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Dec22

"Lou Watson Trio"

Horn Blower Cruises Jazzy Champagne Brunch, Pier 40, 353 West St,, New York

SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE

* Lou Watson - Piano & Vocals

* Morrie Louden - Bass & Vocals

* David Silliman - Drums/Percussion

Dec21

"Lou Watson Trio"

Horn Blower Cruises Jazzy Champagne Brunch, Pier 40, 353 West Street, New York

JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE

* Lou Watson - Piano & Vocals

* Morrie Louden - Bass & Vocals

* David Silliman - Drums/Percussion

Dec18

"The Americas Project"

55 Bar, 55 Christopher St., New York, NY

Co-led by Tony Romano and Kelsey Jillette, The Americas Project performs North and South American folk music. With cajon and wonderful assorted percussion, upright bass, nylon-string guitar and vocals, Jillette's Latin-based combo plays music that's groovesome and melodious.  Come see us monthly at the famed 55 Bar in Greenwich Village!

Kelsey Jillette - Vocals

Tony Romano - Guitar

Jennifer Vincent - Bass

David Silliman - Cajon & Percussion

http://www.kelseyjillette.com/americas-project

Dec5

KATI NEIHEISEL: THAT HOLIDAY FEELING!

Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St (between 8th & 9th Ave), New York, NY 10036

Kati Neiheisel: That Holiday Feeling! with Linda Jackson and Janice McCune

Musical Director, Gregory Toroian at the piano, Skip Ward on Bass, David Silliman on Drums

Dec1

"Lou Watson Trio"

Horn Blower Cruises Jazzy Champagne Brunch, Leaves from New York Pier 40, 353 West St,, NY,, NY

JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE

* Lou Watson - Piano & Vocals

* Morrie Louden - Bass & Vocals

* David Silliman - Drums/Percussion

Nov30

"Lou Watson Trio"

Horn Blower Cruises Jazzy Champagne Brunch, Pier 40, West Side Highy, NYC

JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE

* Lou Watson - Piano & Vocals

* Morrie Louden - Bass & Vocals

* David Silliman - Drums/Percussion

Nov25

2019-11-25 - VOCAL WORKSHOP

Nov24

"Lou Watson Trio"

Horn Blower Cruises Jazzy Champagne Brunch, Pier 40, West Side Highy, NY,, NY

JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE

* Lou Watson - Piano & Vocals

* Morrie Louden - Bass & Vocals

* David Silliman - Drums/Percussion

Nov23

"Lauren Frazza: Feelin Good"

Pangea, 178 2nd Avenue, NYC

Lauren Frazza: FEELIN' GOOD

In "Feelin' Good", Lauren Frazza blends the joy of singing pop and blues with her love of the American Songbook. Join Lauren and her trio as she shares the adventures of a New York woman--sometimes "Mary Tyler Moore," sometimes "Sex In The City" with a healthy dash of "Lassie"- and the joys and trials of pursuing both man and beast. Lauren Frazza has had a lifelong love affair with performing and music starting, at age three, with unsolicited song singing and somersault shows at adult cocktail parties.  Somersaults turned more serious when Lauren started performing with various musical groups and bands, gaining notable recognition. After coming to NYC, Frazza learned that a day job is a necessary evil in between band gigs. Luckily, she landed one in advertising that resulted in an enjoyable and successful career. Her artistic sensibilities thrived there, where she built brands through creative storytelling, leveraging her performance art background in many a corporate presentation. Now, in "Feelin' Good", Frazza blends her gift for storytelling with music. She draws on two main sources of inspiration: her childhood years of waking up to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald floating up from the living room on Saturday mornings to her personal love of the pop and jazz genres. By combining both types of music, she is able to explore her love of the music and lyrics in both old standards and pop songs and present them in an entirely new light.

$20.00

Nov23

"Lou Watson Trio"

Horn Blower Cruises Jazzy Champagne Brunch, Pier 40, West Side Highy, NYC

JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE

* Lou Watson - Piano & Vocals

* Morrie Louden - Bass & Vocals

* David Silliman - Drums/Percussion

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Equipment Rider -

18" or 20" BassDrum (w/front head open for muffling),    13" or 14" Snare Drum,    12" Rack Tom,    14" Floor Tom,         5 Cymbal Boom Stands,    1 Hi Hat Stand,    1 Snare Drum Stand,    2 (Seperate) Bass Drum Pedals (1 for a foot cowbell) and 1 Percussion Table.

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David Silliman - drums & percussion

Drummer and percussionist, David Silliman's middle name should be versatility. Whether accompanying song stylists such as Mariah Carey, Cassandra Wilson, and Blossom Dearie or playing with Colombian Harpist Edmar Castaneda, David's exciting rhythmic energies add color and mood to any musical performance. He's also comfortable playing in the pit of a Broadway show or with the New Jersey Symphony. David has over 20 years of experience. His performances have taken him to concerts and festivals in Italy, Vienna, Berlin, the North Sea, Monterey, Uruguay and Lithuania. David was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was exposed to a wide variety of music. David's first studies were in the Classical field, studying snare drum, xylophone and timpani. Later studies exposed him to Jazz, Latin Jazz, Brazilian and Funk music. Hearing music with a drummer and a percussionist made a strong impression on his playing. Trying to recreate that sound and "feel" with just one person has become a lifetime passion. David's current setup includes a standard American Drum Set augmented with a South American Cajon. Drums from the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean along with various other percussion and some his own creations surround him. His performances on percussion and drums at the "Umbria Jazz Festival", in Orvieto & Perugia, Italy with Columbian Harpist, Edmar Castaneda garnered praise from critics and audiences alike. "David's unique setup allowed him to move seamlessly from the Cajon, to Drum Set and all the percussive "toys" in between, creating the rhythmic sound and energy of two or three percussionists. Years of playing with Blossom Dearie's trio, showed another side of David's musical talents. Dearie's soft and understated musical styling is matched perfectly with David's softer, highly sensitive drumming. Highlights of David's past work include concert tours with Al DiMeola, Cassandra Wilson, and Leslie Uggams. He also has performed with Aretha Franklin in New York, and is featured on the VH1 Divas 2001 concert.