Category Archives: Music performance


As I said, if you remember this, well, you must be pretty old. I guess that I’m pretty old… Not sure if it’s made the comeback trail yet, but it should. Pretty amazing tune. Sorry about that F# flub towards the end; it just shows my humanity and inherent fallibility, as if I needed reminding!


Wonderful Mardi Gras gig yesterday

Way too much fun playing with Tommy Gannon and Kevin Esposito at Casa de Mañana yesterday in La Jolla. Bring on the Purim gig!


Purple Schmutz video on YouTube – Jimmy’s Schmendrix

Purple Schmutz ( –

Live performance on April 11, 2015 at the Encinitas Public Library with Yochanan Sebastian Winston, Mark Danisovsky and Joe McNalley


Wave at Vi

Wave at Vi at La Jolla Village Square

Played a nice gig last week with Tommy Gannon and Joe McNalley at Vi at La Jolla Village. Here’s a short video clip. Hope you like it!



Traditional Avinu Malkeinu – kind of!

This performance of the traditional Kol Nidre prayer Avinu Malkeinu was taken from our Sept. 22, 2015 “Alternative Kol Nidre Service” at Congregation Beth El in La Jolla, CA. The setting is traditional but the arrangement is anything but traditional. I’m playing the bass flute, the ensemble includes violin, cello, contrabass and keyboards and the vocals are lead by Roberta Winston. I have been honored to be the Musical Director for this service since its inception eight years ago by now, most of the music that we do is my own work.  Hope you enjoy this performance. I’m writing grants right now to try and get a commercial recording of this music released on CD. Wish me luck! If there are any angels out there who would like to step up with some funding, please reach out to me.


Channeling my “inner-Rampal”

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Traditional, outlaw klez by Jimmy’s Schmendrix (don’t forget to inflate your shoes…)


Jimmy’s Schmendrix Arkestra Experience – Live video of Purple Schmutz

Outlaw Klez!!!!!

With Mark Danisovsky and Joe McNalley at the Encinitas Public Library, April, 2015


Girl From Ipanema


Jazz at Brooklyn Girl Eatery this Sunday!!!!

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Alto Madness this Sunday with a Secret Guest!  Come on out and join us!!!!  4:00-6:00pm in Mission Hills