In the NY Pause…

What a surreal few weeks it has been. I make my living performing and teaching in the greater New York area — something that is incredibly challenging during the global Coronavirus pandemic. We saw our household income cut by around 90% over the last week. As we all adjust to new ways of being together, I am exploring all the ways to bring in any income for my family, and many are listed below.

Patreon, Ko-fi, and SoundBetter are some of the newer platforms that allow creatives to market their services digitally. You can view the options below and see if any of them speak to you. I am also offering virtual private lesson packs. If you are in a position to help, any bit will help with rent, food, and other expenses. We will get through this by sticking together. Thank you for any help you can give!

Tim Peck / Dan Blake / Sinan Bakir

Join us tonight for the third concert in the Music Underground series at Rockwood Music Hall (stage 3). This movable monthly series will engage diverse musicians in engaging musical conversations. Come every month and see what happens!

$15 cover (http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1804245)

Tim Peck is an American composer and performer based in Brooklyn, NY, where he has been an in-demand collaborator with artists from all genres and disciplines. Tim has been a Fellow at prestigious international artists colonies, including Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France; the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia; and Willapa Bay Air in Oysterville, Washington. As a composer, Tim explores the contemporary conversational possibilities between genres. He has composed music for ensembles large and small. He was awarded the Periclean Award for his compositions for nine-piece jazz orchestra. Currently, Tim is finishing a set of twenty-four solo piano studies that explore contemporary harmonic concepts, polyrhythm, electronics, and motivic transformation for acoustic piano. Deeply sensitive to geography, Tim has traveled to many beautiful locations — including Abiquiu, New Mexico; Paris, France; Chefchaouen, Morocco — which are serving as inspiration for a forthcoming suite of small ensemble compositions. Tim completed his Master of Music degree in Modern American Music at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

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Saxophonist and composer Dan Blake has led a wide-ranging career that spans many genres and musical communities. His work has been commissioned by new music luminaries like Mivos Quartet, the Tri Centric Orchestra, and has received support from The Jerome Foundation, New Music USA and ASCAP. He also produces the annual Concert To Feed The Hungry, an event celebrating the struggle to end hunger and malnutrition in poor communities around the world. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from the City University of New York and is currently on faculty at the New School for Social Research, and the Conservatory at Brooklyn College.

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Turkish guitarist/composer Sinan Bakir is noted as a virtuoso player and a masterful composer by music critics and his peers. By the time he graduated from Hacettepe University with a degree in engineering he was granted a scholarship from the Hartford Conservatory and moved to United States. In his new found home the guitarist kept writing tunes, attending sessions,and playing regular gigs & music festivals. His all original debut album “On My Way” (2009) with bassist Thomson Kneeland and drummer Mark Ferber, followed by a quartet recording titled “Tales and Stories”(2012) with pianist Warren Byrd. While”All About Jazz” describing Bakir’s sophomore record “Tales&Stories” as an album full of creative music with a genuinely original flavor, “Jazziz” magazine calls the album a “pleasure packed minor masterpiece”. “Sound Waves” magazine recognizes Bakir as a highly polished guitarist, too diverse for a single label, while describing his guitar work from subtle, soothing shades of minimalist melodies to blistering, finessed and impossibly fast runs. While maintaining a busy teaching schedule Sinan continues to perform in diverse settings from solo recitals to trio concerts as well as many other musical situations.

Tim Peck / Robin Rhodes

Join us for the second concert of the Music Underground series at Rockwood Music Hall (stage 3). This movable monthly series will engage diverse musicians in engaging musical conversations. Come every month and see what happens!

$15 cover (http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1804244)


Tim Peck is an American composer and performer based in Brooklyn, NY, where he has been an in-demand collaborator with artists from all genres and disciplines. Tim has been a Fellow at prestigious international artists colonies, including Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France; the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia; and Willapa Bay Air in Oysterville, Washington. As a composer, Tim explores the contemporary conversational possibilities between genres. He has composed music for ensembles large and small. He was awarded the Periclean Award for his compositions for nine-piece jazz orchestra. Currently, Tim is finishing a set of twenty-four solo piano studies that explore contemporary harmonic concepts, polyrhythm, electronics, and motivic transformation for acoustic piano. Deeply sensitive to geography, Tim has traveled to many beautiful locations — including Abiquiu, New Mexico; Paris, France; Chefchaouen, Morocco — which are serving as inspiration for a forthcoming suite of small ensemble compositions. Tim completed his Master of Music degree in Modern American Music at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.



Robin Rhodes is a bassist and educator committed to dynamic projects that use the arts to bring people together. Robin is active in the Baltimore/DC area and performs and teaches in many styles including Contemporary Classical, Jazz, Indie, and Free Improvisation.

Robin holds a Masters’ degree in Modern American Music from Longy School of Music of Bard College and a Bachelor of Music from Shenandoah Conservatory. He is grateful to his teachers Donovan Stokes, Pascale Delache-Feldman, John Lockwood, and Kevin Pace.