About Ghasem


Biographical Information Ghasem Batamuntu

Born an Aquarian on January 26, 1952 in Oakland, California, my formative adolescent years were spent in South Central Los Angeles; in the hickory scented shadows of folk legends like Dexter Gordon, Charles Lloyd, Ornette Coleman, Billy Higgins, Don Cherry , Eric Dolphy, Charles Mingus, Horace Tapscott, Gereld Wilson and the many nameless genius’ of organ trio after hours breakfast
jam sessions stretched along the celebrated blue carpet of Central Avenue’s subterainian folktales. Mine was a neighborhood of gospel chiors and holy ghost churches that moon lit the likes of Areatha Franklin and James Cleveland; street sounds blasting thru open terrace hamburger stands, barbershops, shoeshine parlors, and the reverb of 8 track tapes spiraling out of convertible car tops….the 24hr jazz sounds of L.A.’s KBCA f.m…an array of artist and poets living the context of their muse, and an extended family that kept the sounds of music forever in orbit. Early meetings with the likes of Stanley Crouch, poet’s K. Curtis Lyle, Ojenje Mapenzi, Kamau Daaoud, Will Alexander…the living art of John Outterbridge, Charles Dixon and David Hammonds…all these influences combined to leave an early impression as to the significance and importance of the collective arts culture of Los Angeles during the late 50’s and 60’s.

It was a turbulent time that saw many political and social changes in America. Political asasinations, The Viet Nam War Protest. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defence, The Civil Rights Movement, The Watts Riots, people and new ideas on the move. The radically changing tides and currents brought me to Hartford, Connecticut in 1968 to attend Trinity College, where i meet both Jackie Mclean and Sam Rivers along with a host of master jazz musicans among the first to tenure the major colleges and univesrities. Attending and graudating from Trinity College in allowed me ample oppritunity to absorb another musical experience that would be a major influence in my musical development. During that time Jackie Mclean started what was then called -The Artist Collective-; a community based cultural arts foundation that provided teaching and life skills thru the arts of music, dance , theater, and fine arts. It was there i saw my 1st multimedia arts performances with a duet of Jackie Mclean and acclaimed master painter Romare Bearden. When later i witnessed the multimedia mastery of Sun Ra and Horace Tapscott, these would leave a lasting impression. I was among the 1st students to pass thru what has since been sanctioned the Jackie Mclean Performance Arts Center.

Returning to Los Angeles in 1972 i connected with members of Horace Tapscott’s Pan African People’s Arkestra. The griot of Los Angeles’ Communtiy Art’s Movement, prominent musicans in his cirCLe included Aurthor Blyth, Sonship Theus, a young David Murray, and Saint Louis/Chicago trumpet great Rasul Siddik. In 1979 i would join Siddik in Oakland, California to begin a 40 year association with Siddik’s Now! Artet. Siddik would move on to New York and later Paris to work in the bands of the likes of Julius Hemphill, Henry Threadgill, Oliver Lake, Lester Bowie, and David Murray. This left me to formulate my own performance unit i called -The Nova Ghost Sect Tet-. This ensemble featured guest artist such as Bobby Hutcherson, Julius Hemphill, Sonny Simmons, Eddie Gale, Eddie Moore, Sonship Theus, Eddie Henderson, Omar Sosa, Josh Jones, Charles Hamilton, Calvin Keys, Julian Priester and vocalist Diane Witherspoon and Scheherazade Stone. During this period as well i performed as a west african percussionist for several Bay Area dance companys. At some point the genres began to fuse and The Nova Ghost Sect Tet began to present dancers, film makers, fine arts speciaIlst, poets, and theater artist as a part of the performance format. While working with Deborah Vaughn and Dimensions Dance Theater as a composer for dance and live jazz ensemble, i recieved a Creative Artist Fellowship Award from The City of Oakland in 1992. Thru related performances and activities in the Dance in Schools/Young Artist of America Program i became involved with the school system in Berkeley, California, teaching Cultural Arts at Berkeley High School. This lead to involvement with a teaching program funded by the California State Universities called -The California Arts Project-; there i had the title of Master Artist Educator and it was there i began my first multimedia perfomance arts presentations; fusing the music of my band, The Nova Ghost Sect Tet, with west afrikan dance, visual media, and poetry into a lecture demonstration format covering jazz development from west afrika to the related explorations of Sun Ra. I toured what we called -Monk-n-Mali- thru out the Northern California State University System during the late 80’s and early 90’s. After recieving the fellowship i was encouraged to explore further my music quest and in 1992 i moved to Amsterdam, Holland to visit a friend from my youth who taught music there named Paul Stocker. Having lived and hung out there in Amsterdam for many years, he was gracious enough to introduce me to the jazz community there. Soon i was off into organising my own ensembles and evolved my music concepts in bands like Starbase 4 Communicaications Outpost Band , The Outter Ring, The Nuranus Vortex; settling finally in the activities of The Nu nova Compound. These projects featured some of Amsterdams finest players like Wolter Wierbos, Franky Douglas, Robert Rook, Pablo Nahar, Patrick Sedoc, Eddie Veltman, Remco van der Sluis and many others. Sessions with the likes of David Murray, Sunny Murray, Sonny Simmons, Archie Shepp, Odean Pope at the famed Bimhuis rounded the Amsterdam experience into an influential episode.

I’ve had the opprutunity as well to pursue my multimedia exploits with projects i’ve done with video/film artist Marian Smit from Den Haag. We’ve done several mixed media projects in the Filmhuis in Den Haag, The Bimhuis in Amsterdam, and several galleries and exhibition spaces thru out The Netherlands. These projects include “Within and Beyond Restraint” and “Oddyesus Nu”. With these various projects i have visited an array of perfomance venues including Tunesia, Senegal, Gambia, The North Sea Jazz Festival, The Bimhuis in Amsterdam, The Womack Presenters Conference in Barcellona and much more; Afrika, Suriname and The Dutch Antillies, Paris, Geneva, Berlin, Los Angeles, San Francisco. In December 2009 i was asked to perform in an Improvisational Festival sponsered by The International Society of Improvising Musicans and The University of California at Santa Cruz with Dr. Karlton Hester’s “Divine Particles Project”, which was as well rooted in multimedia elements….. see my c.v.

Currently i have been performing as a saxophonist and peot with a Rotterdam based band called The Mirror Conspiracy lead by pianist and arts activist Mike Bindraban. With that band i’ve performed at major festivals and performance venues thru out holland such as The Pure Jazz Festival, Den Haag, Nl.; The Music Meeting, Nijmegen Nl.; The Dunya, North Sea, Internation Jazz, and World Music Center Festivals, Rotterdam Nl.; as well as radio and television performances. In 2009 we recorded a CD together called -Mosaic- which was nominated for the prestegious Edison Music Award
in Holland. As well, in 2010 i began to have creative exchanges with long time Amsterdam based Suriname band, Fra Fra sound, lead by the master craftsman Vincent Henar on bass from Paramaribo, Suriname. He has institutionalised the Fra Fra sound collective for more than 30 years now. As a poet i recorded a CD project with them entitled -Black Dutch and More- in 2010. We’ve toured the project to festivals and music podiums thru out The Netherlands like The Bimhuis, South East Jazz Festival,The Bijlmer Park Theater, and recently returned in October 2010 from a tour of Suriname and The Guyanas. There we performed at community centers, festival podiums, and resort hotels. My poetry was chosen as theme for a dance work presented by The Suriname Dance Collective and performed at a festival sponsered by The Torarica Hotel.

Curicullum Vitae:
Ghasem Batamuntu

Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, Percussionist, Instrument Maker, Poet,
Music Educator and Band Leader of the Nova Ghost Sect*Tet,
The Nu Nova Compound, The Nuranus Vortex,
The M.P.C. Factor E
The Phonetic Engineering Project

Born:
26 January, 1952; Oakland, California
Residence:
1/5/89-92: Los Angeles and Oakland, California
9/92-Present: Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Education:
Jackie McLean/Artist Collective; 1970-1975, Hartford, Connecticut
B.A. Humanities (Graduated with Honors), Trinity College; 1974, Hartford, CT. -U.S.A.-

Contact and Profiles:
batamuntu.com
myspace.com/thenunovacompound
youtube.com/batamuntu channel
the jazz network.ning.com/batamuntu
poetryvisualized.ning.com/batamuntu

Batamuntu/The Mpac Factor E 2008 | In cooperation with: Tahoe Records

Performance History
Curicullum Vitae

Ghasem Batamuntu

Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, Percussionist, Instrument Maker, Poet,
Music Educator and Band Leader of the Nova Ghost Sect*Tet,
The Nu Nova Compound, The Nuranus Vortex,
The M.P.C. Factor E
The Phonetic Engineering Project

Born:
26 January, 1952; Oakland, California
Residence:
1/5/89-92: Los Angeles and Oakland, California
9/92-Present: Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Education:
Jackie McLean/Artist Collective; 1970-1975, Hartford, Connecticut
B.A. Humanities (Graduated with Honors), Trinity College; 1974, Hartford, CT. -U.S.A.-


Contact and Profiles:
batamuntu.com
myspace.com/thenunovacompound
youtube.com/batamuntu channel
the jazz network.ning.com
poetryvisualized.ning.com

Ghasem Batamuntu

Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, Percussionist, Instrument Maker, Poet,
Music Educator and Band Leader of the Nova Ghost Sect*Tet,
The Nu Nova Compound, The Nuranus Vortex,
The M.P.C. Factor E
The Phonetic Engineering Project

Born:
26 January, 1952; Oakland, California
Residence:
1/5/89-92: Los Angeles and Oakland, California
9/92-Present: Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Education:
Jackie McLean/Artist Collective; 1970-1975, Hartford, Connecticut
B.A. Humanities (Graduated with Honors), Trinity College; 1974, Hartford, CT. -U.S.A.-

Contact and Profiles:
batamuntu.com
myspace.com/thenunovacompound
youtube.com/batamuntu channel
the jazz network.ning.com
poetryvisualized.ning.com

Performance Credits
Individuals:
Jackie McLean, Bobby Hutcherson, Julius Hemphill, Curtis Lyle, Woody Shaw, Pharaoh Sanders, Sun Ra Arkestra, Rasul Siddik, Odean Pope, Tootie Heath, Eddie Moore, Billy Higgins, Sam Rivers, Eddie Marshall, Donald Bailey, Sonship Theus, Julian Priester, Horace Tapscott, Nancy Wilson, Cab Calloway, Hugh Massakela, Stanley Jordan, Archie Shepp, San Francisco , Sonny Simmons, Prince Lasha, Hein van der Haag, Paul Stocker, Saskia Laroo, Billy Harper, Sunny Murry, David Murry, Gildo Valu, Gil Scott-Heron,
Will Alexaander, Franky Douglas, Kamau Daaoud

Groups:
The Nu Nova Compound, Los Angeles, California/The Netherlands
The Nuranus Vortex, The Netherlands
The Nova Ghost Sect Tet, Oakland, California/The Netherlands
Star base 4 Communications Outpost Band, The Netherlands
Direct Mpac, The Netherlands
Rasul Siddik and The Now! Artet, New York/Oakland/Paris
Afrikan Roots of Jazz, Oakland, California
The Mirror Conspiracy, Rotterdam, Nl
Fra Fra Sound Amsterdam, Nl
Dimensions Dance Theater Inc., Oakland, California
Nuba Dance Theater, Oakland, California
Balle Saba West African Dance Co., Oakland, California
Mandingo Griot Family, Senegal, West Africa
The Mirror Conspiracy, The Netherlands
Ifang Bondi, Gambia, West Africa/The Netherlands
Akwaba, Ghana, Wes Afrika/The Netherlands
The Funk Ambassadors, The Netherlands
Human Flavor, San Francisco, California

Awards and Honors
1992 The Isadora Duncan Award for Jazz Composition for Dance; performed w/ The Nova Ghost Sect*Tet and Nuba Dance Theater in Oakland, CA
1991 The Creative Artist Fellowship Award for Jazz Composition; Oakland, CA

Arts in Education
7/94 Artist in Residence at Buurthuis Hobbema, Den Haag, NL Community Arts Center
8/92 Curriculum Consultant for Carbonize School District; Carbonize, CA
89-92 Artist in Residence at Cassadero Music Camps, Inc; Cassadero, CA
89-94 Master Artist/Educator: The California Arts Project; Marin, CA
85-92 Artist in Residence for Berkeley High School Cultural Arts Dept.; Berkeley, CA
85-92 Artist in Residence for Young Audiences of America; San Francisco, CA
85-92 Artist in Residence for Oakland Parks and Recreation, Oakland, CA
83-94 Artist in Residence, San Francisco Bay Area School Districts
83-87 Artist in Residence at Feather River Music Camp, Inc.; Feaher River, CA

Television/Film /Acting
6/98 The Lounge: Live Internet Broadcast Production; Veronica Television,NL
7/97 The Man With the Dog: Netherlands Film Co-op Production; A’dam,NL
5/93 Bubblin’ Brown Sugar: Liberty Film Productions; Amsterdam, NL
2/93 Commercial for Bugles Corn Chips: Liberty Film Productions; A’dam,NL

Audio/Visual Credit
03/10 Black Dutch and More Fra Fra Sound Sampone Records The Netherlands
03/09 Mosaic The Mirror Conspiracy Dying Giraffe Records The Netherlands
12/08 A Gift from Trane…Tahoe Records….Lake Tahoe, Nevada
4/07 House of Art….Rasul Siddik and The Now! Artet…..Paris, France
5/98 Deep Syntax CD: Yellow Moon, Utrecht, NL
2/98 Nova Ghost Sect*Tet CD: Live at Dizzy’s; Rotterdam, NL
11/97 Saskia Laroo CD: Body Music; Amsterdam, NL
10/97 Nova Ghost Sect*Tet CD: Life on Uranus; Amsterdam, NL/Berkeley, CA
7/97 Gildo Valu; Amsterdam, NL
7/97 Kofi K.O.; Amsterdam, NL
4/97 Nova Ghost Sect*Tet: Live Broadcast; NPS FM 4; Hilversum, NL
4/97 Saskia Laroo Music Video: Body Music; Amsterdam, NL
3/97 Saskia Laroo CD: It’s Like Jazz II; Amsterdam, NL
7/94 Saskia Laroo CD: It’s Like Jazz; Amsterdam, NL
5/94 The Funk Ambassadors CD: I Wanna Blow; Amsterdam, NL
7/93 Video Production of Crossing Borders Music and Poetry Festival w/ The Nova Ghost Sect*Tet and Dancers; Amsterdam, NL
11/92 Video Production w/ Curtis Clark at The Bimhuis; Amsterdam, NL
8/90 The Black Film Makers Hall of Fame; Oakland, CA

Literary Publications
1998 Synesthesia; Fetish Fiction Muse, Amsterdam, NL
1996 Projections ‘96; Fetish Fiction Muse, Amsterdam, NL
1993 Fetish Fiction Folk Mythz; Fetish Fiction Muse, Amsterdam, NL

Places and Event
11/10 30 Year Celebration of Fra Fra Sound w/Rasul Siddik and Renee Butle…Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Nl
10/10 Tour Suriname, French and British Guyanna w/ Fra Fra Sound………Amsterdam,Nl
10/10 Rotterdam International Jazz Festival. w/ The Mirror Conspiracy………Rotterdam Nl
4/10 The Music Meeting Festival w/ The Mirror Conspiracy……..Nimegen,Nl
1/10 The Paradiso w/ The Mirror Conspiracy……………..Amsterdam
12/09 International Society of Improvising Musicans Improvisational Festival w/ Karlton Hester’s Divine Particles Ensemble U.C.Santa Cruz, California
9/09 The Puur Jazz Festival w/ The Mirroe Conspiracy…….Den Haag, Nl.
7/09 North Sea Jazz Festival w/The Mirror Conspiracy…….Rotterdam, Nl.
3/09 Rotown Performance Cafe w/ The Mirror Conspiracy and Shariff Simmons…..Rotterdam, Nl.
1/09 The Bimhuis Music Theater w/ The M.P.A.C. Factor E featuring Will Alexander….Amsterdam, Nl
05/08 TheLeeuwarden Street Festival….Leeuwarden, Nl
11/08 Cafe Silberman…with Triclopse…Leeuwarden, Nl
10/08 The Amsterdam Uitmarkt City Festival w/ Strawberry Jam…….Amsterdam, Nl
1/08 Mimi’s Jazz Salon w/ The Nu Nova Compound featuring Will Alexander…..Los Angeles, California
4/07 The Synesthesia Lounge… multimedia anthrolpological workshop……..Paris, France
6/07 Guest soloist with Paris Community Gospal Chior……Paris France
1/07 Multimedia Poetry presentation/feature article in the Leeuwarden Currant Newspaper….The Bres…Leeuwarden, Nl
06/07 Multimedia Presentation…The Nature Museum…Leeuwarden, Nl.
08/07 Vriland Island Afrikan Music workshops and erformance….Baoema Band….Vriland, Nl
09/07 The Lawaii Theater…Drachten, Nl….40×40 graphics exhibition
09/07 The West Afrikronus Dig…featuring Franky Douglas…The Glope Music Centrum…Leeuwarden, Nl
07/07 Blijburg Recording Sessions with The West Afrikrons Dig………….Amsterdam,Nl
11/07 Blijburg Recording Session with The West Afrikronos Dig… featuring Franky Douglas….Amsterdam, Nl
07 07Namaste Production activities….Paradiso/Stunbas Boat fest/Rookerij Coffeeshop Series…Amsterdam, Nl

2006
youtube.com:batamuntu
Anna’s Jazz Island….Berkeley, California
Billy Higgin’s World Stage….Nuranus Vortex….Los Angeles, Calif.
Bobby Few Group…..The Bimhuis…Amsterdam, Nl.
The Sugar Factory….Amsterdam, Nl

2004
Oddyeus Nu….Multimedia Performance Seires with Marian Smit and The M.P.A.C. Factor E…The Filmhuis…Den Haag, Nl

2003
The Mars Bar and Grill….Multimedia Performance with Marian Smit and The Nu Nova Compound…The Bimhuis…Amsterdam, Nl
-Berlin Activities-
The A-Trane…..with The Nu Nova Compound
Black Dance Forum Community Televsion Multimedia Poetry Presentation

2000
7/2000 Milan Outdoor Music Festival; Milan, Italy
7/2000 Dizzy’s Jazz Cafe; Rotterdam, NL
5/2000 Anova Jazz Festival; Amersfoort, NL
5/2000 Dunya Festival; Rotterdam, NL
4/2000 Heiniken Jazz Tour; Dutch Antilles
3/2000 Museum of Contemporary Art; Den Haag, NL

1999
12/99 Dizzy’s Jazz CafÈ; Rotterdam, NL
7/99 Diplomatic Tour of Mali w/ La nef Des Musiques, Paris, France
6/99 25th Festival Intern. de Carthage; Tunis, Tunesia w/ James Lewis Group
5/99 Dunya Festival; Rotterdam, NL

1998
10/98 Kimball’s East Jazz Mecca; Oakland, CA
7/98 Yoshi’s Jazz Garden; Oakland, CA
7/98 National Black Arts Festival; Atlanta, Georgia
7/98 North Sea Jazz Festival; Den Haag, NL
6/98 Dunya Festival; Rotterdam, NL
6/98 Multi Media Performance Project; Den Haag, NL
6/98 Multi Media Performance Project, Institute of Social Studies; D.Haag, NL
4/98 Multi Media Performance Project; Oakland, CA
2/98 Dizzy’s Jazz CafÈ; Amsterdam, NL
2/98 Winston Hotel; Amsterdam, NL
1/98 Meander’s Jazz Cafe; Amsterdam, NL
1/98 The Bimhuis w/ The Nova Ghost Sect*Tet; Amsterdam, NL
1/98 The Bimhuis w/ Franky Douglas; Amsterdam, NL
1/98 Winston Hotel; Amsterdam, NL
1/98 Akwaba Tour; The Netherlands
1/98 Bahia Bay View; Amsterdam, NL

1997
12/97 Bahia Bay View; Amsterdam, NL
11/97 The Bimhuis w/ Sunny Murray & Sonny Simmons; Amsterdam, NL
10/97 San Francisco Bay Area Tour; San Francisco, CA
10/97 CD Recording: Life on Uranus; Amsterdam NL/Berkeley, CA
9/97 P.I. Man; Amsterdam, NL
9/97 Crossing Borders Festival Post Events; Den Haag, NL
7/97 Recording w/ Gildo Valu; Amsterdam, NL
7/97 Recording w/ Kofi K.O.; Amsterdam, NL
6/97 Dunya Festival Events; Rotterdam, NL
4/97 Dizzy’s Jazz CafÈ; Rotterdam, NL
3/97 Alice Arts Theater….multimedia presentation with curtis lyle and the nu nova compound; Oakland, CA
1/97 Winston Hotel; Amsterdam, NL

1996
2-3/96 Hotel Winston Project w/ Nova Ghost Sect Tet; Amsterdam, NL
1/96 The Bimhuis w/ Charles Gayle, Sonny Murray Trio; Amsterdam, NL
1/96 Jazz Poetry Society Project, Equator Productions; Rotterdam, NL
1/96 Duet w/ Curtis Lyle, Pro Arts Gallery; Oakland, CA
1/96 The Now! Artet w/ Rasul Siddik; Berkeley, CA
1/96 Slim’s w/ Sonny Simmons Group; San Francisco, CA
11/95 The World Stage, w/ Kamau Daooud and The Army of Healers; Los Angeles, CA

1995
11/95-1/96 Concert/Tour w/ Human Flavor, Josh Jones and Scheherazade Stone; San Francisco, CA
11/96 Polarity Festival w/ La Mezzinine; Amsterdam, NL
10/95-11/95 Multi Media Performance Project w/ Marian Smit & Anite Breveld; Zeebelt Theater, Den Haag, NL
9/95 Crossing Borders Festival; Den Haag, NL
9/95 New Dawn Festival w/ The Nova Ghost Sect*Tet; Amsterdam, NL
8/95 Dizzy’s Jazz CafÈ w/ Don Bennett Quartet; Rotterdam, NL
8/95-10/95 European Tour w/ Ifang Bondi Afro Manding Sound
8/95 W/ Akwaba Ghanaian High Life Music; Haarlem, NL
3/95 Euro Pop Days w/ Akwaba Ghanaian High Life Music; Boochum & Frieburg, Germany
2/95 Spoken Word Poetry Festival; Amsterdam, NL
2/95 Live Recording w/The Nova Ghost*Sect Tet at The Alto Jazz CafÈ; Amsterdam, NL

1994
12/94 Boy Edgar Awards Ceremony w/ Franky Douglas and Akwaba; Amsterdam, NL
11/94 W/ Rasul Siddik and The Now! Artet; Paris and Toulon, France
11/94 The Bimhuis w/ Burton Green Group; Amsterdam, NL
11/94 The Alto Jazz CafÈ w/ The Nova Ghost Sect*Tet, Amsterdam, NL
10/94 Novatel w/ Akwaba High Life Lovers Band; Den Haag, NL
10/94 Elder Musicians Acknowledgement Ceremony w/Akwaba; Amsterdam, NL
10/94 The Lido Theater, Solo Performance in Madly Amsterdam; Amsterdam,NL
9/94 Protest Festival w/The Funk Ambassadors
8/94 Poetry and Music Production, Occii w/ Garland Kane and Lenny St. Luke; Amsterdam, NL
7/94 Poetry International w/ Franky Douglas Sunchild; Rotterdam, NL
6/94 Parker’s and Naar Boven w/ The Funk Ambassadors; Amsterdam, NL
5/94 The Bimhuis w/ The Burton Green Group; Amsterdam, NL
5/94 The Alto Jazz CafÈ w/ The Roberto Halife Group; Amsterdam, NL
4/94 The Melkweg w/ Edsel Juliet Salsa Caliente; Amsterdam, NL

1993
6-8/93 The Alto Jazz CafÈ w/ Hein van der Haag Trio featuring Douglas Sides; Amsterdam, NL
7/93 Crossing Borders Festival w/ The Nova Ghost Sect*Tet; Den Haag, NL
3/93 W/ Billy Harper Group; Paris, France
2/93 W/ Joe Malinga South Africa Force; Zurich, Switzerland/ Munchen, Germany/ Frankfurt, Germany
2/93 Casablanca Jazz CafÈ w/ The Nova Ghost Sect*Tet; Amsterdam, NL
2/93 The Alto Jazz CafÈ w/ The Nova Ghost Sect*Tet; Amsterdam, NL
2/93 The Opten Bergh & Gabler Gallery w/ Harry Hoogstraten; Amsterdam,NL
1/93 De Muse Jazz CafÈ w/ Randy Greer Group; Antwerp, Belgium
1/93 The Bimhuis w/ Franky Douglas Sunchild Band; Amsterdam, NL
1/93 Oh My God Art Installation w/ Women’s Art Collective; Eindhoven, NL
1/93 The Casablanca Jazz CafÈ w/ The Nova Ghost Sect*Tet and The Paul Stocker Unit; Amsterdam, NL

1992
11/92 Tangents Jazz Gallery w/ Joe Malinga & South Africa Force Band; Lichtenstein, Switzerland
11/92 The Jazz Power Stichting w/ The Sean Burgin M.O.B.; Eindhoven, NL
11/92 The Bimhuis w/ Sunny Murray; Amsterdam, NL
11/92 The Bimhuis w/Archie Shepp; Amsterdam, NL
10/92 The Alto Jazz CafÈ w/ The Patrick Sedoc Group; Amsterdam, NL
9/92 Vision Jazz Club w/ The Eddie Henderson Group; Manhattan, New York
7/92 The Masonic Shrine w/ Hugh Massakela; Oakland, CA
1/92 The National Choreographer’s Conference: Tribute to Katherine Dunham w/ Dimensions Dance Theater; Los Angeles, CA

1991
10/91 Koncepts Cultural Gallery w/ The Nova Ghost Sect*Tet; Oakland, CA
8/91 San Francisco Civic Center w/ The Nova Ghost Sect*Tet, The San Francisco Philharmonic and Cab Calloway

1989
10/89 Davis Symphony Hall w/ Nancy Wilson and Dimensions Dance Theater; San Francisco, CA
8/89 The Nelson Mandela California Tour w/ Dimensions Dance Theater

1988
8/88 The First National Black Arts Festival w/ The Nova Ghost Sect*Tet and Dimensions Dance Theater; Atlanta, Georgia
7/88 The Jerish International Festival of Arts and Culture w/ The Nova Ghost Sect*Tet and Dimensions Dance Theater; Amman, Jordan

1987
8/87 The Visit of Pope Paul, U.S.A. Tour w/ Dimensions Dance Theater; San Francisco, CA