About JeremyBirdsall

Composer, producer, teacher, multi-instrumentalist, festival founder, record label entrepreneur, chips-and-salsa addict, short order cook, cool uncle, music promoter, housework failure, funk ninja.

October 2012: Fun Shows Coming Up!

Hey, everyone! Here are my show details and project updates for October 2012:

1) On Friday, October 12th from 5:00 – 8:00pm, I’ll be playing upright bass with polka band, KeyTunes, for Whole Foods Market’s annual Oktoberfest celebration! This will be our third year in a row playing this event, so I can attest to its awesomeness! Incredible German food and pastries, more than 25 different beers to sample, and live polka music – all for only $15! Come on out and polka with us!

FRI., OCT. 12TH, 5:00-8:00pm
8003 Turkey Lake Rd., Orlando, FL 32819
Admission: $15

Click HERE for Oktoberfest registration and tickets

2) On Sunday, October 28th from 1:00 – 2:30pm, I’ll be playing Chapman Stick® with StickCentric as part of theCreative City Project. We’ll be playing near the Downtown Orlando Farmer’s Market on the corner of E. Central Blvd. & N. Eola Dr. StickCentric is a collaborative effort from multi-instrumentalists Juan R. LeõnReed Hayes, and myself. Creating completely improvised and unrehearsed music in a live environment, the trio concentrates mainly on the unique string-tapping instrument, the Chapman Stick®. The Creative City Project is birthed out of the belief that artists can change a city for the better by making it a more beautiful, meaningful, and interesting place to live. It is a collective of artists, who seek to create shared experiences between artists and people who live, work, play in, and visit Orlando.

 

SUN., OCT. 28TH, 1:00-2:30pm

StickCentric at Lake Eola Park

195 N. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801

(StickCentric will be located at the farmers market near the corner of E. Central Blvd. & N. Eola Dr.)

Admission: FREE

 

3) Looking ahead to November, on Saturday, November 3rd, I’ll be playing Chapman Stick® with StickCentric and playing bass, keys, and Stick® with Decoy Beat at the 12th Annual DeLand Original Music Festival. Stages and times TBA.

SAT., NOV. 3RD, TIMES TBA

Decoy Beat and StickCentric at 12th Annual DeLand Original Music Festival

105 W. Indiana Ave., Deland, FL 32720

(Main Gate: Corner of Woodland & Indiana Ave.)

Admission: $10 Advance / $15 Day of Show

Advance tickets can be purchased directly from me anytime before Nov. 3rd by emailing me HERE with the number of tickets you would like.

Decoy Beat and StickCentric set times and stage locations will be posted soon on the festival’s website HERE.

4) On Saturday, November 17th from 9:00pm – 1:00am, I’ll be playing bass, keys, and Stick® with Decoy Beat atWill’s Pub, along with special guests Sam Byck & the Tricky Dickies and Jarritt Sheel & BLU-TET. Come out for an eclectic evening of jazz, blues, neo-soul, funk, and fusion! Decoy Beat will be headlining this show, so we’re slated to start around 11:30pm (but you really DON’T want to miss my incredibly talented friends in the Tricky Dickies and BLU-TET!).

SAT., NOV. 17TH, 9:00PM-1:00AM

Decoy Beat at Will’s Pub

1042 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803

Admission: $7

 

5) My instrumental album, Acoustic Healing, is currently being mixed and mastered. I’ll send out a special newsletter soon with ordering information.

 

Until next time…

All the Best,
Jeremy Birdsall

(Kavode)

New show! New Album! New Website!

1) StickCentric is playing the White House! This Sunday 9/9, The Timucua Arts Foundation presents StickCentric, providing an evening of improvised progressive ambient music featuring the Chapman Stick. Come join us at one of Central Florida’s most unique venues. The unique sound of the Chapman Stick® fused with eclectic and groovin’ drumming. Jeremy Birdsall, Juan R Leõn, and Reed Hayes bring their avant garde flair to the fore in a show you wont want to miss.

This Sunday September 9, 2012 at 7:30pm
2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL
No cover charge

www.stickcentric.com
www.timucua.com/calendar.html

2) My album Acoustic Healing is nearly finished! Only two more songs to mix, and then we’ll bring you peaceful, relaxing instrumental music featuring piano, acoustic guitar and double bass that transports you to a trancendant place. Tentative release date is October 9, 2012, but check  www.Kavode.com for pre-order specials!

3) If you haven’t yet, check out  www.Kavode.com!

Until next time…

All the Best,

Jeremy 

Launch of Kavode.com!

We just launched www.kavode.com! This site has been a labor of love for my endlessly creative wife, Lynn. Now in its 12th year, Kavode has been involved in so many facets of the music and entertainment industry from teaching private music lessons to producing music to creating 5.1 surround mixes for movies to organizing festivals and more. Now we have a simple way to explain all the services we offer! Visit Kavode.com today, look around, listen, click on things, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter if you aren’t on the email list yet. Then please let us know how we can help you with your next project!

Jeremy

 

Busy Summer at Kavode Studios & Time to Schedule Fall Music Lessons

Hey, it’s Jeremy! It’s been a really busy summer here at Kavode Studios! We’ve completed the audio post production for the upcoming feature-length thriller Blood Widow (from Arcani Pictures, LLC, in partnership with Concrete Lion Pictures, LLC). We’ve also been providing live music of all sorts around Central Florida, as well as licensing music from our library for TV shows and producing voiceover talent for an upcoming controversial documentary. We are now well underway with scheduling fall music lessons! We offer lessons on piano, classical/acoustic/electric guitar, electric bass (fretted and fretless), double bass, Chapman Stick®, sitar, dulcimer, drums, percussion, and voice. We focus on teaching all aspects of music instruction including theory, technique, musicality, stage presence, and performance etiquette. This approach prepares a student completely for any musical opportunities they may encounter. MEMBER: Music Teachers National Association, Florida State Music Teachers Association, Central Florida Music Teachers Association, National Piano Teachers Guild, and International Society of Bassists. Call (407) 687-5376 NOW to reserve your time slot for fall lessons! Discounts for bulk and group lessons!

Central Florida Stick Night with Flint Blade, Jeremy Birdsall, Juan R. Leon – Natura Coffee & Tea – Orlando Weekly

Central Florida Stick Night is one of Orlando Weekly‘s “Selections” for the week! Come see Stickists Flint BladeJuan R Leõn and me at Natura CoffeeandTea TONIGHT to see what all the hoopla’s about! Thanks Justin for the feature!

Central Florida Stick Night With Flint Blade, Jeremy Birdsall, Juan R. Leon – Natura Coffee & Tea – Orlando Weekly

Central Florida Stick Night With Flint Blade, Jeremy Birdsall, Juan R. Leon - Natura Coffee & Tea - Orlando Weekly

 

Hooray! Our first post!

Welcome to the Kavode blog! Here I’ll keep you up to date on Kavode Studios’ latest music and film projects, Kavode Records’ current artists, and Kavode Entertainment’s newest events. I’ll also post about special offers, and random thoughts on the state of the world and how it relates to music. Stay tuned!

-Jeremy