Flamenco Pacifico to perform music from their debut album in #Corvallis at the Majestic Theatre on Jan. 27/28th w special guest artists! This rare event is not to be missed!!! Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/2ht7mtM

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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Ashland, Oregon

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Terry Longshore, will record Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum’s Clicktrack, to be released on a forthcoming CD by the composer.

SOU Percussion Ensemble Steps Portrait web

Friday, December 2, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall

Stay tuned…it’s gonna be good!

November 9-12, 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana

I will be working with the New Music & Research Committee and looking forward to seeing friends and colleagues, taking in lots of amazing music, and connecting with prospective students.


Wednesday, October 26 – Saturday, October 29, 2016
Northern California Tour

Wednesday, October 26, 8:00pm
Gold Lion Arts
Sacramento, California

Friday, October 28, 8:00pm
Concert – Center for New Music
San Francisco, California

Saturday, October 29
2:00pm – Workshop & Master Class
7:30pm – Concert
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
CCRMA – Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

Other dates/locations TBA


Flute and percussion duo, Caballito Negro, (with special guest Left Edge Percussion) presents “Resist”, a diverse concert program utilizing six flutes, a truckload of percussion, spoken word, film and images. Resist is a passionate interplay of contemporary chamber groove and creative narratives, defining the word’s meaning and freight from surprising sources. Caballito Negro is also conducting workshops at schools such as Stanford University, offering a fresh look into how to make chamber music. The duo, flutist Tessa Brinckman and percussionist Terry Longshore, perform intercultural work, in a fearless, ecstatic blend of modern and traditional aesthetics. Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s poem, Canción de Jinete (1860), the duo collaborates with many prominent, innovative artists, creating contemporary music that pushes the flute and percussion repertoire to new heights, and always in the spirit of duende.

July 29-30 & August 20, 2016
Crater Lake, Oregon (July 29-30)
Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, Oregon (August 20)

On July 29 and 30, Britt will celebrate the unique majesty of Crater Lake when members of the Britt Orchestra and Music Director Teddy Abrams perform at the national park. Abrams will lead approximately 40 Britt Orchestra musicians in the performances, with the dramatic panorama of the lake as the setting. The musicians will perform a world premiere composition by New York-based composer Michael Gordon, commissioned by Britt and inspired by Crater Lake. Gordon has visited Crater Lake throughout the past year, to draw on the park for inspiration for his composition.

Joining the Britt Orchestra will be 10 percussionists I am coordinating from the SOU Percussion Ensemble.

We will also perform the work at the Britt Festival Pavilion on August 20. Left Edge Percussion will open the show at 6:45!

Visit Britt’s site here for more information.

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Thursday, August 11, 2:30pm
National Flute Association National Conference
Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, California

Caballito Negro are delighted to share excerpts of their Songlines program with flutists at the National Flute Association National Convention in San Diego. They will be performing This Is Like Jazz! by Ivan Trevino, and their own composition That Which Colors the Soul. Caballito Negro gratefully acknowledges Yamaha’s donation of a marimba for this concert.

Photo: Stephen Addington

Left Edge Percussion is a contemporary percussion group in residence at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University, led by artistic director Terry Longshore. The group tours and performs throughout the Northwest and actively collaborates on innovative projects with composers and artists of various media. The members of the group have been featured around the globe at prestigious festivals, competitions, conferences, and workshops and bring a diverse array of influences and collective energy to the ensemble.

Recent Left Edge Percussion performances include the Center for New Music in San Francisco, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, Gold Lion Arts in Sacramento, Northwest Percussion Festival (Ashland, Eugene, and Bellingham, WA), Britt Music & Arts Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Shows, Hipbone Studio in Portland, Ashland World Music Festival, the Oregon Fringe Festival, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), in addition to regular performances at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University.

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July 9, 3:30pm
Gypsy Caravan Stage – Oregon Country Fair
Venita, Oregon

Flamenco Pacifico will perform a fiery set of flamenco music and dance on the Gypsy Caravan Stage at the notorious Oregon Country Fair! Free admission with fair admission.

Flamenco Pacifico
June 9 & 12, 2016, 6:45pm
Ashland, Oregon

Flamenco Pacifico will present 2 performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show. Featuring an all-star lineup of flamenco performers including:

  • Berto Boyd – guitar (Corvallis)
  • Grant Ruiz – guitar and vocals (Ashland)
  • Elena Villa – dance (Portland)
  • Terry Longshore – percussion (Ashland)

All performances are free. Check back for classes in flamenco guitar and dance that will also take place this week.

Thursday, June 9 & Sunday, June 12 – 6:45-7:30pm
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show


The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Terry Longshore, will present an Ashland mini-tour of Steve Reich’s epic minimalist masterpiece, Drumming, at the following dates and locations:

Thursday, May 26, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Music Recital Hall
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University
More info here

Saturday, June 4, 6pm
Ashland, Oregon
Lithia Park Bandshell
More info here

Wednesday, June 8, 6:45pm
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show
(note this will be a slightly shortened version)
More info coming soon

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Friday, May 27, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Music Recital Hall
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University
More info here

I will join my colleague, Rhett Bender, on a faculty recital at SOU. Also featured will be our colleague, Alexander Tutunov, on piano. Check back for updates on repertoire.

SOU Percussion Ensemble Steps Portrait web
Tuesday, May 17, 2:00pm
Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University – Britt Hall Lawn

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble will premiere Colin Malloy’s Cascade at the Southern Oregon Arts & Research (SOAR) Conference 2016. Cascade is a piece for 3-channel audio and percussion ensemble, and was partially funded by a grant from the Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This eco-percussion work features field recordings from the monument and photographic musical scores created by Colin Malloy. The performance is free.

Sunday, May 15, 4pm EST

I am honored to have been invited by Casey Cangelosi to be a guest on his @ Percussion podcast co-hosted with Megan Arns, Laurel Black, and Benjamin Charles. It will be broadcast live and archived on the @ Percussion YouTube Channel, or can be listened to on the @ Percussion BlogSpot page.

Selection from Ashland, Oregon by Bryan Jeffs

May 9-14, 2016
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Fringe Festival 2016

I will be participating in 3 performances featuring 2 world premieres at the Oregon Fringe Festival 2016, a festival curated by students at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. The theme is “The New New” and emphasizes exploring new realities through artistic experiences.

Monday, May 9, 3:30pm
Schneider Museum of Art
Premiere of Bryan JeffsAshland, Oregon, commissioned by and performed with Adam Lion. Ashland, Oregon is a graphic score based on maps of iconic Southern Oregon locations.

Tuesday, May 10, 3:30pm
Southern Oregon University Campus – Stevenson Union Rock Circle

Performance of Erik Griswold’s Strings Attached by Left Edge Percussion.

Friday, May 13, 11:00am
Southern Oregon University Campus – Lawn between Britt Hall and SOU Bookstore

Premiere of Bryan JeffsCollective Resonance, for singing bowls and audience participation. Commissioned by the Oregon Fringe Festival.

Saturday, May 14, 6:30-9:00pm – ** Note Time & Location Change Due to Weather **
SOU Art Building and Meese Auditorium

Left Edge Percussion performs world premiere of Joseph Howe’s Shake it up! and Aurél Holló’s José / beFORe John5, as well as Erik Griswold’s In The Dream and Steve Reich’s Drumming Part 1 with sound-activated lighting designed by David Bithell and students.

Tour Poster
May 4-7, 2016

Left Edge Percussion will be on a short tour in Oregon from May 4-7. The students are all helping to plan and manage the tour which will include live music venues and educational outreach presentations at high schools. Check back for developing venue information:

Wednesday, May 4
Roseburg, Oregon
Roseburg High School

Thursday, May 5
Springfield, Oregon
Thurston High School

Friday, May 6
Sherwood, Oregon
Sherwood High School

Friday, May 6, 8:00 PM
Portland, Oregon
Hipbone Studio
A high-energy, mesmerizing full concert – free admission!

Repertoire for all performances will be drawn from:

  • Mark Applebaum – Catfish
  • John Cage – Third Construction
  • Joseph Howe – Shake It Up!
  • Thierry de Mey – Table Music
  • Erik Griswold – Strings Attached
  • Steve Reich – Drumming Part 1
  • Steve Reich – Music for Pieces of Wood
  • Steve Reich – Nagoya Marimbas
  • Aurél Holló – José / beFORe JOHN5
  • David Lang – the so-called laws of nature, part 3
Photo: Greg Eliason

Photo: Greg Eliason

Sunday, April 24
Seattle, Washington
Washington Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion
I’m looking forward to performing and giving a clinic/master class at the Washington PAS Day of Percussion! I am especially excited to give the premiere performance of Erik Griswold‘s Twos and Threes for solo prepared vibraphone. Erik and I started working on the piece in August while I was in Australia and it was completed in November. We just worked on it together in Ashland in January and it is so cool! I can’t wait to play it!

A huge thanks to Yamaha, Zildjian, Vic Firth, Remo, and Black Swamp for supporting my appearance, and to Melanie Voytovich and Larry Chamberlain of Yamaha.

Check back here for more information on the program, etc.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Grants Pass, Oregon
Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center

The SOU Percussion Ensembles will perform for the fourth annual Grants Pass High School World of Percussion Festival, directed by Evan Daggett. I will give a clinic and performances will start at 7pm and feature the Grants Pass High School and Middle School Percussion Ensembles, the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, and Left Edge Percussion. More info to come – check back!

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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 education@brittfest.org or call the Britt Education line at 541-690-3852.

Visit the Caballito Negro website also for more info.

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

SOU Percussion Ensemble Steps Portrait web
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

Perc 91 web
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!

Caballito Negro posterFebruary 17-29, 2016

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

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!

Percussion poster


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

Shady Lady & Rebel Frog web

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