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Tom Amend

Tom Amend

Tom Amend

Tom Amend is an organist, pianist, composer, and arranger from Denver, Colorado. Tom performs throughout the Rocky Mountain Region in various settings as both a leader and a sideman. He has performed and or recorded with Colorado based artists: Gabriel Mervine, Taylor Scott, The Burroughs, Paul Romaine, Greg Gisbert, Steve Kovalcheck, among many others. Amend has also shared the stage with, Jeff Hamilton, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Julia Dollison, Joey DeFrancesco, Groove For Thought, Deborah Brown, John Fedchock, Louis Hayes, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan and others.

Tom’s compositions and arrangements have been performed by the Downbeat award winning UNC Jazz Lab Band One, Vocal Lab, Chris Potter, John Fedchock, and Joey DeFrancesco. His writing is featured on the April 2019 release, “Frontier Justice” featuring Steve Kovalcheck and Jeff Hamilton as well as his March 2021 Octet release, “Heliotrope” that features a host of Colorado’s finest.

Amend received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition at the University of Northern Colorado. Through his association with UNC, Tom has performed with nationally recognized UNC Lab I, UNC Vanguard Combo, and Vocal Lab. Tom is currently an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Northern Colorado and performs extensively as both a leader and a sideman.

The Tom Amend Octet debut release, “Heliotrope” is now available!

 

Tom Amend #RollWithIt

Tom and Patrick Atwater, #MovingTheMusic in June of 2015 on Rikki!

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Jeff Sweeney

Jeff Sweeney

Jeff Sweeney

Jeff Sweeney

Christian, Husband, Father also known as Mr. Betty.

Since 1995 the world of 9-5 has not been viable world for Jeff to live in, he has been chasing the entrepreneur life ever since.  He has started and operated a couple of small businesses, Fence Construction, Fire Mitigation and firewood, JSS Auctioneers and Mr. Betty’s Outdoor Man Grill!  

As the trails of the Rikki and Roada began to roll along and make the music, Doc Tim and I began to spend many hours discussing the operations and transportation of the Ladies to their gigs.  Being the first person to pedal Roada, fresh from the factory in the parking lot of American Family Furniture as I loaded her into her new home …. fast forward to…….. today as the preparation has started for Roada 2.0 there have been many trials and tribulations as this crazy idea has hist the streets to Move The Music!

I look forward to the future as the Ladies get new siblings and to see how the upgrades improve the opportunity for everyone to experience Move The Music as we spread smiles and foot tapping wherever they roll!

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The song we discussed: Herbie Hancock, Actual Proof

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Brad Colerick

Brad Colerick

Brad Colerick

LA-based Americana artist Brad Colerick’s songs seep into your heart with a single listen. His finely wrought, plainspoken lyrics find the poetry in everyday language. Billboard Magazine called him “one of a baker’s dozen of acts to watch in the folk community around the world.” He moved from his native Nebraska to Los Angeles in 1986 and built a successful career making music for commercials where he wrote and produced ditties recorded by such musical icons as BB King, Shawn Colvin, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, The Chi-Lites, and Johnny Cash. Colerick’s albums land firmly in the Americana wheelhouse with guest appearances by Suzy Bogguss, Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, April Verch, and Gabe Witcher.

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The song we discussed: Healer.  The Album: Nine Ten Thirty.

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Brad and Charlie White played on Rikki as her first guests in March 2015 as I pedalled them around a neighborhood in north Fort Collins.

 

 

Brad Colerick shows how to #RollwithIt

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Media-Making!

Media-Making!

Media-Making!

I have worked hard to assemble the technological solution behind my production.  The components I have assembled work and I have listed them for your reference.  I may earn commissions for purchases made through the links below.

Production Details for this episode:

 

Music: 

For TheRickshawLive.com

Amber Light by Shawn Williams,  Musicbed.com https://www.musicbed.com/invite/aqN2u

 

Main Inputs and Control:

Desk Mic:

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Samson CO2 Microphones (pr):

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Desk Microphone Arm:

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Dynamic Microphone:

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Overhead Microphone Arm:

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Desk Mic stand:

Gator https://amzn.to/3611mn3

Mixer:

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Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm

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Stedman Pop Filter:

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Headphones:

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Earphones:

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Processing: Garageband

Computer:

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Magic keyboard:

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Magic trackpad II:

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To be sure, there is quite a few small parts and cables needed to really make it work. I have listed my full kit at:

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Spencer Zweifel

Spencer Zweifel

Spencer Zweifel

Since forming his first jazz group at age 16, Spencer Zweifel has become a regular member of the Colorado music scene. An accomplished jazz pianist, Zweifel has performed professionally in a wide variety of genres, including gigs with the Brian Claxton Quintet, the funk-pop band Swerve, the Manabi Salsa Band, and the Burroughs. In 2018, Spencer was selected as a national finalist for both the Jacksonville Jazz Festival jazz piano competition and the American Jazz Piano competition. Spencer graduated in 2019 with a degree in jazz studies from the University of Northern Colorado and won ‘Best pop/rock soloist’ in the 2018 Downbeat Magazine student awards. Spencer is currently pursuing a Master’s in jazz studies at William Paterson University, where he has studied with Bill Charlap, Aaron Diehl, and Geoffrey Keezer.

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The song we discussed: Backwoods Fancy.  The album: Backwood Fancy.

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Spencer has played many gigs on TheRickshawLive stages – both Rikki and Rhoda.  I managed to capture some video of one of my favorites.

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