Upcoming Shows!

"Aggeliki Psonis live at DROM"

"DROM", 85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009

Live at DROM! A night of music from Greece, and other regions!

Aggeliki Psonis, Voice

Spiro Exaras, Guitar, Musical Director

Harvey S, Acoustic Bass

David Silliman, Percussion

and special guests....

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Nanette Natal - “Sweet Summer Blue”Benyo Music Productions By Christopher Loudon If you’re expecting the bold flights of wordless vocalizing that have defined so much of Nanette Natal’s previous recorded work, proceed directly to Sweet Summer Blue’s seventh and final track, a lissome “I Got Rhythm” filled with those inimitable Natal touches. The balance of the album, comprising six original compositions, might wrongly be perceived as a new direction for Natal. In fact, they recall the earliest phase of her career, harkening back to her long-ago days on the coffeehouse circuit. (Click the link for the full article)”

Christopher Loudon, "JazzTimes"

"...Dave Sillman, our drummer, also plays percussion. I call him the man with the four hands." (Click the link for the full article)”

Greg Thomas, "Daily News"

"...San Mateo-raised drummer/percussionist David Silliman, "who plays both drums and percussion, so it's actually a quintet." (Click the link for the full article)”

Andrew Gilbert, "MercuryNews.com"

Until fairly recently Mr. Castaneda’s trio featured the driving, kinetic drummer Dave Silliman and the resourceful trombonist Marshall Gilkes. In place of Mr. Gilkes in the current band is the Israeli-born saxophonist Shlomi Cohen, who played his soprano in silvery bursts, and seemed less like an integral part of the group. The core relationship in this music was between Mr. Castaneda and Mr. Silliman — unless you count the bond between Mr. Castaneda and the harp. (click the link for the full review)”

Nate Chinen, "New York Times"

...major praise going to percussionist Dave Silliman, who did double duty on a conventional drum kit and an array of instruments that he used to enhance the music.”

Ernest Barteldes, "Global Rhythm.net"

"Jazz cannot be limited by definitions or by rules. Jazz is, above all, a total freedom to express oneself." -- Duke Ellington Few modern jazz groups epitome more of Ellington's eloquence than the extraordinary, incomparable, and adventurous Edmar Castaneda Trio, with special guest Joe Locke. At first blush, it is difficult to conceptualize the probable voicing about to flow from such an eclectic and exotic ensemble, comprising of a Colombian Harp (Edmar Castaneda), flute (Itai Kriss), vibraphone (Joe Locke), and drummer/percussionist (Dave Silliman). But let me assure you that the music and presentation were rapturous and riveting, and the evening nothing short of enchantment. (click the link for the full article)”

Randy Treece, "Albanyjazz.com"

Since 1994, Edmar Casteneda has been dazzling New York City audiences with his Peruvian harp playing, often providing melody, lead and rhythm in one fell swoop... (click link for the full article)”

Paul Dryden, "Global Rhythm"