Next Up! Dec.

November was a whirlwind of great performances and experiences. I got to work with some extraordinary folks and experience some great music from other artists. December brings a new weekly gig at Bin on the Lake in Kirkland with bassist Nate Omdal and strategic planning for the coming year.

In 2015 SJCE will have a new recording and some great new performances in the works. I will release my 4th record of brand new music. There will be more theater work and some interesting 14/48 Project happenings. Enjoy the holidays and see you on the bandstand!

Next Up! Big November

Super excited for the variety, uniqueness, and quality happenings in Nov:

NOV. 13 PEOPLE.MAKE.AWESOME

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For more info:

https://peoplemakeawesome.wordpress.com/november/

NOV. 14,15,21,22 THE BILLY STRAYHORN PROJECT

Billy Strayhorn Project OFFICIAL POSTERPerforming music by one of my favorite composers with some of my favorite people. Billy’s music is funny, sad, wry, tragic, bold, inventive and we will be telling his story. Starring Tyrone Brown, and featuring Nate Omdal-music director and bass, Jacques Willis-drums, and yours truly at the piano.

Info and tix:

 http://www.strangertickets.com/Browse#search=billy%20strayhorn

NOV.16 ORIGINAL MUSIC INSPIRED BY JACK STRAW WRITERS’ ANTHOLOGY 2014

jack-straw-writers-anthology-2014-eventThe Bushwick Bookclub Seattle and Jack Straw Productions annual collaboration makes for a one of a kind event. Local musicians collborate with local authors to create original music based on these authors’ work.

Info at:

http://thebushwickbookclubseattle.com/event/original-music-inspired-by-the-jack-straw-writers-anthology-2014/

Next Up: Birthday Show!

Mike O Birthday ShowVery excited to play some music and share a night of music, friends, food, and drink with you. We’ll be playing an assortment of original tunes and arrangements of fun music from TV, video games, and Americana.

With Jacques Willis-vibraphone, Nate Omdal-bass, and Max Wood-drums.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 9pm at Egan’s Ballard Jam House, 1707 NW Market Street in Ballard.

$5-$15 sliding scale, all ages until 10pm.

Next Up! Sailing, Writing Music, and Loving Life!

Taking a little break until my Sept. 20th Quartet show at Egan’s. Enjoying the summer and all the wonderful things Seattle has to offer. Then back to business with the premiere of my first string quartet in November (funded by a grant from 4Culture), writing music for my forthcoming record, and playing gigs with the incredible musicians we have here. See you on the lake and on the bandstand!