, and other popular guitar players
from the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. While attending the University of Southern
California Phillips studied “Jazz” with a host of great guitar
players, the most influential of which being Joe Diorio. After graduating college
Phillips became involved with the new and improvised music community of Los
Angeles. Since moving to Oakland, Phillips has started to experiment with and
perform using prepared electric and acoustic guitar, analog electronics, Congolese
Drumming, no-input feedback loops, and meager song writing. Noah Phillips is
currently studying guitar, composition, and electronic music with Fred Frith
in pursuit of a MFA at Mills College.

Zachary Watkins studied composition with
Janice Giteck, Jarrad Powell, Robin Holcomb and Jovino Santos Neto at Cornish
College and has also studied with Chris Brown, Fred Frith and Alvin Curran
while pursuing an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College.
As a recording engineer, Zachary has worked with composer James Tenney, free
jazz trio “Floss” on Monktail Records, Paul Rutherford, Harris Eisenstadt,
poet Stephen Ratcliffe as well as his own compositions. He has collaborated
with choreographer Becca Levy and Butoh choreographer Christina Braun on works
performed at the South Pasadena High Performing Arts Center and the Temescal
Arts Center in Oakland, CA. A recent collaboration with choreographer Lola
A. Katie was premiered on March 10th at the Mills Dance Thesis presentations.
Zachary was awarded a Mills Research Grant that funded the performance of the
multimedia work L.C.S.L. involving video, SuperCollider generated synthesis,
string bass, prepared piano and percussion. Zachary was also recently awarded
the Paul Merrtit Henry Prize for Composition for his piece Suite for String
Quartet. The Odeon String Quartet and the Seattle Chamber Players have performed
his compositions. A spring of 2004 commission by clarinetist Beth Fleenor yielded
the new work (206)culture, scored for tape, b flat bass clarinet, prepared
piano and maracas. A Cornish College of the Arts commission yielded the new
work Aircraft Without Life For Floss With Lil’Ray and Joe Gray premiered on
March 4, 2006. Zachary is currently working on a new work commissioned by TrioMetrik.
( As a performer he has played prepared piano
and electronics in I, Norton, a multimedia opera by composer Gino Robair. He
also appears on the studio recording of I, Norton. Zachary recently performed
interactive electronics as part of the Jon Rose residency concert at Mills
College. His most recent sound art work entitled Designed Obsolescence, “spoke
as a metaphor for the breakdown of the dream of technology and the myth of
our society’s permanence,” review by Susan Noyes Platt in the Summer
05 issue of ARTLIES. The Walrus Press and Birds & Whistles have published
his compositions. Artlies Article: (

Thursday, July 27 [starts at 8PM]

Steuart Liebig Birthday Celebration!

The long-awaited, first-ever live performance
of two pieces from Steuart Liebig’s Crypto album “Pomegranate,”

Nels Cline and Vinny Golia.

Also on tap will be the two “mini concertos” written
for Jeff Gauthier’s Grand Goatette, featuring Gauthier on electric violin,
and David Witham on
the new Cryptonight 1921 Chickering piano. Plus, there will also be a brand-new “mini
concerto” written for pianist Wayne Peet.

First set:

Kammerstig performs two pieces from Pomegranate:

flare up like flame and create dark shadows – soloist: vinny golia, sopranino

the darkness of each endless fall – soloist: nels cline, guitar

PLUS as-yet untitled new piece – soloist: wayne peet, organ

Second set:

Two pieces written from Capricorn, for jeff gauthier’s grand goatette:

soloist: jeff gauthier, electric violin

soloist: david witham, piano


alex cline – – drumset

jeff gauthier – – electric violins

ellen burr – – flutes

andrew pask – – clarinets

jeff kaiser – trumpet

michael vlatkovich – – trombone

steuart liebig – – contrabassguitars, conducting, compositions

soloists: nels cline, vinny golia and wayne peet

Grand Goatette:

jeff gauthier – – electric violins

david witham – – piano

joel hamilton – – acoustic bass

alex cline – – drumset

ellen burr – – flutes

andrew pask – – clarinets

keve wilson – – oboe

sara schoebeck – – bassoon

solists: jeff gauthier, david witham

steuart liebig – – conducting, compositionsCryptonight is held at:

Club Tropical,

8641 Washington Blvd, Culver City

club info: 310-559-1127, show info: 310-287-1918

Reservations are accepted until 6PM Thursday night. Maximum 25 reservations

Concerts begin at 8:00 PM, All ages welcome.

$10 / $5 with student ID

* great Salvadoran food

* full bar

* safe neighborhood

* free night parking

The Choir Boys celebrate their new CD!

(Jeff Kaiser, trumpet and electronics; Andrew Pask, woodwinds and electronics)

(first set: Kris Tiner, trumpet and Mike
Baggetta, guitar)

Micro Tour!


June 30, 2006

Zoey’s Café

451 E. Main St.

Ventura, CA 93001

Also: The Choir Boys


July 1, 2006


Café Metropol

923 East 3rd St.

Downtown Artist District

Los Angeles, CA 90013


July 3, 2006


Dagny’s Coffee Co.

1600 20th St. @ Eye St.

Bakersfield, CA

(661) 634.0806

free admission

June 2-4, 2006

electro-music 2006

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeff Kaiser, Quarter-tone trumpet and electronics

Tom McNalley, Electric Guitar

Cheltenham Art Center

439 Ashbourne Rd.

Cheltenham, PA 19012

Phone: (215) 379-4660

June 3 at 12:30pm Jeff Kaiser will give a
seminar titled,

“Moving away from Hardware Based electronics” and a short performance

with Tom McNalley

June 3 at 7pm

Jeff Kaiser and Tom McNalley will be the first of the evenings featured performers.

May 22-24, 2006

New Mexico dates with

Jeff Kaiser, Quarter-tone trumpet and electronics

Tom McNalley (ALB and SF only),
Electric Guitar

Mark Weaver, tuba

Dave Wayne, percussion

Mon. May 22, 2006

7:00-9:00 pm

The Wisdom Cup

2 San Francisco de Asis Plaza

Ranchos de Taos, NM

info 505-751-1553

(no admission charge) ALL AGES

Jeff Kaiser Trio

Tues. May 23, 2006


The Blue Dragon

1517 Girard Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM

info 505-268-5159

($5 at the door) ALL AGES

Jeff Kaiser Quartet

Weds. May 24, 2006


Benildus Hall, College of Santa Fe

(Enter campus from St. Michael’s Drive, turning left as you go around the
circle; proceed to the second stop sign, then turn right; turn right again
at the next
stop sign, and that will lead you into the parking lot outside Benildus Hall.)

1600 St.Michael’s Drive

Santa Fe, NM

(no admission charge) ALL AGES

Jeff Kaiser Quartet

“Like water through espresso beans,
carefully chosen words filter through to the dregs of life, stimulating us
and lifting our spirits.” …Laura Brown


8 P.M.

Call and Response” (poetry and improvised musical responses)

Dottie Grossman – poetry

Michael Vlatkovich – trombone

Tom McNalley – electric guitar

Jeff Kaiser – trumpet

Café Metropol

923 E. 3rd St., Downtown LA 90013

$5 cover

affordable good eats, good wine, good art, good parkingcall (213) 613 1537
for dinner reservations.

Café Metropol website »


Saturday, May 6, 2006

Ventura New Music Festival

One Jillion Performers,

including Jeff Kaiser

April 28-29, 2006

1st Annual Boise

Experimental Music Festival

Hosted by the

Visual Arts Collective

1419 Grove Street

Boise, Idaho 83702


Thursday, April 27

Duo with Krispen Hartung

Jeff Kaiser, tpt and electronics; Krispen Hartung,
guitar and electronics

pre-festival concert!

April 28

Duo with Ted Killian

Jeff Kaiser, tpt and electronics; Ted Killian,
guitar and electronics

April 29

Trio with Ted Killian and Rick Walker

Jeff Kaiser, tpt and electronics; Ted Killian,
guitar and electronics

Rick Walker; percussion and electronics

April 11-15, 2006

The Choir Boys

(Jeff Kaiser, trumpet and electronics; Andrew Pask, woodwinds and electronics)


LoneMonade (Don Malone), laptop

Chicago, IL

Tuesday, April 11, 8 pm

Live Performance: Jeff, Andrew, Don


Wednesday, April 12, 9:30pm

The Empty Bottle

9:30 (two sets), $7

The Empty Bottle | Logan Square Auditorium

open-end | Sonotheque

1035 N Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60622

773-276-3600 (p)

773-276-3607 (f)

Thursday, April 13, 7:30pm

Don Malone’s Last Faculty Recital

featuring “The Choir Boys” (Jeff Kaiser and
Andrew Pask)

with special guests George Flynn, David Schrader and Rob Parton

7:30pm; Ganz Hall (745)

Roosevelt University

430 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL



Friday April 14th 10:30pm & 11:30pm

Arts / 3030

2830 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Fl, 60618

1 block northwest of Diversey (2800 north) & Kimball (3400 west)

Phone Number 773-772-3616

Saturday, April 15, 10:30pm

Hotti Biscotti

(new music series)

“The Choir Boys” (Jeff Kaiser and Andrew Pask)

with LoneMonad


Hotti Biscotti

3545 W. Fullerton, Chicago

Tel: (773) 772-9970

also: lectures, workshops at Roosevelt University
throughout the week of April 10-14

March 31-April 1, 2006


World Premieres

Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater

(in the Disney Concert Hall complex)

631 West 2nd Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Fri 3.31.06, 8:30 pm $22 $14 $10

Sat 4.1.06, 8:30 pm $22 $14 $10

” Tremendous
music, great vibrating blocks of sound that you coul

stack right
up against the more intense moments of Messiaen or Ives.” L.A. Weekly

music on a grand scale from the celebrated composer, multi-instrumentalist
and bandleader and his 40-member orchestra. Featuring some of the most daring
musicmakers in Los Angeles, the ensemble plays Golia’s meticulously structured
compositions laced with accompanied and unaccompanied solos and group improvisations.
Performers include Jessica Catron, Brad Dutz, Bruce Fowler, John Fumo, Jeff
Gauthier, Marc Lowenstein, Wayne Peet, Kim Richmond, William Roper, Michael
Vlatkovich, Kris Tiner, Jeff Kaiser, Andrew Pask and Sara Schoenbeck.

March 11, 2006

Note: Afternoon Start Time


Jeff Kaiser and G.E. Stinson

trumpets, guitars, electronics and….? Beats!


Steuart Liebig’s
Seconda Prattica

Steuart Liebig, bass; Michael Vlatkovich,

Clucas, trumpet; Bill Plake, Tenor Sax

Alex Cline, drums

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Cafe Metropol

923 East 3rd Street

Downtown Artist District

Los Angeles, CA 90013

A very nice venue and restaurant!

Sunday, March 5, 2006


Los Angeles Trumpet Quartet

John Fumo, Jeff Kaiser, Kris Tiner, Larry Williams

on…hhhhmmm……trumpets! (and flugelhorns)



The 1st Sunday of Every Month


7:00 PM




(Students, Seniors, and series artists half price)

(626) 795-4989 PHONE


Take the 2 Freeway(Glendale North)

Off on Colorado, right on Colorado

1/4 mile to corner of Rockland and Colorado – Left hand side

Just west of Eagle Rock Boulevard,

on the Northeast Corner

easily accessible from the 2 and 134 Freeways

February 22 – 26, 2006

The Choir Boys

Spark Festival of Electronic

Music and Art 2006

February 22 – 26, 2006:

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

The Choir Boys will be at:

nomad world pub:

Weds, Feb 22, 9:30pm
501 east cedar ave south,
minneapolis MN 55454


No Cover Charge to any festival events (!)

February 11, 2006

Note: Afternoon Start Time


Jeff Kaiser and Tom McNalley

trumpets, guitars, electronics

Come listen to what will be on their upcoming album.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Cafe Metropol

923 East 3rd Street

Downtown Artist District

Los Angeles, CA 90013

A very nice venue and restaurant!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

12 Noon

Jeff Kaiser

trumpet and electronics

Tom McNalley

guitar and electronics

Hal Onserud


Free Admission

Buenaventura Artists Union Gallery

330 South
California Street Plaza, Ventura, California 93001

Where California Street runs
into the ocean

Across the promenade from the Crowne Plaza…formerly Holiday Inn

Saturday, January 21, 2006

12 Noon

Jeff Kaiser with Guests

trumpet and electronics

Bill Harrington


Emily Hay


(Weekly noon series in January)

Free Admission

Buenaventura Artists Union Gallery

330 South
California Street Plaza, Ventura, California 93001

Where California Street runs into the ocean

Across the promenade from the Crowne Plaza…formerly Holiday Inn

Monday, January 16, 2006

NOTE: CHANGED starting

Ear Orchard Music Series

Club Tropical

8641 Washington Blvd., Culver City

$10 / $5 student, all ages

7:45pm, Choir Boys are the first set

safe, free parking

great Salvadoran food & full bar

club info: 310-559-1127

The Choir Boys


Steve Lawson: bass guitar and electronics

Steuart Liebig: bass guitar and electronics

A rare opportunity to hear London, England
based bassist Steve Lawson in LA!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

12 Noon

Jeff Kaiser with Guests

trumpet and electronics

Justin Cassidy

keyboards and electronics

Free Admission

Buenaventura Artists Union Gallery

330 South
California Street Plaza, Ventura, California 93001

Where California Street runs into the ocean

Across the promenade from the Crowne Plaza…formerly Holiday Inn

Sunday, Jan 8, 2006

7 pm

Call and Response:

Dottie Grossman, poetry;
Vlatkovich, tombone; Kaiser, trumpet; McNalley, guitar

Followed by Billy Mintz, solo drums



The 1st Sunday of Every Month


7:00 PM




(Students, Seniors, and series artists half price)

(626) 795-4989 PHONE


Take the 2 Freeway(Glendale North)

Off on Colorado, right on Colorado

1/4 mile to corner of Rockland and Colorado – Left hand side

Just west of Eagle Rock Boulevard,

on the Northeast Corner

easily accessible from the 2 and 134 Freeways

Saturday, January 7, 2006

12 Noon

Jeff Kaiser

trumpet and electronics

Jim Connolly, bass

(Weekly noon series in January)

Free Admission

Buenaventura Artists Union Gallery

330 South
California Street Plaza, Ventura, California 93001

Where California Street runs into the ocean

Across the promenade from the Crowne Plaza…formerly Holiday Inn

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2005

8:30 pm

Vlatkovich, Dutz, Halley, Kaiser

Tugboat Brewing Company

Corner of 7th and Ankeny

Portland, OR

Thursday, Dec 15,2005

The Choir Boys

Christmas Party, Native Instruments

The Blue Monkey, Hollywood, CA

Monday, Dec 12, 2005

Center Stage Theater

Paeo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA

Headless Household

Jeff Kaiser, guest performer

Zoey’s Cafe

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005

8 pm

451 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001

(805) 652-1137 (Cafe)

(805) 652-0091 – (24/7 Reservation Line)

Cover Charge!

All Ages!

Great venue, food, coffee, teas, beer and wine!

Help us out…come to Zoey’s and show the new owner that you love creative music….this
is the last nice venue in Ventura to feature this kind of music…let’s try to
keep it……

The Choir Boys play acoustically!

(compositions by Jeff Kaiser)

Jeff Kaiser, trumpet and flugelhorn

Andrew Pask, woodwinds

Eric Klerks, guitar

Graham Chapman, bass

Eric Taylor, drums

THEN….second set:

Choir Boys (Kaiser and Pask) vs. Send
My Regards (Cassidy and Rodriguez)…..

An electronic send-up not soon to be forgotten……