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The Santa Cruz White Album Ensemble
Other Projects

Many of the White Album Ensemble musicians are involved in various other musical projects, including:


Dale Ockerman Project
Check out WAE keyboardist Dale Ockerman’s solo project and his album A Peace of My Mind.

Harpin’ Jonny
WAE guitarist Ken Kraft often performs with this amazing harmonica player.

The Wild Magnolias
New Orleans Mardis Gras Indian tribe with whom White Album Ensemble keyboardist Dale Ockerman often performs, appearing at gigs such as World Beat music festivals and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Larry Hosford
Former bass player in Snail, and former member of E-Types, and Vejtables. White Album Ensemble guitarist, singer, and musical director Ken Kraft frequently plays with Hosford, whose second album, Crosswords, features George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Miller, Frank Reckard (of Emmy’s Hot Band), Leon Russell, and Ken himself.

Mighty Mike Schermer
A phenomenal blues/R&B guitarist and singer, Dale Ockerman performs with live, writes songs with, and did piano and Hammond B3 on his latest album. Schermer recently toured with Elvin Bishop,Maria Muldaur and Howard Tate. Mike and Dale backed up Santa cruz Bluesfesrtival headliners LEGENDS OF CHICAGO BLUES, featuring Pinetop Perkins, and Hubert Sumlin of Muddy Waters’, and Howling Wolf’s bands.

Moving Parts
Features both Richard Bryant (White Album Ensemble vocalist) and Dale Ockerman, along with Tom Ayres, Endre Tarczy and David Tucker. Funky rock, jams, Beatles, Steely Dan, Doobies tunes (including ones that Dale co-wrote), and originals. Often seen and heard in Monterey, Carmel, Santa Cruz and Mars.

Jerry Miller
Dale Ockerman and White Album Ensemble bassist Tiran Porter frequently play,and record with this internationally acclaimed guitar legend, whose new CD is being mixed right now. Formerly from Moby Grape, a major influence on Led Zeppelin (who did Moby Grape songs at their first rehearsal; Robert Plant has covered several Jerry Miller songs live, and on record) and the Doobie Brothers as well. Jerry Miller is a true pioneer of jazz-rock blues guitar at its finest.

Emrys Hanley
Santa Cruz-based singer songwriter whose CD is produced by Dale Ockerman. Amongst other stellar musical supporters, there are cameos from Tiran Porter, Richard Bryant, and Timb Harris from the White Album Ensemble, as well as Vince Black (Black Uhuru, Peter Tosh, Dub Syndicate), Barry Phillips, and Dale on Keys, Guitar, and arrangements. Often compared with Donovan or Cat Stevens, these are classic songs you’ve never heard before.

Former White Album Ensemble guitarist Jason Schimmel, and frequent WAE guest violinist/ trumpeter Timb Harris are founding members of this eclectic band.