September is coming to a close in a couple of days. It’s been a great month! Just to recap I had awesome performances with Adrian Glynn + Fringe Percussion, the Ethos Collective, Tubes and Grooves, and a solo vibraphone performance for the grand re-opening of the Salina Cheng Music Academy.

As a teacher I was recently invited to join the faculty at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, which is really exciting. Working with young percussionists is very energetic and enjoyable!

Coming up in October 2014:
Thursday October 2, 2014 Alvaro Rojas 5tet at the China Cloud 9pm
Friday October 17, 2014 Ethos Collective at Vancouver New Music Festival
Saturday Ocotber 18, 2014 accompanying Smt. Neeraja Aptikar
Sunday October 19, 2014 Fringe Percussion at Vancouver New Music Festival
October 31, 2014 Plastic Acid Orchestra

I hope to see you at the show!

If you haven’t heard yet September 13th there is a serious collaboration happening with Adrian Glynn and Fringe Percussion. I’m really excited about this concert. I hope you can all see the show. Here’s a link for advance tickets, which are cheaper than tickets at the door and way more cool:

See you at the show!

Welcome September and Rain

September 2, 2014

Good afternoon everyone!
It’s going to be an amazing autumn season filled with opportunities to perform with Fringe Percussion (@FringePerc) and Ethos Collective (@ethoscollective).

I would like to recap my summer travels and happenings briefly. The Sidewalk Cellist and I shared the stage 4 times in June as part of her 3rd annual outdoor concert series. I performed an awesomely fun concert with Out In Harmony. Then I traveled to Bamfield, BC to play for Music By The Sea, which was amazing. If you’re not familiar with Bamfield check it out on google maps.

During the month of August I was invited to accompany my teacher Smt. Neeraja Aptikar. I got to sing as well as accompany her on Harmonium and Tabla. I had an awesome presentation of the new Alvaro Rojas Quintet featuring James Meger, Jon Patton, Omar Amlani, and Alvaro Rojas. To end the month I composed two sets of music for contrasting trios that featured Meredith Bates, Evan Bates, Doug Gorkoff, and Jeremy Price. This summer was truly a pleasure.

Onto September! The rain today reminds me that fall is coming, but I’m hoping for great sunny weather on September 13th and 14th. On September 13th Fringe Percussion is joining forces with guitarist/singer Adrian Glynn to perform at St. James Hall. The very next day September 14th Ethos Collective is performing a show entitled “On The Echoing Green” with soprano Camille Hesketh featuring a new work by composer Graham Flett at VanDusen Gardens.

The best way to stay tuned is by following me on twitter @TAVanCleave and

Best wishes for an awesome 2014-2015 concert season!