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Welcome to my web site. Here you will find out about the various musical projects I am involved with.
Visit my ruminations and rambles page to find out what I am thinking about musically and see a few photos of recent and past gigs.  Check out the gig page to see where I am playing and with whom.  Don't forget to sign up for my e-mail list.  And click on the bookings page to find out how to book me and one of my projects.

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DAVID CHEVAN: the face of the bass

Baba David Coleman

Baba David Coleman, drummer, teacher, priest, and founding member of the Afro-Semitic Experience is suffering from stage IV cancer that has spread throughout his body.

He is being cared for by his family in Ohio. 

They don’t have the financial resources to cover his medical expenses or even his day-to-day expenses.  If you can help, your generosity will be greatly appreciated. Over the years many of you have been touched by Baba David's loving spirit and he has brought his love to so many around the world. This is truly his moment of need.

 Here is the link for the Go Fund Me page to support Baba David Coleman:




This past January 15, the Friday evening of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, thanks to some prerecording and a lot of planning, the Afro-Semitic Experience was able to virtually participate in seven different services and concerts.   If you go to our video page you can watch some of the many performances from that evening.

We also performed a livestream service that night for a consortium of five synagogues, including Temple Ner Tamid in Brookline, Massachusetts and Temple Beth David in Cheshire, Connecticut.  We were joined by our friend, Cantor Martin Levson, who led the service and the singing. Here’s a link to a recording of that service:

Here’s Mazel, a recent video that features the Nu Haven Kapelye.  This video was directed by Jay Miles and features members of the group. If you look very carefully, you’ll see me playing two different roles. For those who are curious, I played bass and I also wrote the arrangement.  If you like it, please tell your friends about this video!