About davidleikam

San Francisco-based creative arts composer, designer, improviser, producer, and bandleader of the industrial jazz unit zBug.

MAR 25+26: Road to Aacheron – An Original Oratorio by Rent Romus

I will be performing with Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood Ensemble and Cardew Choir along with film by Michael Mersereau on 25 Saturday and 26 Sunday, March in Berkeley, California for the project Road to Aacheron based on H.P. Lovecraft.

Hope to see you there and buy your tickets today/night!

Members Life’s Blood Ensemble

  • Joshua Marshall — tenor saxophone
  • Rent Romus — alto saxophone
  • Mark Clifford — vibraphone
  • Heikki Koskinen — e-trumpet
  • Timothy Orr — drums, percussion
  • Max Judelson — double bass
  • Safa Shokrai — double bass
  • Amber Lampert — oboe
  • Erika Oba — flute
  • CJ Borosque — percussion
  • David Leikam — Moog synthesizer

Members of Cardew Choir

  • Tom Bickley
  • Bob Marsh
  • Dean Santomieri
  • Eric Theise
  • Jaime Robles
  • David Samas

Today, Stand with Bandcamp in Support of Immigrants/Basic Human Values

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Like 98% of U.S. citizens (including the President), I am the descendant of immigrants—my great-grandparents came to America from Russia and Lithuania as teenagers and worked in sweatshops until they were able to afford to bring the rest of their families over. Most everyone you speak to in this country has a similar story to tell, because we are, in fact, a nation of immigrants, bound together by a shared belief in justice, equality, and the freedom to pursue a better life. In this context, last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States is not simply immoral, it violates the very spirit and foundation of America. [more]

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And so all day today (starting at 12:01am Pacific Time), for any purchase you make on Bandcamp, we will be donating 100% of our share of the proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union, who are working tirelessly to combat these discriminatory and unconstitutional actions.


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Eddie Gale – Spiritual Jazz | Concerts for Inner Peace

Will be with Eddie Gale this afternoon in San Jose and may sit-in on part of his Annual Concerts for Inner Peace in America and the World at First AME Zion Church, San Jose, California featuring …

  • 12PM African American Journey Exhibit
  • 1PM Special Sermon by Pastor Rev. Michael Henderson with First AME Zion Choir
  • 2:30PM Inner Peace Orchestra Performance
  • 4PM Meet and Greet, Open Discussion, Refreshments

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Smashing Pumpkins & delicateVIEWpoint(s) at Dawn

Listening to The Smashing Pumpkins’ studio albums chronologically and updating my equipment listings here this morning.

Also, working on album art for the next trio release featuring David Leikam, Joe Straub, and Pamela Z with the working title: delicateVIEWpoint(s).

Going to Burning Man 2017 in late August too.

Jazz Late Night Morning – John Coltrane

Doing some jazz research this morning, reviewing …


Into the evening …

Changed Ahead into 2017

In this month of December, I’ve been recovering and working on finding a new muse of sorts within my arts/music.

I’m composing/practicing regularly this month and my projects below are available for paid concert performances ahead.

  • Solo — $100 + expenses | Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.
  • DA5 — $500 + expenses | Electro-jazz quintet inspired by the sonic landscapes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Eddie Gale, and Wadada Leo Smith.
  • DaLu — $200 + expenses | An electronic techno-house duet project.
  • zBug — $400 + expenses | Industrial jazz unit that presents structured improvisational music sets, based on architecture.