Man, I've heard most of your set [with zBug ], it was fuckin' brilliant! What you do on your bass [ NS Design CR6-string electric cello ] is amazing, ok it's amazing, REALLY amazing! Ah, so impressed... what your first song reminded me of was... [ Airto Moreira's Nativity featuring Jaco Pastorius ] of the greatest things I've ever heard in my life.
- Paul L. Wexler - producer, recording, mastering (Warner Bros. Records, Island Records, etc.)
Artist | Sonic Architect, Composer, Improviser | Endorsing Artist
I will be performing with zBug (trio/quartet), a new trio LKD (still nameless), and others in autumn and winter. Hope to see you about, in-person and unpixelated this season!
TUE, OCT 22: zBug (quartet) and Rent Romus' Lords of Outland | Starline Social Club, Oakland, California

zBug is a psychedelic jazz trio/quartet. Found in 2006 by David and features veteran musicians from the SFBA.

  • David Leikam – NS Design CR5-string bass / CR6-string cello, Moog synthesizer
  • Sheila Bosco – drums
  • Patrick Cress – saxophones, clarinets
  • Timothy Orr – drums, percussion

Saxophonist, composer Rent Romus started the Lords of Outland in 1994 a collective of like-minded musicians focusing on exploring improvisation, melody, noise, and sound art while acknowledging their jazz, rock, and blues roots. The group has developed original music ranging from unhinged free improvisation to thematic compositional suites inspired by abstract and socio-political poetry, science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

  • Collette McCaslin – trumpet, no-input pedal electronics
  • Philip Everett – drums, percussion, electronic autoharp
  • Ray Schaeffer – electric basses
  • Rent Romus – alto, soprano, c-melody saxophones, voice, electronics, toys

TUE, NOV 19: David Leikam (solo/duet) - Live Worldwide Broadcast | KZSU Stanford University, Stanford, California

  • David Leikam – NS Design CR5-string bass / CR6-string cello, Moog synthesizer

David Leikam is a San Francisco-based composer-performer and bandleader. 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.

OCT 26: Dust Lord Gets A Haircut, LKD Trio, Tri-Cornered Tent Show | House Concert, Sunnyvale, California
NOV 25: Sheldon Brown (solo), zBug (trio) - Oakland Freedom Jazz Society | Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California
DEC 8: zBug (trio) and TBD | Temescal Art Center, Oakland, California