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April 11-14, 2016
Ashland & Medford, Oregon

Monday, April 11
Caballito Negro leads 2 workshops in schools in Southern Oregon.
Morning session TBA
2:30pm St. Mary’s School – Medford, Oregon

Thursday, April 14, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University
Caballito Negro presents its geo-poetic, multi-media tour program, Songlines, at SOU’s Schneider Museum of Art.

Limited admission available. For reservations, email or call the Britt Education line at 541-690-3852.

Visit the Caballito Negro website also for more info.

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Songlines (2016)
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Songlines is Caballito Negro’s first recording, an EP released (via CDBaby) in conjunction with its Pacific Northwest Tour and Britt Music & Arts Festival Residency in Spring 2016. The EP is a recording of three compositions from Caballito Negro’s touring concert program: David P. Jones’ Music For South Africa, William Kraft’s Encounters XVI and This Is Like Jazz! by Ivan Trevino.

Preview and/or purchase at the link below, or through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and all major music online retailers. (For best sound – listen with good headphones/speakers with full bass sound.)

Video of our performance of our collaborative work, Penumbra, in Montreal at the 2015 Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – 1:30pm and 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University

I am excited to co-present Chicago’s wonderful percussion quartet, Third Coast Percussion. Co-presented by Britt Festivals Education and Engagement, Third Coast will visit schools in Southern Oregon and present a master class and concert at SOU.

Hailed by The New Yorker as “vibrant” and “superb,” Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, delivering exciting performances for audiences of all kinds. Formed in 2005, Third Coast Percussion has developed an international reputation with concerts and recordings of inspiring energy and subtle nuance.

These “hard-grooving” musicians (New York Times) have become known for ground-breaking collaborations across a wide range of disciplines, including concerts and residency projects with engineers at the University of Notre Dame, architects at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, astronomers at the Adler Planetarium, and more. The ensemble enhances the performances it offers with cutting edge new media, including free iPhone and iPad apps that allow audience members to create their own musical performances and take a deeper look at the music performed by Third Coast Percussion.

Master Class @ SOU – 1:30-3:30pm – Music Recital Hall

Concert “Points of Contact” @ SOU – 7:3pm – Music Recital Hall

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Friday-Sunday, April 1-3, 2016
Eugene, Oregon
University of Oregon

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles will perform at the 31st annual Northwest Percussion Festival, hosted at the University of Oregon by Pius Cheung and Sean Wagoner. The event will feature ensembles from throughout the Northwest, guest artist Victor Mendoza, and performances by the directors. Our performances will be as follows:

Saturday, April 2, 8pm
NWPF Directors Recital
Caballito Negro will perform Ivan Trevino’s This Is Like Jazz! for contrabass flute, marimba, and spoken word
Bryan Jeffs will perform

Sunday, April 3, 2pm
Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles directed by Bryan Jeffs perform:
David Lang’s the so-called laws of nature, part 2
Amadeo Roldán’s Ritmica No. 5 and No. 6
Owen Clayton Condon’s Fractalia
Aurél Holló’s José / beFORe JOHN5
Austin Wrinkle’s Wart Hog #3
Bryan Jeffs’ The Shady Lady and the Rebel Frog, featuring Tessa Brinckman, piccolo
Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, arr. Bryan Jeffs

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles will present a concert of works prepared by Bryan Jeffs, Vanessa Tomlinson, and Erik Griswold during my Winter 2016 sabbatical. The concert will feature the following works:

Fractalia – Owen Condon
In the Dream – Erik Griswold
José / beFORe JOHN5 – Aurél Hollo
Patter – Robert Honstein
Midnight by the Rogue – Bryan Jeffs (Premiere)
Ritmicas 5 & 6 – Amadeo Roldán
Static – Vanessa Tomlinson
Wart Hog #3 – Austin Wrinkle
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Daft Punk (arr. Bryan Jeffs)

Photo: Greg Eliason

Photo: Greg Eliason

Friday, March 11, 11am
Tuscon, Arizona
University of Arizona Percussion Studio

I’m honored to have been invited by Dr. Norman Weinberg to give a master class as part of his innovative “Distant Drumming” series at the University of Arizona. Through Skype, I will work with students there and coach them on pieces they are performing. Thanks to Zildjian and Vic Firth who co-sponsor this series!

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Pacific Northwest

Caballito Negro will be touring its geo-poetic program, “Songlines”, with performances, workshops and masterclasses in Oregon and Washington.


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Grand Forks, North Dakota;  Fergus Falls, Minnesota; & Traverse City, Michigan

Caballito Negro has been invited to join master musician Ronnie Malley on the upcoming Caravanserai: American Voices Tour, sponsored by Arts Midwest and funded by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

After a third rehearsal phase in Chicago January 15-16, the trio begins a three week residency tour on January 17, ending February 6, 2016 in collaboration with Zeshan Bagewadi and three other fabulous musicians – Tyler Berg, drums; Alec Lehrman, guitar; and Garrett McGinn, bass. The musical ensembles will collaborate also as a septet, performing original and traditional global-fusion music, with Ronnie Malley performing on oud, guitar, vocals; Tessa Brinckman on flute, keyboards, vocals; and Terry Longshore on tabla, cajón, dumbek, bendir, Handsonic, and vocals.

Residencies are as follows (click on each for more info):

Grand Forks Saturday, January 23 at 7PM at Red River High School

Fergus Falls, MNSaturday, January 30 at 7:30 PM at Fergus Falls Center for the Arts Midwest

Traverse City, MISaturday, February 6 at 8:00 PM at Dennos Museum Center

PC190777Thanks to all who made it a fantastic sold-out show at Paschal Winery last Sunday! It was great fun to perform with Ian Scionti – he is such a fabulous musician! We performed music from his album “Campo Abierto” as well as Wayne Shorter’s “Infant Eyes” and a crazy bulerías version of Shorter’s “Wildflower”. Ian is based in Sevilla, Spain, and it was great to have him in Ashland for the holidays!

A huge thanks to Grant Ruiz and the Jefferson Classical Guitar Society, Ed Dunsavage and the Siskiyou Music Project, and Paschal Winery for sponsoring this event! And to Les Stansell for providing one of his beautiful guitars for Ian!

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Caballito Negro gave the premiere of Ivan Trevino’s “This Is Like Jazz” at the Festival of New American Music at Sacramento State University last week. A huge thanks to Ivan for a  beautiful piece – we just love it. We also premiered our own “That Which Colors the Soul” – big thanks to Dan Kennedy and Keith Bohm for hosting us there. We had a great time with the percussion students as well – thanks to Yamaha, Zildjian, Vic Firth, Remo, and Black Swamp for sponsoring our workshop with them!

Workshop with Sac State students

With both of my teachers from Sac State – Dan Kennedy and Ron Holloway. So special to have both of them there!

I just returned from San Antonio and PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention). What an incredible convention! It’s always great to connect with old friends and new.


Congratulations to SOU Master’s student Jordan Curcuruto for her awesome performance with the PASIC International All-Star Percussion Ensemble! What a great new idea from PAS and an incredible performance by the ensemble directed by Michael Burritt. Congratulations to SOU MM alumnus Colin Malloy for his brilliant performance of Thierry De Mey’s “Silence Must Be” – bravo! Also congratulations to SOU alum Joe Perez for his technology presentation on his arrangement of Steve Reich’s “Electric Counterpoint”.  I’m so proud of all of you!

And, now we hit the ground running to present our concert this Friday – the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles present “All the World’s a Drum”. We will premiere two new works by Bryan Jeffs:

  • Three Movements for Recital Hall – this piece utilizes our Music Recital Hall as the instrument – curtains, doors, stage floor, etc. come alive as the audience is surrounded by sound and movement.
  • The Shady Lady and the Rebel Frog – the latest installment in Bryan’s brilliant Rebel Frog series. Flutist Tessa Brinckman joins us as the “Shady Lady” in this exciting piece performed by the entire ensemble.
  • Also featuring works, many theatrical in nature, by Erik Griswold, Mauricio Kagel, John Cage, Ivan Trevino, and more. Join us!

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Sunday, December 20, 2015, 7pm
Talent, Oregon
Paschal Winery

Click here to buy tickets

Ian Scionti, an Ashland-born musician, will be returning to give a flamenco guitar concert at Paschal Winery accompanied by Terry Longshore, Director of Percussion Studies at Southern Oregon University. They will be performing material from Scionti’s debut album Campo Abierto, released in summer 2015 by the Spanish jazz label Blue Asteroid Records. Scionti’s music mixes elements of jazz with traditional flamenco styles, constantly exploring the aesthetic union between the two and blending innovative arrangements with improvisation. After studying jazz guitar in SF and NYC, Scionti moved to Seville, Spain where he has lived for over a decade, performing both locally and across Europe with different projects ranging from flamenco-jazz to fado, manouche and choro. Longshore, a percussionist specializing in contemporary music and flamenco, is an active performer, composer, and educator. He has studied and performed on five continents, including performances this year in Australia and Montreal.

Click here to visit Ian’s website

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Friday, November 20, 2015, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles, under the direction of Terry Longshore, present “All the World’s a Drum”, an evening of theatrical percussion music.

Featured works:

  • The Shady Lady and the Rebel Frog – Bryan Jeffs (world premiere), featuring Tessa Brinckman, flutist, as the Shady Lady
  • Strings Attached – Erik Griswold
  • the so-called laws of nature (part 2) – David Lang
  • Rrrrrr… – Mauricio Kagel
  • Three Movements for Recital Hall – Bryan Jeffs (world premiere)
  • Third Construction – John Cage
    and more to come….

joe:tylerWednesday, October 28, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall – Oregon Center for the Arts

Back from a recent tour in Brazil, percussion duo Percussion Solutions (Tyler Willoughby and Joseph Howe) will present a concert on October 28th at 7:30pm in the Music Recital Hall at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. They will perform works by Mark Applebaum, Tomasz Golinski, Ivan Trevino, and a world premiere of “Whiskey Variations” for percussion duo and narrator by Southern Oregon University’s own Bryan Jeffs. Special guests will be Bryan Jeffs and Terry Longshore. Admission is free.

Photo: Hayden Teachout

Photo: Hayden Teachout

Thursday, October 22, 4:00pm
Ashland, Oregon
Mountain Meadows Community

Members of the Southern Oregon University Percussion Studio will present a recital of marimba music at the Mountain Meadows Retirement Community. Repertoire will include:

  • Luminosity – Tomasz Golinsky
  • Der Wanderer – Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic
  • Homage to KJ – Gene Koshinski
  • Time – Minoru Miki
  • Rhythm Song – Paul Smadbeck
  • Reflections on the Nature of Water – Jacob Druckman
  • Rosebush – Brett E.E. Paschal
  • In a Landscape – John Cage
  • 2+1 – Ivan Trevino

caballito negroNovember 6-7, 2015
Sacramento, CA
Festival of New American Music

Caballito Negro will be in Residence at the Festival of New American Music, held at the School of Music at Sacramento State University – my alma mater! I’m excited to perform there and visit the school!

We will give an in-class performance at Sac State on Friday morning, November 6 and a percussion workshop with Dan Kennedy and his students at noon. Thanks Dan and to Yamaha, Zildjian, Vic Firth, and Remo for sponsoring my workshop there!

The Opening Gala performance in the CSUS Music Recital Hall on Friday, November 6, 2015 will feature Caballito Negro’s performances of:

  • Encounters XVI – William Kraft
  • “Ububele” from Music for South Africa – David P. Jones
  • This Is Like Jazz! – Ivan Trevino (world premiere)

A full concert by Caballito Negro will be presented the following night (Saturday, November 7, at 8pm and will feature the following:

  • Encounters XVI – William Kraft
  • Braided River Nights – Howard Hersh
  • Music for South Africa – David P. Jones
  • The Metaphysics of Notation – Mark Applebaum
  • This Is Like Jazz! – Ivan Trevino
  • That Which Colors the Soul – Tessa Brinckman & Terry Longshore (world premiere)

safe_imageNovember 11-14
San Antonio, TX
Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)

I will be adjudicating the Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Solo Competition 2015 – looking forward to hearing some fantastic performances!

I will also be working with the New Music & Research Committee – great work that I enjoy every year!

Congratulations to one current and two former students of mine who will be presenting and/or performing at PASIC this year:

  • Jordan Curcuruto – 2015 PASIC All-Star International Percussion Ensemble
  • Colin Malloy – Focus Day Performance of Thierry De Mey’s Silence Must Be
  • Joseph Perez – Lecture Presentation: “Creating Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint: Artistic Arranging, Editing and Mixing using Logic Pro”

Friday, October 2, 6:45pm
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show

elena-villaA fiery night of flamenco music and dance featuring Ashland’s Dúo Flamenco (Grant Ruiz, guitar & vocals; Terry Longshore, percussion & vocals), Corvallis-based guitarist Berto Boyd, and Portland-based dancer Elena Villa.


duo-flamencoTraditional and modern flamenco will be featured in this dynamic program. Free


DonlonTuesday, September 29 & October 1, 8pm
Ashland, Oregon
Lunacy Theatre Festival – Southern Oregon University

As part of the second annual Lunacy Theatre Festival, I will be creating music for James Donlon‘s one-man show, Truck Dog. I am thrilled to be working with James again, a celebrated master teacher and performer whose talents include movement, mime, and clowning. This show promises to be an adventure!

Buy Tickets Here

penumbraSaturday, September 19, 7:30pm
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Transplanted Roots 2015 Percussion Research Symposium

Selected to be presented at the Transplanted Roots 2015 Percussion Research Symposium, Penumbra is an interdisciplinary composition for solo percussionist/performer, interactive video projections, and electronic music created by David Bithell and Terry Longshore. With visual inspiration drawn from traditional and contemporary shadow play practices combined with the iconography of percussion performance, Penumbra focuses on the human form situated in a technologically saturated atmosphere. Penumbra explores the gestural implications of percussion performance, as well as the audience’s expectations about how physical gestures and percussion manifest in sound and image.

Saturday, August 29, 3:30pm
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Master Class with the Percussion Studio of the Australian National Academy of Music

A huge thanks to Peter Neville of ANAM for inviting me to present a master class while in Australia. Looking forward to hearing the students play and visiting Melbourne!

erik-terry-vanessaWednesday, August 26, 6pm
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and Clocked Out presents New Music of the Pacific Rim

As part of my 2-week residency at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, I will perform with Clocked Out – my dear friends Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson! We will perform music by Erik, Clocked Out, John Cage, and two of my own compositions – including the world premiere of Kangaroopak Sardha, a piece I composed for Vanessa’s students at QCGU.

Special thanks to the Oregon Arts Commission, which supported my residency with a Career Opportunity Grant. Also to QCGU and Yamaha Percussion, Zildjian, Vic Firth, and Remo for supporting my master classes there!

“Clocked Out duo teams up with a very special international guest – Oregon percussionist Terry Longshore, to present new compositions and collaborations. Terry Longshore, Percussion: Clocked Out Duo – Erik Griswold, prepared piano, Vanessa Tomlinson, percussion.”

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Mark Applebaum – 30 (2015)
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The complete recording of Mark Applebaum’s 30, three intersecting, ten-minute long pieces that can be played separately or simultaneously:

The First Decade (for percussion solo)
The Second Decade (for percussion quartet)
The Third Decade (for percussion septet)

This recording presents all seven of the possible combinations performed by Terry Longshore, soloist; the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, quartet and septet; and conducted by Bryan Jeffs.

Check out audio at the Innova website:

electric-rebel-poetrySouthern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles
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Featuring six premiere recordings by the SOU Percussion Ensembles, Terry Longshore, director. The CD features:

The Rebel Frog Goes Dancing – Bryan Jeffs
30 – Mark Applebaum
(De/Con)struction in Steel and Electricity – Colin Malloy
Yume no Wa – Hikaru Sawai – arr. Colin Malloy
The Third Decade – Mark Applebaum
Sex, Drugs, and Poetry – Jeff Richmond

CD artwork by Greg Martin

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sou-percussion-ensemble-laugh-webFriday, June 5, 3pm
Ashland, Oregon
Lithia Park

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble will give its final performance of the year as part of the Oregon Fringe Festival in Ashland’s beautiful Lithia Park. We will present John Luther Adams’ outdoor epic environmental percussion work, Inuksuit. The performance will last until about 4:15 and will take place between the band shell and the entrance to the park. Come wander, roam, sit, or listen however you feel compelled.

Wednesday, June 3, 6:45pm
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show

The Southern Oregon University Graduate Percussion Group will perform for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Green Show, a free outdoor concert! We will present the following repertoire:

John Cage – Third Construction
Eric Whitacre – Lux Aurumque
Gavin Bryars – One Last Bar, Then Joe Can Sing
Steve Reich – Music for Pieces of Wood (arranged for drum set duet)

This will likely be the final performance with the group’s founding members – Jeffrey Kolega, Colin Malloy, and Tyler Willoughby – who all graduate this June. Come out and bid them a fond farewell and thanks for their amazing work the last two years!

April was an incredible month of music! Southern Oregon University hosted the 30th anniversary of the Northwest Percussion Festival – what an amazing weekend! I was so proud of all of our students – their performances, energy and professionalism hosting the entire weekend. Here are some highlights (thanks to Larry Chamberlain of Yamaha for the great pics!):

Conducting George Antheil’s Ballet Mécanique

The concentration! – The SOU Percussion Ensemble jammin!

Guest artist Steven Schick rocking Iannis Xenakis’ Rebonds:
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Bryan Jeffs and I performing John Bergamo’s Piru Bole:
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Dan Kennedy – what an honor for me to have two of my most influential teachers at the event!
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Then – the week after I got to perform with Lynn Vartan and the Southern Utah University Percussion Ensemble – an absolute blast working for a couple of days with these great students!

Lynn took me to see the unbelievable Zion National Park:

And then, some John Luther Adams with Kimberly Fitch and friends, and looking forward to May with more Timber, percussion music, and flamenco! Stay tuned!

duo-flamencoSaturday, May 30, 8pm
Portland, Oregon
La Peña Flamenca de Portland

Dúo Flamenco (Grant Ruiz & Terry Longshore) with the sublime Elena Villa at Portland’s monthly peña flamenca. We will present “homenaje” with homages to Federico Garcia Lorca, Paco de Lucia, and Triana.

Venue details:
Show 8pm, Doors 7:30pm
Café Artichoke
3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland 97214
$15 cash only at the Café
Seating is limited, to reserve your spot call Artichoke Music at: 503.232.8845


Friday, May 8
Grants Pass, Oregon
Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center

The SOU Percussion Ensembles will perform for the third annual Grants Pass High School World of Percussion Festival, directed by Evan Daggett. I will give a clinic at 5pm, and the performances will take place starting at 7pm and feature the Grants Pass High School and Middle School Ensembles, the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, and the Southern Oregon University Graduate Percussion Group. My clinic will be supported by Yamaha Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks & Mallets, and Remo Drumheads.

sou-gpg-jumpFriday, May 1, 8pm
Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University Schneider Museum of Art

The Southern Oregon University Graduate Percussion Group will present Michael Gordon’s minimalist masterpiece, “Timber”, for 6 amplified “simantras”, (planks of wood) which has been described as “a meditation on sound and rhythm, bringing the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level.”

This will be the second performance of a set we are giving this winter/spring. The performance follows Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk. The 3rd and final performance will be Tuesday, May 19, at 7:27:28pm at the Southern Oregon University Center for Sustainability. The performance is timed so the last note is sounded at sunset.