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Bates Update Artist In Residence Edition
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Hello! Needless to say, is it a very incredible(!!!????) time to be a human being on planet earth? I really do hope that all of you are staying healthy and balanced during this situation. I have been overwhelmed at times, so … Read More

March into Music
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Is it really almost spring? Time is flying by so fast and the world seems to be getting even faster every day! I know I’ve touched on this topic before but it does seem to be a dominant feeling out … Read More

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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

Bates Update: Happy NEW Year from CB
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Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and girls. Welcome my friends to the show that never ends. In light of recent events I’d like to talk about duality for a minute. Two Parties. Love & Hate. Black & White. Cowboys & Indians. … Read More

Inventions and Dimensions trio
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I’m super excited to release my first ever digital only EP from my newest trio! Inventions & Dimensions – Wabi Sabi featuring 7 original compositions and the musical partnership of: Joe Strachan on piano and Matt Buckner on drums. Inventions … Read More

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