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greetings everyone,

it's a complicated and challenging time for many, but i hope everyone who reads this is surrounded by LOVE, light and hope for the future. we need each other more now than ever. please give generously to organizations and charities that align with your purpose and your values.  war, genocide, global poverty and planetary health are issues that cannot be ignored …  we ALL must play our part in reversing this!

i am  grateful for  many, many things and i am thrilled that i have the opportunity to share music, positive vibrations and healing energy with folks i love and admire. thank you for passing through and for your continued support. 2024  looks promising on the creative front, and there are some special concerts that i think you'll enjoy. for more information, keep reading

in the meantime, peace, love and blessings



Saturday, March 16th “ FILTRON M” (Manu Koch – keyboards, compositions, Harvey Wirht  – drums, Damon Banks – bass)

Terraza 7 40-19 Gleane Street
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(347) 808-0518 https://www.terraza7.com/
7:30 PM SET



Friday, May 10th (Lancaster, PA) & Saturday, May 11th (Chicago, Ill)  ** Venues TBA

Marco Cappelli (el. guitar) - Damon Banks (el. bass) - Dave Miller (drums) - Denver Butson (poetry)

“Fake Worlds" (Italian Surf Academy on Bandcamp):


Sunday, June 2nd  (Levitt Pavilion, Westport CT) “Arun Ramamurthy Trio”  (Arun Ramamurthy – violin, compositions, Damon Banks – el.bass – Sameer Gupta, drums) Details to come …

Wednesday, June 5th (National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY) “Arun Ramamurthy Trio”  (Arun Ramamurthy – violin, compositions, Damon Banks – el.bass – Sameer Gupta, drums) Details to come …


*More concerts and events are beings added in 2024 as we speak, including record releases and shows for:


“Whispering Worlds”: https://www.aaronshragge.com/whisperingworlds

 “Quadrature”:  https://www.quadraturemusic.com/


For  more information about CREATIVE STRINGS IMPROVISERS ENSEMBLE LLc, c (where we teach music students “Life Skills” through Improvisation, Global Music repertoire and original Composition) GO HERE: https://www.gwenlaster.net/creative-strings-improvisers-ensemble.html

…Speaking of Gwen Laster, her  “Blue Lotus” record (under the group name New Muse 4tet) is out, receiving rave reviews and can be previewed, streamed and purchased here: https://gwenlastergameboard.bandcamp.com/album/blue-lotus


...new music from me is on the way (can't wait to share!)

...check back for more updates and announcements.

..thank you for your continued support!