Dave Ballou and BeepHonk
The Windup

Now available from
Clean Feed Records!

Adam Hopkins-bass;
Anthony Pirog-guitar and effects;
Mike Kuhl-drums
Dave Ballou-trumpet

Welcome to the website of Trumpeter/Improviser

Dave Ballou

Upcoming performances:

The Mike Kuhl Trio

Every Tuesday- Mike Kuhl (drums) Jeff Reed (acoustic bass) Dave Ballou (trumpet) Bertha’s, Fells Point, Baltimore, MD 9:30 p.m.- midnight

Steve Olsen (drums), Jim McFalls (trombone) and Dave Ballou (trumpet)

Sunday, Sept 23, 7 PM An Die Musik, 409 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 

Devin Gray’s Dirigo Rataplan tour

Devin Gray (drums) Michael Formanek (acoustic bass) Ellery Eskelin (tenor sax) Dave Ballou (trumpet)

  • Oct 1 Brunswick, ME. Bowdoin College, Kanbar Auditorium
  • Oct 2 Durham NH, UNH
  • Oct 3 Augusta, ME UMA Jewett Hall
  • Oct 4 Portland, ME SPACE
  • Oct 5 New Haven, CT Firehouse 12
  • Oct 6 Baltimore, MD An Die Musik
  • Oct 7 Philadelphia, PA The October Revolution

The Music of Muhal Richard Abrams

Sunday, Oct 7 The October Revolution, Philadelphia, PA (Yes, I’m playing two sets that day)

Mario Pavone’s VERTICAL QUINTET

Mario Pavone (bass/compositions) Dave Ballou (trumpet/arrangements)  Tony Malaby (tenor and soprano sax) Peter McEachern (trombone) Michael Sarin (drums)

Sunday, Oct 14 Cafe Nine /  250 State street ( @ Crown ) New Haven , CT 06510 203 789-8281

Towson University Jazz Faculty Ensemble

Jason Rigby (sax) Jim McFalls (trombone) Dave Ballou (trumpet) Jeff Reed (bass) Frank Russo (drums) John Lee (guitar)

Sunday, Oct 28 3 PM Towson University, Center for the Arts, Recital Hall, Towson, MD

Mary Halvorson Octet Tour

  • Nov 3-4 Berlin Jazz Festival
  • Nov 6-7 Munich, Germany
  • Nov 8 Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 9 Bergen, Norway
  • Nov 10 Gdansk, Poland
  • Nov 11 Mantova, Italy
  • Nov 12 Venezia, Italy
  • Nov 13 Madrid, Spain

Devin Gray’s Dirigo Rataplan tour

Devin Gray (drums) Michael Formanek (acoustic bass) Ellery Eskelin (tenor sax) Dave Ballou (trumpet)

  • Dec 1 NYC- Greenwich House Muisc
  • Dec 4 Brooklyn, NY- Korzo
  • Dec 6 Ghent- SMAK
  • Dec7 London- VORTEX
  • Dec 8 Geneva- AMR
  • Dec 9 Geneva- Conservatory of Music
  • Dec 10 Zurich- Villa Irniger