Upcoming “Third Thursday” Gig

Our Third Thursdays program for December 21, 2023 will feature a multimedia project from trumpeter/clarinetist Matt Lavelle featuring his visual art and poetry, and dancer K.J. Holmes will perform with Dave Bryant (keyboards), Fred Williams (bass), and James Kamal Jones (drums).

Latest video from Third Thursdays

August 17, 2023: Dave Bryant, Charlie Kohlhase (alto saxophone), Gabriel Solomon (violin),
Eric Hofbauer (guitar), John Turner (bass), and Miki Matsuki (drums)



Released June 19, 2020
NIGHT VISITORS features Dave Bryant on keyboards with bassist Charnett Moffett and percussionist Gregg Bendian.

Visit Dave’s Bandcamp site to listen and support the artist!

Dave had support for NIGHT VISITORS from the Appalachian Springs Foundation. Read his statement of thanks and his plans for a trilogy of albums created (mostly) with other Ornette Coleman alumni.

From the Wulf‘s Music + Blog review: “… the former pianist of Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time group delivers with ‘Night Visitors’ an album in the tradition of Coleman’s compositional and improvisational methodology, Harmolodics. … Bryant and the three musicians improvise amazingly, adding influences from other music styles as rock, blues and beyond into the performances. … Very original and a great tribute to the music of Coleman, taking his concepts forward. Adventurous and a pleasure to listen to!”

From the Financial Times review: “…Pianist / composer / electronic musician Dave Bryant focuses on the harmolodic concepts of the late Ornette Coleman. The under-recorded Bryant played in Coleman’s projects for over a decade — he first met this album’s bassist Charnett Moffet touring with Coleman in 1996 — and has absorbed the flashfire themes, hi-octane interplay and rocking jazz pulse of the harmolodic approach. His latest release, Night Visitors, also a trio, finds Bryant adapting the Coleman aesthetic to an intensely personal ripple and rumble piano style… “Lime Pickle”, as fiery as the name suggests, is the album’s standout track, Coleman’s “Dee Dee” is covered, and drummer Gregg Bendian and bassist Moffet are powerful equal partners.”


The Garden of Equilibria CD cover
Dave Bryant portrait
Dave Bryant

Released in 2015, “The Garden of Equilibria” features ensemble performances and solo piano.

Personnel on the CD:
Dave Bryant – keyboards
Tom Hall – tenor saxophone
Neil Leonard – soprano and alto saxophones
Curt Newton – drums and percussion
Eric Rosenthal – drums and percussion
Jeff Song – cello
Jacob William – bass

Preview the tracks and buy the music at CD Baby or Amazon.

Read a great review of Garden of Equilibria by Dave Wayne on ALL ABOUT JAZZ.


Now available on Dave’s Bandcamp site!

1999 Accurate Records release featuring George Garzone and Bob Gullotti from The Fringe, John Turner and Chris Bowman from Shock Exchange, and engineered by Roger Nichols at Ornette Coleman’s Harmolodic Studios!

Read more about Dave Bryant here.