Avian Time Ensemble

plays jazz: straight ahead bop, bluesy and funky hard bop, bossa nova, and songbook era standards with occasional color outside the lines post-bop aesthetics. High energy with occasional catch your breath ballads. Monk, Miles Davis, Coltrane, Ellington, Gershwin, Porter, Jobim – the classics.

contact davidl.demaris@gmail.com for booking

Avian Time Ensemble formed in 2020 just in time to cancel their first gig on March 12 when the pandemic panic arrived in full force, resuming live performance in April 2022.
Our members have played Austin stages in groups including Alien Time Ensemble (played on KUT/KOOP, Austin Jazz Festival) , Bloody Mary Bebop (jazz), Djamberry Caravan (Django style swing), The Soul Impressions (soul), Swerve Left (rock/funk), Moats Float Aloft (ambient), Harold McMillan’s Jazz Experiment (jazz), Cosmic Intuition Orchestra (jazz), Bramaya (African drum dance corp)

Shawn Bohrer (drums), David DeMaris (piano), Nigel Jacobs (bass), Steve Wechsler (guitar)

A recent setlist:

1 – Night And Day
2 – Autumn Leaves
3 – The Jody Grind
4 – Let’s Cool One
5 – Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
6 – Solar
7 – I Love You
8 – Beatrice
9 – All The Things You Are
10 – My Funny Valentine
11 – Fly Me To The Moon
12 – Four
13 – Have You Met Miss Jones?
14 – In Walked Bud
15 – Meditation
16 – Mercy Mercy Mercy
17 – Impressions
18 – Caravan
19 – Solitude
20 – Corcovado
21 – One Note Samba