Pairings: Live shows in the Bay Area

Super excited to be back in the Bay Area and doing some live music shows again!

Friday 6/10 in Santa Rosa at the Arlene Francis Center, 7-9pm (tickets, FB event), with my amazing percussionist collaborator, Carl Dixon.

Then Carl and I team up with the incredible Rebecca Kleinmann and Carlos Caminos for a pair of duets at the Sound Room in Oakland on Sunday 6/12, 6-9pm (tickets, FB event).

We're finally doing the "album release" shows for Pairings that the pandemic made impossible. Just in time for Alameda County to be going back to indoor mask mandates. But we'd definitely love to see you and share some uplifting beauty and inspiration in these trying times. Please come and help spread the word. Hope to see you there!


Multi-instrumentalist: oud, saz, Brazilian percussion (maracatĂș, other rhythms from Pernambuco, various forms of samba), body music, bass, Middle Eastern percussion, and more. 10 years studying North Indian classical music on the oud and voice interwoven with 15 years studying Brazilian music and dance (including 5 trips to Brazil for a total of 1 year of training) have given Derek a unique approach to music, rhythm, dance accompaniment, improvisation, movement, teaching, and life.

Derek is available for performances, dance collaborations, recording sessions, teaching, licensing, live accompaniment (films, plays, classes, etc), acting, and many other creative possibilities. He is also a certified practitioner and instructor of BREEMA (a bodywork method bringing body and mind together in harmony) and incorporates embodied mindfulness into his teaching and playing.