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.)
David Leikam - Eddie Gale’s Inner Peace Orchestra / zBug & Rent Romus' Lords of Outland | San Jose & Oakland, California
Artist | Sonic Architect, Composer, Improviser | Endorsing Artist
SEP 21: Eddie Gale’s Inner Peace Orchestra - Concerts for Inner Peace in America and the World | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library , San Jose, California

Eddie Gale's Inner Peace Orchestra will perform his original music in celebration of International Day of Peace. All are welcome. This event is wheelchair accessible and free to the public.

Eddie Gale has recorded with Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Larry Young, and Elvin Jones, and performed with John Coltrane, Jackie McLean, Booker Ervin, and Illinois Jacquet.

OCT 22: zBug and Rent Romus' Lords of Outland | Starline Social Club , Oakland, California

  • 9PM 1st Set: zBug
  • 10PM 2nd Set: Rent Romus' Lords of Outland

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, synthesizers
  • Sheila Bosco - drums, keyboards
  • 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