Musician

Big piano... Little bass

Here are some of the places I’ve been fortunate enough to play… and some of the people I’ve been fortunate to play and record with.

And at the bottom of the page are a few of my compositions.

Performance Schedule

 

4/6/24: S. Pasadena contra
Anvil Sky w/ Jeffrey Spero calling

4/7/24: South Pasadena ECD
Green Willow w/ TBA calling

4/14/24: Culver City ECD
Green Willow w/ Renée Camus calling

4/20/24: S. Pasadena contra
Kira Ott and Jeffrey Spero w/ Lindsay Verbil calling

4/21/24: Santa Barbara contra
Chopped Liver w/ Lindsay Verbil calling

4/25/24: Berkeley, CA ECD
Michelle Masek, Judy Linsenberg, and Jeffrey Spero w/ Brad Foster calling

4/27/24: Berkeley, CA ECD
Judy Linsenberg, Marnen Laibow-Kaiser and Jeffrey Spero w/ Brad Foster and Brooke Friendly calling

4/28/24: Sharon Green CDSS LCA Award (Albany, CA)
Cavalcade of musicians and callers

5/4/24: S. Pasadena contra
Anvil Sky w/ James Hutson calling

5/5/24: Santa Barbara ECD
Green Willow w/ Margaret Bary calling

5/5/24: Santa Barbara contra
Anvil Sky w/ Frannie Marr calling

5/19/24: Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival
Anvil Sky w/ Jeremy Korr calling

5/26/24: Santa Barbara contra
Anvil Sky w/ Jeffrey Spero calling

6/8/24: Sacramento contra
Double Trouble w/ Talib Huff calling

6/9/24: Hayward, CA contra
Double Trouble w/ Claire Takemori calling

6/15/24: Santa Rosa contra
Dave Langford, Betsy Branch and Jeffrey Spero w/ Tonya Merchant calling

6/16-23/24: Hey Days (Sonoma, CA)
Jeffrey Spero (also Alchemy, Dave Langford, Betsy Branch and a host of others) w/ Melissa Running, David Millstone and Bridget Whitehead calling

6/23-29/24: BACDS Family Week (Monte Toyon, CA)
Jeffrey Spero (also M’Gilvry Allen, David James and a host of others) w/ Yoyo Zhou, Lindsay Verbil and others calling

7/6/24: Pasadena Folk Music Society concert
Syncopaths 

7/7/24: Santa Barbara ECD
Syncopaths w/ Frannie Marr calling

7/7/24: Santa Barbara contra
Syncopaths w/ Christine Merryman calling

7/14/24: Culver City ECD
Green Willow w/ Lindsay Verbil calling

8/4/24: Santa Barbara contra
TBA w/ Jeffrey Spero calling

9/1/24: Santa Barbara contra
Chopped Liver w/ Lindsay Verbil calling

9/8/24: Culver City ECD
Green Willow w/ Jacqui Grennan calling

9/2-22/24: Chehalis (Mission, BC, Canada)
Syncopaths (also Countercurrent) w/ Will Mentor and Koren Wake calling

2/21-23/25: Fiddling Frog (Pasadena, CA)
Syncopaths (also River Road) w/ Lindsey Miller Dono and Susan Petrick calling

Bands

Partial list – click on photo for full screen image.

Bozzy MaCoo

  • Audrey Jaber – fiddle
  • Jeffrey Spero – piano
  • Sam Bartlett – mandolin

Double Trouble

  • Jeffrey Spero – piano
  • Rodney Miller – fiddle

Force For Nature

  • Ashley Hoyer – mandolin
  • Audrey Jaber – fiddle
  • Jeffrey Spero – piano

Joyance

  • Audrey Jaber – fiddle
  • Christa Burch – bodhran, vocals
  • Jeffrey Spero – piano

Lift Ticket 

  • Jeffrey Spero – piano
  • Rex Blazer – fiddle
  • TJ Crow – mandolin

Offbeats

  • Ashley Hoyer – mandolin
  • Ben Schreiber – fiddle
  • Jeffrey Spero – piano

Rhythm Raptors

  • Jeffrey Spero – piano
  • Mark (Pokey) Hellenberg – percussion
  • Ralph Gordon – bass
  • Rodney Miller – fiddle
  • TJ Crow – mandolin

Syncopaths

  • Ashley Hoyer – mandolin
  • Christa Burch – bodhran, vocals
  • Jeffrey Spero – piano, bass
  • Ryan McKasson – fiddle, viola

Recordings

  • Michael Mendelson and Friends: A Fiddler’s Notebook (1998)
  • Laura Light and Friends: No Gravity (2001)
  • Syncopaths: Rough Around The Edges (2005)
  • Michael Mendelson and Friends: Fiddle Pieces (2009)
  • David Brewer and Rebecca Lomnicky: Inspired (2010)
  • Syncopaths: Five Gears (2010)
  • Syncopaths: Be Like The Sea (2023)

Festivals and concerts

Partial listing

  • 12 Hour Twirl (CA): Syncopaths
  • Atlanta Dance Weekend (GA): King Kontra
  • Atlanta Dance Weekend (GA): Syncopaths
  • BACDS American Week (CA): Syncopaths
  • BACDS Family Week (CA): Staff musician
  • Balance the Bay (CA): Syncopaths
  • Bear Hug (MT): Lift Ticket
  • Burning Man (NV): Syncopaths
  • Butterfly Whirl (GA): Syncopaths
  • Cabin Fever (TN): Rhythm Raptors
  • Cabin Fever (TN): Syncopaths
  • Camp Damp (AK): Offbeats
  • Cascade Contra (OR): Bozzy MaCoo
  • Cascade Contra (OR): Syncopaths
  • Catalina Contradance Weekend (CA): Offbeats
  • Chehalis (BC-Canada): Syncopaths
  • Coffee Gallery Backstage (CA): Syncopaths
  • Contra Carnivale (CA): Rhythm Raptors
  • Contra Carnivale (CA): Syncopaths
  • CDH (winter) (WV): Lift Ticket
  • CTMS Summer Solstice (CA): Chopped Liver
  • CTMS Summer Solstice (CA): Syncopaths
  • Dance Camp North (AK): Syncopaths
  • Dance Trance (KY): Syncopaths
  • Dancing Bears (AK): Rhythm Raptors
  • Dancing Fish (FL): Syncopaths
  • Dancing Fool (WA): Rhythm Raptors
  • Dancing With The GODS (FL): Syncopaths
  • Dandelion Romp (OH): Syncopaths
  • Fall Frolick (CA): Staff musician
  • Fiddling Frog (CA): Rhythm Raptors
  • Fire Ant Frolic (TX): Syncopaths
  • Flamingo Fling (OK): Syncopaths
  • FolkMADness (NM): Syncopaths
  • Grand Annex (CA): Syncopaths
  • Harvest Moon (CA): Chopped Liver
  • Lady of the Lake Family Week (ID): JRK
  • Lady of the Lake June Week (ID): Force For Nature
  • Lady of the Lake June Week (ID): Rhythm Raptors
  • Lady of the Lake Fall Weekend (ID): Syncopaths
  • Lake Eden Arts Festival (NC): Syncopaths
  • Lake Eden Arts Festival (NC): Lift Ticket
  • Lake Eden Arts Festival (NC): Rhythm Raptors
  • McCabe’s (CA): Richard Greene
  • Millpond Music Festival (CA): Syncopaths
  • Northwest Passage (OR): Syncopaths
  • No Snow Ball (CA): Offbeats
  • Once In A Blue Moon (AL): Syncopaths
  • Orange Blossom Special (FL): Lift Ticket
  • Palmetto Bug Stomp (SC): Syncopaths
  • Pigtown Fling (OH): Syncopaths
  • Pilgrim’s Progression (KS): Syncopaths
  • Pinewoods American Music and Dance Week (MA): Syncopaths
  • Pinewoods English Week (MA): Staff musician
  • Raindance (OR): Lift Ticket
  • Snowball (FL): Rhythm Raptors
  • Snowball (FL): Syncopaths
  • Spring Breakdown (MO): Syncopaths
  • Summer Soirée (NC): Syncopaths
  • Supersonic (WA): Syncopaths
  • Trillium Twirl (MI): Syncopaths
  • Wasatch Wiggle (UT): Offbeats
  • When In Doubt, Swing (TX): Syncopaths

Compositions

Click on composition for full screen image.