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"The heavenly bodies are nothing but a continuous song for several voices (perceived by the intellect, not by the ear); a music which...sets landmarks in the immeasurable flow of time. It is therefore, no longer surprising that man, in imitation of his creator, has at last discovered the art of figured song, which was unknown to the ancients. Man wanted to reproduce the continuity of cosmic time...to obtain a sample test of the delight of the Divine Creator in His works, and to partake of his joy by making music in the imitation of God."

—Johannes Kepler, Harmonices Mundi

Table of Contents


Calendar

Location Date Time With/About
Birthday Concert for Mother Blues Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 7:00-9:00 p.m. with Camden Hunt
Global Village Market Saturday, November 6th, 2021 12:00-3:00 p.m. Stephen Houpt & Solvay Linde
UTD Physics Building Breezeway Friday, November 5th, 2021 7:30-9:30 p.m. Squirrelheads
Amsterdam Lift-off Film Festival October 2021 Streamed #81 Leaving Lauren by Demi Cartwright
FUMC Allen Sanctuary Saturday, July 31st, 2021 7:00-10:00 p.m. The Sound of Music
FUMC Allen Sanctuary Friday, July 30th, 2021 7:00-10:00 p.m. The Sound of Music
FUMC Allen Sanctuary Thursday, July 29th, 2021 7:00-10:00 p.m. The Sound of Music
FUMC Allen Sanctuary Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 7:00-10:00 p.m. The Sound of Music
NYLO Las Colinas Saturday, June 5th, 2021 1:30-3:30 p.m. Piano trio
Shebelle Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar Friday, June 4th, 2021 7:00-9:00 p.m. Addis
UTD Virtual Guitar Night Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 streamed Solo guitar
Guitar: My College Journey Friday, March 26th, 2021 7:00-8:00 p.m. Solo guitar
Virtual performance Sunday, March 21st, 2021 10:00-11:00 p.m. Mosaic Horns
Private event Thursday, February 4th, 2021 2:30-3:00 p.m. Solo guitar
Private concert Sunday, October 25th, 2020 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Chirag Gokani Trio featuring Solvay Linde
5826 Friday, September 18th, 2020 7:00-10:00 p.m. Fancy dinner #1
5822 Thursday, August 27th, 2020 7:00-9:00 p.m. Birthday party
Shebelle Ethiopian Cuisine and Bar Saturday, March 7th, 2020 7:00-9:00 p.m. Addis and friends
1418 Coffeehouse Saturday, February 29th, 2020 5:30-8:30 p.m. Colman Burks Trio
Soho Food & Jazz Friday, February 28th, 2020 8:30-11:30 p.m. Matthew Banks Quartet
University of Texas at Dallas Friday, February 28th, 2020 4:15-5:15 p.m. Private event
UTD Galaxy Rooms Friday, February 21st, 2020 7:00-10:30 p.m. UTD Contra Dance
Two Corks and a Bottle Friday, February 7th, 2020 8:00-11:00 p.m. Matthew Banks Quartet
St. Mark's Chapel Friday, February 7th, 2020 12:45 p.m. Stephen Houpt
Shebelle Ethiopian Cuisine and Bar Saturday, February 1st, 2020 7:00-9:00 p.m. Addis featuring Brianne Sargent
UTD Galaxy Rooms Friday, January 31st, 2020 7:00-10:30 p.m. UTD Contra Dance
Austin Street Homeless Shelter Thursday, January 30th, 2020 7:00-9:00 p.m. St. Mark's Blues Club
Sideways BBQ Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 8:00-11:00 p.m. Banks & Co.
NTTDS Contra Dance, 6202 Mockingbird Saturday, January 18th, 2020 7:30-10:00 p.m. The Squirrelheads
House of Blues Dallas Friday, January 17th, 2020 7:00-9:00 p.m. Banks & Co.
The Balcony Club Thursday, January 16th, 2020 6:00-9:30 p.m. Mark Lara Quartet
Private Event Saturday, January 11th, 2020 8:00-11:00 p.m. Sam Garner & John Cavalier
Poor David's Pub Friday, January 10th, 2020 8:15-11:00 p.m. Strictly Tablue (A Birthday Celebration)
The Free Man Monday, January 6th, 2020 7:00-10:00 p.m. C3 Big Band (CD Release Party)
Shebelle Ethiopian Cuisine and Bar Saturday, January 4th, 2020 7:00-9:00 p.m. Addis featuring Austin Zhang
Two Corks and a Bottle Friday, December 20th, 2019 8:00-11:00 p.m. Mark Scott Trio
Holiday Concert Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 2:00 & 6:00 p.m. Parkinson Voice Project
Shebelle Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar Saturday, December 7th, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m. Addis featuring Samir Rahi
Williamson Music 1st, 701 E Plano Pkwy #100 Saturday, December 7th, 2019 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Helbing Jazz Initiative Jam Session
Two Corks and a Bottle Friday, December 6th, 2019 8:00-11:00 p.m. Matthew Banks Quartet
Jonsson Performance Hall Thursday, November 21st, 2019 8:00-9:00 p.m. Piano recital (Colman Burks and Willie Wrinkle)
Ackerman Center Leadership Dinner Sunday, November 17th, 2019 5:30-6:30 p.m. Piano trio
NTTDS Contra Dance, 6202 Mockingbird Saturday, November 16th, 2019 7:30-10:00 p.m. The Squirrelheads
House of Blues Dallas Friday, November 15th, 2019 7:00-10:00 p.m. Banks & Co.
The Balcony Club Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 11:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Magga 4tet
Shebelle Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m. Addis featuring Alec Zieff
Global Village Market, 5835 Penrose Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 12:00-2:00 p.m. Stephen Houpt
Shebelle Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar Saturday, October 5th, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m. Addis featuring Aaron Stone
The Balcony Club Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 6:00-9:30 p.m. Greg Waits Jazz Refugees
The Wine Therapist Friday, September 27th, 2019 8:00-11:00 p.m. Stephen Houpt
Z Grill & Tap Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 7:00-10:00 p.m. Crosswinds Jazz Band
Sam Johnson Senior Center Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 7:00-9:15 p.m. Frisco Jazz Band
All Saints Catholic Church Saturday, September 21st, 2019 1:00-2:00 p.m. Crosswinds Jazz Band/Fall Festival
Checkered Past Winery Saturday, September 14th, 2019 8:30-11:00 p.m. Light on the Mountain CD Release Party
Shebelle Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar Saturday, September 7th, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m. Addis
Williamson Music 1st, 701 E Plano Pkwy #100 Saturday, September 7th, 2019 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Helbing Jazz Initiative Jam Session
Z Grill & Tap Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 7:00-10:00 p.m. Crosswinds Jazz Band
Opening Bell Coffee Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 7:30-8:00 p.m. Stephen Houpt, Dallas Songwriters Showcase
Private Event Sunday, August 4th, 2019 5:30-8:00 p.m. Mike Camerata & Friends
Williamson Music 1st, 701 E Plano Pkwy #100 Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Helbing Jazz Initiative Jam Session
Shebelle Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar Friday, August 2nd, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m. Addis: Old Favorites & Original Compositions
Z Grill & Tap Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 7:00-10:00 p.m. Crosswinds Jazz Band
Chili Line Brewing, Lamy, New Mexico Saturday, July 20th, 2019 3:00-6:00 p.m. solo bass
Santa Fe Oxygen & Healing Bar, New Mexico Friday, July 19th, 2019 8:30-10:30 p.m. solo bass
The Adobe Bar @ The Taos Inn, New Mexico Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 4:00-5:30 p.m. Stephen Houpt
Casa de Cultura, Valencia, Spain Saturday, July 6th, 2019 8:00 p.m. UTD-Gandía Guitar Ensemble
Killarney's Live Irish Pub Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 4:00-6:15 p.m. Frisco Jazz Band
First Baptist Richardson Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 9:30-11:00 a.m. Worship band
Private Event Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 10:45-11:45 a.m. Parkinson Voice Project
Shebelle Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar Friday, June 14th, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m. featuring Susan Hanlon
The Wine Therapist Sunday, June 9th, 2019 4:00-5:30 p.m. Stephen Houpt
Private event Saturday, June 8th, 2019 5:00-9:00 p.m. C3 Big Band
Private event Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 5:45-7:15 p.m. with Corey Breedlove and Kazunori Tanaka
Shebelle Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar Friday, May 31st, 2019 7:00-8:30 p.m. with friends
Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Thursday, May 30th, 2019 8:00-10:00 p.m. Crosswinds Jazz Band
El Dorado Retirement Home Thursday, May 30th, 2019 4:30-5:30 p.m. with Ben Wise
First Baptist Richardson Sunday, May 26th, 2019 9:30-11:00 a.m. Worship band
El Dorado Retirement Home Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 3:15-4:15 p.m. solo piano
Eisemann Center (Private Event) Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m. Mike Myers, Paul Lees, Spencer Kenney
Poor David's Pub Friday, May 17th, 2019 7:00-9:00 p.m. Strictly Tablue (Album Release Party)
El Dorado Retirement Home Thursday, May 16th, 2019 3:15-4:15 p.m. solo piano
First Baptist Richardson Sunday, May 12th, 2019 9:30-11:00 a.m. Worship band
Williamson Music 1st, 701 E Plano Pkwy #100 Saturday, May 4th, 2019 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Helbing Jazz Initiative Jam Session
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival Sunday, April 28th, 2019 1:00 p.m. Crosswinds Jazz Band
Z Grill & Tap Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 7:00-10:00 p.m. C3 Big Band
Austin Street Homeless Shelter Thursday, April 11th, 2019 6:00-7:30 p.m. St. Mark's Blues Club
Williamson Music 1st, 701 E Plano Pkwy #100 Saturday, April 6th, 2019 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Helbing Jazz Initiative Jam Session
The Prophet Bar Sunday, March 24th, 2019 8:45-9:45 p.m. Addis
Z Grill & Tap Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 7:00-10:00 p.m. C3 Big Band
Checkered Past Winery Friday, March 15th, 2019 8:30-11:30 p.m. Soul'd Out (Rodney McDonald)
Z Grill & Tap Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 7:00-10:00 p.m. Crosswinds Jazz Band
Free Man Cajun Café Sunday, February 24th, 2019 2:00-5:00 p.m. Crosswinds Jazz Band
Z Grill & Tap Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 7:00-10:00 p.m. C3 Big Band
NTTDS Contra Dance, 6202 Mockingbird Saturday, February 16th, 2019 7:30-10:00 p.m. The Squirrelheads
Williamson Music 1st, 701 E Plano Pkwy #100 Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Helbing Jazz Initiative Jam Session
The Wine Therapist (A Birthday Celebration) Friday, January 18th, 2019 8:30-11:30 p.m. Stephen Houpt & Strictly Tablue
Z Grill & Tap Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 7:00-10:00 p.m. C3 Big Band
Z Grill & Tap Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 7:00-10:00 p.m. Crosswinds Jazz Band
Austin Street Homeless Shelter Thursday, November 29th, 2018 6:00-7:00 p.m. St. Mark's Blues Club
St. Mark's Chapel (Upper School service) Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 10:30-11:00 a.m. Stephen Houpt
St. Mark's Chapel (Middle School service) Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 10:30-11:00 a.m. Stephen Houpt
Shebelle Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar Saturday, November 17th, 2018 7:30-9:00 p.m. Addis
The Wine Therapist Friday, November 16th, 2018 8:30-11:30 p.m. Stephen Houpt
University of Texas at Dallas (private event) Sunday, November 11th, 2018 5:00 p.m. Addis
Private event Sunday, November 4th, 2018 7:00-9:00 p.m. Mike Camerata, Jamie Ringholm
Global Village Market, 5835 Penrose Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 1:00-3:00 p.m. Stephen Houpt & Michelle Stroescu
The Wine Therapist Saturday, October 20th, 2018 8:30-11:30 p.m. Stephen Houpt
Austin Street Homeless Shelter Thursday, October 11th, 2018 6:00-7:00 p.m. St. Mark's Blues Club
Oak Creek Tennis Center (private event) Saturday, September 29th, 2018 3:00-4:00 p.m. Crosswinds Jazz Band
The Wine Therapist Friday, September 21st, 2018 8:30-11:30 p.m. Stephen Houpt
The Wine Therapist Friday, August 17th, 2018 8:30-11:30 p.m. Stephen Houpt
Dallas Athletic Country Club Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 10:00-11:00 a.m Stephen Houpt & Michelle Stroescu
The Wine Therapist Friday, June 22nd, 2018 8:30-11:30 p.m. Stephen Houpt & Michelle Stroescu

Recordings & Projects

Wicked Game

This is a cover of Chris Isaak's 1989 classic that features my friends.


The Beautiful Music of Yamuna Vora

In 1991, my mother recorded my grandmother, Yamuna Vora, singing several hours of devotional songs (bhajans). In 2015, I converted the surviving hour-long cassette to MP3 and presented this with my 10th grade family history paper. In 2021, thirty years after the original recording, my extended family helped me translate the bhajans from Gujarati to English. I hope this musical and spiritual treasure can be cherished for years to come.


Guitar: My College Journey

This is the page where I present my Collegium V Honors Capstone project, a requirement to graduate with honors at UT Dallas. The project was completed in the spring 2021 semester under the direction of Dr. Enric Madriguera, Russell Cleveland Professor in Guitar Studies. This serves as an easy, self-contained way for me to share my project with my family and friends.


Ode to Friends

This is an ongoing creative project that celebrates my incredible friends. It combines physics, music, and philosophy. My friend Solvay Linde enhanced the project by adding a visual art component. The sounds and sights on this page continue to help me process the lives of those dear to me.


Orphan Girl

This is a cover of a Gillian Welch song that features my friends.


Transcription of "Forgotten Love"

This composition by Jaco Pastorius has baffled me since high school. I finally hashed it out in Prof. Kelly Durbin's MUSI 2319 Digital Music I class. Performed in Logic Pro.


Straight Eighths

Straight Eighths is the second studio album of original contemporary jazz by the C3 Big Band, led by Chris Clark and Michael Medrick. I play electric bass on tracks 4, 6, 7, and 8. The album features some of DFW's finest jazz musicians.


Guitar in Spain: 2019

I traveled to Spain in June-July 2019 to study classical guitar. It was a life-changing experience.


Albums with Stephen Houpt

I am honored to be featured on four studio albums by Stephen Houpt. Stephen's music is transcendent and inspiring. He is a world-class lap-style guitarist and is one of the most original and free musicians I have ever heard.


"Biji" (Sonny Rollins)

Addis, fall 2018, Audio Dallas recording studio
Aaron Stone - trumpet
Isaac Byrd - piano
Chirag Gokani - electric bass
Mike Camerata - congas
Colman Burks - drums



Videos


Contacts

Below are some musicians and artists I am fortunate to call friends.

Alec Zeff aleczeff.com
Andy Hudson andy98725.itch.io/base-wars
Austin Ali austinali.com
Austin Zhang austinzhang.org
Brian Mulholland brianmulholland.com
Camden Hunt camdenhuntmusic.com
Cameron Bossalini cameronbossalini.com
Chris Clark c3compositions.com
Collin Katz reverb.com/shop/texas-guitar-gear
Colman Burks colmanburks.wixsite.com/website
Daniel Byle danybyle.wixsite.com/daniel-byle
Demi Cartwright infocusbydemi.com/
Finn Vora instagram.com/finn_vora/
Joe Izen personal.utdallas.edu/~joe/
Jaymin Sanghavi The Signature Tunes Youtube Page
Michelle Stroescu modernmuse.net/home.html
Patrick Magee quantumfoundations.blogspot.com
Ramesh Vora hindifilmsongragas.blogspot.com
Russell Jackson russellbjackson.com/home.html
Sanjay Vora sanjayvora.com
Sergio Pamies sergiopamies.com
Shailen Parmar shailenparmar.com
Sherry Houpt sherryhoupt.com
Solvay Linde Website coming soon
Stephen Houpt stephenhoupt.com
Teni Fayiga tenifayiga.wixsite.com/fayiga-portfolio
Todd Mosby toddmosby.band/