Canadian Music Week! What a blast! 

Wow - we had such a great time at Canadian Music Week 2016!

Thank you to Ryan, Patrick, and everyone at Nocturne - and of course the awesome bands.  We had such fun chatting in the green room (Dan from Glass Apple Bonzai, Tom, Jaimie, and Alia from Mangled Meat) and seeing incredible performances (Hologramme!  We love you!).

This just in: adding a [Video] page so you can see some snippets from our performances.
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Coming soon: Sheik Electrique! 

Release date in September 2014!

New Electronic World Fusion music featuring new tracks mixing organic ethnic elements with synth beats, sounds, glitches, and more.

Also, stay tuned: An exciting multi-city CD release event 12-14 September 2014

Cover Model: Amir Igor Rodin
Photography: Alex Doubovitsky
Graphics: Justin Minister

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New Toolkit Released! 

Available now!  My new "Instructor's Toolkit: Vol 2" featuring Rhumba & Saidi Rhythms in different tempos, including a progressive track with the tempo slowly increasing from 100bpm to 130bpm.  Great for teaching/practicing finger cymbals or complex isolation sequences & combos.

Available only from CDBaby as a full album download for $5.99US.
Check it out on CDBaby

 

"Played" Set to Release! 

Wow, it's been an interesting trip on this project.

But, graphics are finally done, details tied up, and we're set to release on 03March2014 exclusively on CDBaby!  I'll be releasing on iTunes & Amazon also in good time, and other digital distribution to follow.

Maybe closer to release I'll post about the inspiration for this CD - but suffice to say I truly got 'Played' (hence the title and the line notes).

FYI: Sign up for Email Announcement list and I'll send you the full CD free via file sharing service…

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Prep for Fifty Shades of FUsion 

Wow, what excitement.

I'll be playing music at MeZnoTik's "Fifty Shades of Fusion" in a few weeks.  I can never leave well enough alone, so I've been remixing my tracks for the show.  The after party will be at the bar downstairs of the hall in Bay City, MI on 25 January.

So, since it's going to be a 'mixed' crowd, I'm prepping more of my Shimmy House tracks, and remixing some of my older tunes from Shut Up & Shimmy.

Here's a complextro style remix of Cool Jirk:

New Site! 

So here I am creating yet another website focusing on my music.  As of January 2014, I will have been taking classes/working/teaching/performing in the field of Middle Eastern and related Dances for 20 years. Wow!

Some of my fans & friends are aware of this, but not everyone: dance was something that took off when I was making other plans.  At the time I started taking dance classes, I had just moved to Portland, OR where I was focusing on my music - a professional music program at PCC with Electronic…

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May5

Canadian Music Week at Nocturne

Nocturne, 550 Queen St West, Toronto, ON

Canadian Music Week returns for its 34th year but this is the first year that the Rhinestone Batboy has been invited by Nocturne to help curate three nights of music! We've put together three nights of killer music featurning amazing local talent and great touring talent for you to discover. Best of all, the cost is only $10 a night if you don't have a festival wristband! JMBZ Performs Thursday 05 May 2016 with improv tribal/fusion belly dance troupe The Serpentina North Ensemble 19 plus: 7:30pm Doors Bands start at 8pm sharp JMBZ with Serpentina North scheduled to go on about 10:00pm.Also appearing that night: Glass Apple Bonzai, Hologramme, EXE, Mangled Meat, Beat Market

$10

Jun27

Hip Hip Hooray Cabaret

The Round, 152A Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON

Calling out all SHIMMYNATION Toronto peeps!JMBZ is bringing the TEKKA TEKKA UNTZ - Darbuka & Lasers & Bass - OH MY! back to Hip Hip Hooray Cabaret, Toronto's only monthly belly dance and world fusion party at ROUND venue in Kensington Market, 4th Saturday of every month. DOORS AT 6:30PM. DANCERS GO ON AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, JUNE 27 FEATURING: The Lavish Project 2015, featuring dancers from across Canada (and one American!) ROUND Venue Doors 6:30pm Performances 7:30pm Dance Party 8pm $10 Featuring: - Performances from Toronto’s fav belly dancers and companies - Open dance floor - Finger cymbal and group improv jams! - Food and drinks from ROUND’s killer menu! JMBZ will have you groovin’ on the dance floor! Come see what’s new in Toronto belly dance, shake your booty, and catch up with friends! Ensuring plenty of time to boogie, Hip, Hip, Hooray! Cabaret highlights just four belly dance acts every month. Be the first to see emerging talent, be wowed by the city’s stars, chat with fellow dancers, network, dance, and party!

$10

132 Double Feature - Nosferatu & The Cabinet of Dr Caligari at Handlebar

Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON

  132 Productions brings to you two horror classics scored by two of Toronto's coolest acts June 6th at Handlebar. Nosferatu Movie scored by JMBZ The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari scored by Double EyelidAfter the films, DJ Dolston will be spinning goth and dark electro for the rest of the night! 8pm Door | First Movie at 8:30pm | $8 Cover | 19 PlusSponsored by Steves Music Store

$8

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