Past Dates

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

North City Bistro
Gypsy Reeds at North City Bistro! - 7:00 - 9:30pm
Price: $10

Come join us! Saul Cline on Clarinet; Ernesto Pediangco on Percussion; Oleg Ruvinov on Tuba; John Sanders on Accordion! We're dusting off the original Gypsy Reeds charts and adding a few. It's been over a year since this group has played, and who knows when it may happen again! Don't miss it! Be sure to make reservations! All ages. $10 cover.

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Paul Miranda Trio with Jacqueline Tabor - 9:30pm - 1:30am
125 Boren Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Price: no cover

I get the pleasure of playing with Paul Miranda's trio while backing up the fabulous Jacqueline Tabor.  Come in for after hours eats and drinks.  We play until 1:30!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Sue Nixon & John Sanders vocal/accordion duo - 7:00 - 9:30
1520 NE 177th St
Shoreline, WA 98155
Price: no cover

Come out and hear everything from the Beatles to Joni Mitchell to Doris Day to Dean Martin to....  all stylized beautifully by Sue Nixon with yours truly accompanying on accordion.  It's our first show at North City Bistro.  Let's make it an event!

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Anubis Nights - 8:00pm
2255 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115
Price: no cover

Seattle world music at its finest!  With George Sadak on Egyptian Tabla, Ernesto Pediangco on Latin percussion, yours truly on accordion, some guy named Bob, and a belly dancer, you are guaranteed a great night of entertainment.  Join us!

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Accordion duo with Sue Nixon - 9-midnight
2043 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
Price: free

Back again with Sue doing everything from Ellington to Joni to Ronstadt to the Beatles.  The best eclectic accordion/voice duo in town!  Wait, the ONLY accordion/voice duo in town?

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Sue Nixon Quartet - 9-midnight
2043 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
Price: free

I get to back up the fabulous Sue Nixon with a couple of Seattle's finest.  No cover.  All ages.  Come say hi!

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Accordion duo with Sue Nixon - 9-midnight
2043 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
Price: free

Come and dig the original sounds of Sue and Sanders.  We go from Beatles through Joni, Astrud, Doris, etc.!  And all on the accordion to boot!

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Private Event
Private Event

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Sue Nixon - John Sanders duo - 9:00 to midnight
2043 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
Price: free

Vocalist Sue Nixon and I take jazz standards, vintage tangos, and contemporary pop music and turn them into something new in this voice/accordion duo.  The great menu and bar at Serafina only make it better.

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Private Event
Private Event

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Gypsy Reeds Duo w/Saul Cline - 9:00pm to midnight
2043 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
Price: free

Saul and I do our thing - taking every kind of music and playing it on the accordion and clarinet.  There are always new tunes added to the repertoire.  And the food and drinks at Serafina are great.  Check it out!!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Valentine's Day at Serafina! - 7:00 to 11:00pm
2043 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102

It will be a beautiful night with the lovely Sue Nixon on vocals and Geoff Cook on bass.  I'll be moving back and forth between piano and accordion featuring love songs from around the world.

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Private Event
Private Event

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Private Event
Private Event

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Flip and Fly Gypsy Jazz - 5:00 to 7:30pm
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206)838-4333
Price: free

I'm sitting in on accordion with these fabulous Gypsy Jazz swingers.  Uke, Accordion, Tuba, Brushes on the snare...can't go wrong.  Jonathan Rooke heads up this group.  If you haven't heard him play, you have my sympathy.

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Jon Hamar Double Bass Recital - 2:00 p.m.
20000 68th Ave. West
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Price: donations accepted for music scholarships

I'm not in this recital, but I'm going to be there!  You should too.  Jon is one of the finest bassists anywhere.

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

French Vocalist Danick - 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
2043 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
Price: no cover

If you missed the night before, I'm back at Serafina with my accordion accompanying the wonderful and lovely songwriter, guitarist and singer, Danick!  She'll present many of her originals as well as new twists on French classics and moderns.  A true "Voyage d'amour!"

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Sue Nixon/John Sanders duo - 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
2043 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
Price: no cover

Vocalist Sue Nixon and I take jazz standards, vintage tangos, and contemporary pop music and turn them into something new in this voice/accordion duo.  The great menu and bar at Serafina only make it better.

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

The Bog Hoppers!!!
110 South Horton
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 286-1312
Price: $15 21 and over /$5 for under 21

The Bog Hoppers open for the fantastic Abney Park.  Should be a great show all-around.  I know WE'RE going to rock.  Celtic Punk at its finest.

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Gypsy Reeds Duo - 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
2043 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
Price: no cover

Saul and I serve up our acoustic world jazz on clarinet and accordion in a great atmosphere with a great bar and a great menu.  Sound great?

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

The Bog Hoppers!!! - 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
208 St. Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-238-5359
Price: Not sure....cheap, though!

If you haven't heard The Bog Hoppers, it's time.  This is a rockin' Celtic punk extravaganza!  I play accordion along with my friends on bass, drums, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, guitar, and washboard!

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Private Event
Private Event

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Private Event
Private Event

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Private Event
Private Event

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Main Street Ale House
Eugenie Jones trio - 6:00-9:00 p.m.
11225 Hwy 104
Kingston, WA 98346
Price: $50

Anniversary Party and Fundraiser.  I've had the privilege of playing piano once before with Eugenie.  She's a fabulous songwriter and singer.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

New Year's Eve with Sue Nixon - 9:00pm
2043 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
Price: Free

Bring in the New Year in style with Sue Nixon on vocals and an all-star trio: yours truly on piano, Chuck Kistler on bass, and Garey Williams on drums.  Check out Sue's fabulous takes on the jazz standard.

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Gypsy Reeds Duo @ Serafina - 9:00pm to midnight
2043 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
Price: Free - all ages

Saul and I serve up our acoustic world jazz on clarinet and accordion in a great atmosphere with a great bar and a great menu.  Sound great?

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Swinging with The Javatown Swing Orchestra - 7:00pm
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Price: Free

I'm on piano with the great singer/trumpeter/educator, Jake Bergevin.  Come cut a rug (or linoleum) to the Javatown Swing Orchestra!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Gypsy Reeds Duo @ Edmonds Art Walk - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
201 4th Avenue North
Edmonds, WA 98020
Price: Free

This scaled down version of Gypsy Reeds covers a lot of ground as I accompany Saul Cline on the clarinet.  Studying the accordion has taken me all over the world musically and it shows when Saul and I get together.  Then you can stroll through Edmonds and see all the other galleries.

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Studio Seven - CANCELED

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Private Party
Private Party

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Private Party
Private Party

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Salsa with Mambo Cadillac - 9:30pm
1723 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-1515
Price: no cover

I'm playing piano with the best salsa cats in town.  Always a blast.  Come dance or just watch the top-notch salsa dancers at play!

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Christmas Tapestry with George Sadak and Friends - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
2255 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115
Price: Free

Egyptian Tabla artist George Sadak brings together an eclectic group of gypsies to give a world-music view of Christmas standards.  My lovely wife Dana will join us to sing and dance.

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Seattle Youth Symphony - 3:00pm
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
206/543-4880
Price: $20

My daughter Lilia has her first concert with the Seattle Youth Symphony - "Symphonette."  She's playing double bass.

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Jacqueline Tabor Quartet - 7:30pm
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Price: Free!

Come hear the swinging and grooving sounds of Jacqueline.  The dance floor is open!  Bring the kids!