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Atlantis Quartet Livestream Concert
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Hello everyone! It’s been a good long while since I updated so I do hope this message finds you and your families, loved ones, and pets all in good health. Here we are approximately one year since the first Coronavirus … Read More

Bates Update FALL 2020
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Wow. It’s just wow. So many things have changed, and shifted, and generally gone askew that I will just say; Here we are. We’re still here. Getting up everyday and working on the work that needs to be worked on. … Read More

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The Spring of our Discontent
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Well all the snow melted. Then it came back. And Old Man Winter laughs as our feeble minds attempt to reconcile. Indeed discontentedness is prevalent in all aspects of our lives. American politics is a shit show and the polarization … Read More

Bates Update – January 2018
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Big things being planned and executed for this year! Very smart people are involved, the smartest! No sad music will be played, only the best! We’ll break down the walls. Trust the Bates! XOXO GIGANTIC DOUBLEHEADER to kick off 2018! … Read More

The (Tall) Tale(s) of the Tape – 2017 Year End Update
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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all of you! I can’t thank you enough for being here and supporting my efforts to bring you quality, homegrown original music with the various ensembles I’m involved in. It is truly humbling. … Read More

December Bates Update
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Well it’s finally arriving tonight – winter. We’ll see how long it lasts this year. Hopefully I’ll get some deep stuff out of my head and onto a hard drive or a piece of manuscript paper. After that then it … Read More

The November Novella
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Winter is coming and so are some exciting changes in Batesland. Greetings magnificent humans! It’s been a long while since I updated the old blog-a-roonie and I apologize for that. I sometimes get lost in living life and not caring … Read More

mid July 2017
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It’s happening so fast! Mid summer is here and cruising by toot suite. I hope you’ve all been enjoying this spectacular season! I have been quite busy gigging, teaching and hanging with many friends, and family too. TONIGHT!!! Atlantis Quartet plays at Icehouse starting … Read More

June, the Solstice and summer adventures
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Greetings everyone – The Bates Update continues to lurch and stumble along in its fragmented, sporadic pace. I get to it when I can as I find it hard to balance all my life activities with promoting myself. Anyway… Jazz … Read More

A quick note
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Music is awesome. Music is universal to all cultures. Music is a language that trancends our speaking. Music is the unifying force of our conciousness. Music is a healing force. Music is vibration unfolding in linear time. We are all … Read More

DeBates continues….
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Greetings fine people! Thank you to all who came out to the Red Planet with Bill Carrothers CD release event over the last two nights. It was spectacular to see everyone and truly an honor to make music with Dean, … Read More

Spring has sprung and the Bates Update moulders onward
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Ever so slowly I’ve been getting back towards feeling like writing updates and promoting myself again. It’s a challenge to keep up with my home life, play music at the highest level I can and do all the necessary upkeep … Read More

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