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Dean Benner - "Back In The Saddle"

"Triad Theater", 158 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023

DEAN BENNER returns once again for two performances on Nov. 14 & 21 to The Triad with his 6th Show entitled "Back In The Saddle" Directed by Linda Amiel Burns with Guest Vocalist Christine Shuler. He will be accompanied by the rocking 6 piece Manhattan Cowboy Band. Richard Danley, Music Director on Piano - Peter Calo on Guitar- Matt Gelfer, Violin/Fiddle - Jeff Lampert on Pedal Steel Guitar - Matt Scharfglass on Bass - Dave Silliman on Drums. Both shows are at 6:00PM (Seating begins at 5:30PM). A CD of the entire show, recorded at Dubway Studios, will be given to audience members as a complimentary gift from Dean with every ticket purchase.

Running time: 75-90 minutes. 2-drink minimum.

Kati Neiheisel "Yesterday, Once More (My Carpenters Show!)"

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Pangea NYC, 178 2nd Ave, NY, NY 10003

“Yesterday…Once More” celebrates the musical legacy of sibling duo Karen and Richard Carpenter. In the 1970s, the Carpenters topped the charts with their fresh, joyful sound, but even their songs with melancholic lyrics brought great comfort, as if commiserating with a good friend. It was no coincidence that throughout 2020, you could find Facebook and YouTube posts from singers of all ages doing their own renditions of Carpenters tunes to soothe their souls. Featuring: musical director Gregory Toroian on piano, Skip Ward on bass, David Silliman on drums. Directed by Lina Koutrakos.


Sue Matsuki "THIS BROAD'S WAY"

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Pangea NYC, 178 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003


This is a program of all Broadway songs (Sue’s guilty pleasure) done her way or rather, their way…with amazing arrangements from long-time Music Director, Gregory Toroian. These are songs Sue would never be cast to sing, songs sung totally out of context from the show, song with a “new take” and other surprises all done “This Broad’s Way”! Featuring Gregory Toroian on piano, Skip Ward on bass and David Silliman on drums. Directed by Lina Koutrakos.

Reservations are highly recommended: 212-995-0900. Pangea is located at 178 2nd Ave between 11th & 12th. Covid safe indoor and outdoor seating available.

"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....


"Home Studio Recording"

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I'll be recording "Drums & Percussion" from my home studio on tracks emailed to me. Hit me up so I can add to your tracks!


"Private Event"

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YES!! - I'll will play for your event. - With your band (drums or percussion) or you can use my band!!!


"Red Rooster in Harlem"

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310 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

I'll be playing Percussion with "DJ Famous"! - Come out for the great Food and great Music!!!

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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"