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Doug Hirlinger

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Debut Album Release on 1K Recordings Available September 6

I’m excited to announce the total reboot of a project that's really important to me called Man From Nowhere, beginning with the release of Kora Song and Reconstructions on 1K Recordings on September 6. This release is digital for now with CD’s available at performances and the possiblity of vinyl in the future. Copies are available from the usual suspects or from bandcamp.

I’ve also been hard at work since April 2016 on the live rig for solo and duo performances which centers around drum triggers and pads interfaced with max/msp. Please join my mailing list or the Man From Nowhere mail list for upcoming performances and other announcements.

Short Bio

Doug Hirlinger is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and music educator. Originally from St. Louis, he has spent the last 20 plus years living in New York City and Philadelphia and enjoys being a part of both cities' musical landscapes. Doug has toured Europe and The United States and plays drum set and teaches frequently in Philly and NYC. A list of musicians from past and present which he has performed with include the likes of Luis Perdomo, Ben Gerstein, Philip Harper, Bootsie Barnes, Sid Simmons, Neil Podgurski, Gene Perla, Matt Mitchell, John Swana, Tim Motzer, Lucas Brown and Keisha Hutchins. He also makes music on his computer using acoustic and electronic instruments under the name Man From Nowhere.

Doug's early musical roots are in the African American tradition known as Jazz and in Hip Hop music of the 80's and 90's. His sonic obsessions are pattern, repetition, chance, meditation and sound, and the many many musics from Africa and it's diaspora. Doug loves to groove, believes rhythm is melody, and is a student of the music. He previously studied drum set with Mike Ehrhard, Ed Soph, Justin DiCioccio, John Riley, and Michael Carvin, and graduated from Manhattan School of Music in 1998.

Public Events

« Previous Events

Sept 1, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Jam Session w/ Victor North

9:30pm - 1:30am

Sept 3, 2016

The Vault || Yarley, PA

Mike Cemprola, Lucas Brown

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Sept 7, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown Trio

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Sept 9, 2016

Two Rivers || Easton, PA

Go Trio w/ Gene Perla, Sean Gough

8:30pm

Sept 10, 2016

Rockwood Music Hall || NYC

Matt Davis' Aerial Photograph

10:00pm

Sept 11, 2016

Birdland || NYC

Joe Alterman Trio

6:00pm

Sept 12, 2016

Time || Philadelphia

Ben Karp, Justin Sekelewski

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Sept 14, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown Trio

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Sept 15, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Jam Session w/ Victor North

9:30pm - 1:30am

Sept 22, 2016

55 Bar || NYC

Nate Birkey

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Sept 25, 2016

Penn Taproom || Doylestown, PA

Jam Session w/Larry Tamanini

7:00pm

Sept 29, 2016

Paris Bistro || Philadelphia

Phyllis Chapell

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Oct 5, 2016

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts || Philadelphia

Chris Coyle's Outside Sound

TBD

Oct 7, 2016

The Vault || Yardley, PA

Behn Gillece & Chris Coyle

7:00pm & 8:45pm

Oct 8, 2016

Paris Bistro || Philadelphia

M'balia

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Oct 12, 2016

Chris' Jazz Cafe || Philadelphia

Jost Project

8:00pm - 12:00am

Oct 18, 2016

South || Philadelphia

Jam Session w/ Luke Carlos O'Reilly

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Oct 19, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Oct 21, 2016

Two Rivers || Easton, PA

GO Trio w/ Gene Perla & Sean Gough

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Oct 26, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown

7:00pm - 11:00pm

« Previous Events

Previous Public Events

August 2016

Aug 3, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, Mike Cemprola

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Aug 4, 2016

Eakins Oval on the Parkway || Philadelphia

Josh Lawrence, Lucas Brown

8:00pm

Aug 5, 2016

The Vault || Yarley, PA

Kevin MacConnell, Dave Posmontier

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Aug 6, 2016

Scranton Jazz Festival || Scranton, PA

The Jost Project

7:30pm

Aug 6, 2016

Scranton Jazz Festival || Scranton, PA

Nate Birkey, Joel Frahm, Ron Oswanski

9:30pm

Aug 10, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, Josh Lawrence

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Aug 12, 2016

The Vault || Yarley, PA

Chris Coyle Trio

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Aug 16, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Ben Karp Trio

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Aug 17, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown Trio

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Aug 24, 2016

Chris' Jazz Cafe || Philadelphia

Andrew Pereira

Sets: 8:00pm & 10:00pm

Aug 26, 2016

The Refinery in Sugarhouse Casino || Philadelphia

Joe Breidenstine, Lucas Brown

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Aug 27, 2016

The Refinery in Sugarhouse Casino || Philadelphia

Joe Breidenstine, Lucas Brown

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Aug 29, 2016

Time || Philadelphia

Dave Sanders, Justin Sekelewski

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Aug 31, 2016

55 Bar || NYC

The Jost Project featuring Joel Frahm

7:00pm - 9:00pm

July 2016

July, 7 2016

Jake's and Cooper's Wine Bar || Philadelphia

Joe Breidenstine

6:00pm - 9:00pm

July 8, 2016

Community Education Center - Artists Center || Philadelphia

Matthew Clayton Quartet w/ Neil Podgurski, Nimrod Speaks

6:30pm

July 10, 2016

Time || Philadelphia

Jam Session w/ Tim Brey & Madison Rast

8:00pm

July 12, 2016

University of the Arts || Philadelphia

The Jost Project

6:30pm

July 14, 2016

Jake's and Cooper's Wine Bar || Philadelphia

Joe Breidenstine

6:00pm - 9:00pm

July 15, 2016

The Vault || Yarley, PA

Behn Gillece, Chris Coyle

7:00pm - 10:00pm

July 19, 2016

Chris' Jazz Cafe || Philadelphia

Joe Plowman, Neil Podgurski

8:00pm

July 20, 2016

Smithville || Galloway, NJ

Chris Simonini, Craig Ebner

7:00pm - 10:00pm

July 21, 2016

Bowman's Tavern || New Hope, PA

Neil Podgurski, Brian Howell

6:30pm - 10:00pm

July 24, 2016

Rittenhouse Soundworks || Philadelphia

The Jost Project

7:30pm

July 25, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Kevin Hanson

7:00pm - 11:00pm

July 27, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, Jason Fraticelli

7:00pm - 11:00pm

July 29, 2016

Andre Cafe Acoustique || Chester, PA

Paula Johns, Dave Posmontier, Kevin MacConnell

7:00pm - 11:00pm

July 30, 2016

Bowman's Tavern || New Hope, PA

Hazelrigg Brothers

7:00pm - 11:00pm

June 2016

June 8, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, Jason Fraticelli

7:00pm - 11:00pm

June 9, 2016

Jake's and Cooper's Wine Bar || Philadelphia

Joe Breidenstine, Dave Sanders, Nicholas Krolak

6:00pm - 9:00pm

June 15, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, Mike Cemprola

7:00pm - 11:00pm

June 16, 2016

Jake's and Cooper's Wine Bar || Philadelphia

Joe Breidenstine, Dave Sanders, Nicholas Krolak

6:00pm - 9:00pm

June 17, 2016

The Vault || Yarley, PA

Mike Cemprola, Steve Beskrone

7:00pm - 10:00pm

June 19, 2016

Penn Taproom || Doylestown, PA

Jam Session w/Larry Tamanini

7:00pm

June 23, 2016

Hotel Bethlehem || Bethlehem, PA

Greg Synder, Jason Fraticelli

6:30pm - 9:30pm

June 25, 2016

Candlelight Lounge || Trenton, NJ

Joe Ford

3:30pm-7:30pm

June 29, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, Josh Lawrence

7:00pm - 11:00pm

May 2016

May 1, 2016

Penn Taproom || Doylestown, PA

Jam Session w/Larry Tamanini

7:00pm

May 5, 2016

Gallucio's || Wilmington, DE

Anibal Rojas

8pm

May 6, 2016

The Vault || Yardley, PA

Behn Gillece, Chris Coyle

7:00pm - 10:00pm

May 11, 2016

Smithville || Galloway, NJ

Chris Simonini, Behn Gillece

7:00pm - 10:00pm

May 12, 2016

The Bar Next Door || NYC

Matt Davis Trio w/ Pablo Menares

Sets: 8:30pm & 10:30pm

May 18, 2016

Chris' Jazz Cafe || Philadelphia

The Jost Project w/ Paul Jost, Tony Miceli, Kevin MacConnell

8pm

May 19, 2016

Bowman's Tavern || New Hope, PA

Neil Podgurski, Matt Parrish

6:30pm - 10:00pm

May 20, 2016

Puck || Doylestown, PA

The Jost Project w/ Paul Jost, Tony Miceli, Kevin MacConnell

7:00pm

May 22, 2016

Historic Yellow Springs || Chester Springs, PA

The Jost Project w/ Paul Jost, Tony Miceli, Kevin MacConnell

4pm

May 25, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, John Swana

7:00pm - 11:00pm

May 27, 2016

Philadelphia Art Museum || Philadelphia

Chris Coyle's Outside Sound

5:00pm

April 2016

Apr 1, 2016

Woodmere Museum || Philadelphia

Miles' Moods: Josh Lawrence QT w/ Luke O'Reilly & Madison Rast

6:00pm

Apr 3, 2016

Sassafras || Philadelphia

Greg Synder & Jason Fraticelli

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Apr 4, 2016

Berks Jazz Festival Jam Session || Reading, PA

The Jost Project w/ Paul Jost, Tony Miceli, Kevin MacConnell

7:00pm

Apr 6, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, Anibal Rojas

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Apr 7, 2016

Birdland || NYC

Joe Alterman Trio

6:00pm

Apr 10, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Joe Breidenstein

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Apr 17, 2016

Rittenhouse Soundworks || Philadelphia

Chris Coyle's Outside Sound

7:00pm

Apr 20, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, Brian Howell

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Apr 29, 2016

The Vault || Yardley, PA

Dave Posmontier, Kevin MacConnell

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Apr 30, 2016

Center City Jazz Festival: TIME || Philadelphia

Anibal Rojas

1:45pm

March 2016

Mar 3, 2016

Volvér || Philadelphia

Josh Lawrence QT w/ Stafford Hunter, Lucas Brown

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Mar 8, 2016

Johnny Brenda's || Philadelphia

Shane Aaserud & Jun-Ki Lee

7:00pm

Mar 10, 2016

Jazz Bridge Event: Foster Military Lodge || Willingboro, NJ

Behn Gillece

7:00pm

Mar 11, 2016

Harford Community College || Bel Air, MD

Julie Kelly, Steve Rudolph, Kevin MacConnell

8:00pm

Mar 13, 2016

Langosta Lounge || Ashbury Park, NJ

Jost Project w/ Paul Jost, Tony Miceli, Kevin MacConnell

Sets: 1pm & 2:30pm

Mar 13, 2016

Penn Taproom || Doylestown, PA

Jam Session w/Larry Tamanini

7:00pm

Mar 15, 2016

The Bitter End || NYC

Joe Alterman Trio w/ Jim Cammack

7:00pm

Mar 16, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown Trio

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Mar 17, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Dave Sanders, Chris Simonini

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Mar 20, 2016

Penn Taproom || Doylestown, PA

Jam Session w/Larry Tamanini

7:00pm

Mar 23, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown Trio

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Mar 24, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Jam Session w/ Victor North Quartet

9:30pm - 1:30am

Mar 26, 2016

Uptown at the Piazza || Jenkintown, PA

The Jost Project w/ Paul Jost, Tony Miceli, Chico Huff

8:30pm

Mar 31, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Jam Session w/ Victor North Quartet

9:30pm - 1:30am

February 2016

Feb 4, 2016

Jazz at Kitano || NYC

Joe Alterman Trio w/ Jim Cammack

Sets: 8pm & 10pm

Feb 6, 2016

Opia || NYC

Tony Middleton, Luis Capdevilla, Jim Cammack

8:30pm

Feb 10, 2016

Vesper Club || Philadelphia

Jost Project w/ Paul Jost, Tony Miceli, Kevin MacConnell

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Feb 12, 2016

Kimberton Inn || Kimberton, PA

Paula Johns, Kevin MacConnell, Larry McKenna, Josh Richman

8:30pm

Feb 14, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

James Collins Trio

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Feb 15, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Kevin Hanson Trio w/ Brian Howell

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Feb 17, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown (Guitar), Jason Fraticelli

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Feb 18, 2016

Bowman's Tavern || New Hope, PA

Neil Podgurski Trio w/ Matt Parrish

6:00pm

Feb 19, 2016

Chris' Jazz Cafe || Philadelphia

James Collins Trio

11:30pm - 2:00am

Feb 21, 2016 CANCELLED

Rittenhouse Soundworks || Philadelphia

Chris Coyle's Outside Sound

7:00pm

Feb 24, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown (Organ), John Swana

7:00pm - 11:00pm

January 2016

Jan 13, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown & Josh Lawrence

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Jan 14, 2016

The Iridium || NYC

Tony Middleton & The Joe Alterman Trio w/ Jim Cammack

Sets: 8pm & 10pm

Jan 15, 2016

Kimberton Inn || Kimberton, PA

Denise King, w/ The Kevin MacConnell Trio + George Rabbai

8:30pm

Jan 17, 2016

Time || Philadelphia

Session w/ Neil Podgurski, Jason Fraticelli

8:00pm - 12:00am

Jan 27, 2016

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown (Guitar), Jason Fraticelli

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Jan 28, 2016

8 x 10 || Baltimore

Orion Tango w/ Tim Motzer, Barry Meehan

TBD

Jan 29, 2016

The Vault || Yardley, PA

Chris Coyle, Behn Gillece

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Jan 31, 2016

Rockwood Music Hall || NYC

Matt Davis' Aerial Photograph

7:00pm

December 2015

Dec 2, 2015

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, Mike Cemprola

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Dec 4, 2015

Two Rivers || Easton, PA

Go Trio - Gene Perla, Sean Gough

8:30pm - 11:30pm

Dec 13, 2015

Time || Philadelphia

Jam Session: Tim Brey, Brian Howell

8pm

Dec 16, 2015

The Zinc Bar || NYC

Joe Alterman Trio w/ Jim Cammack

7pm

Dec 17, 2015

Antique Garage || NYC

Chauncey Upson, Al Street, Tom Pietrycha

Sets: 7:30pm & 9:00pm

Dec 30, 2015

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, Mike Cemprola

7:00pm - 11:00pm

November

Nov 1, 2015

Warm Daddy's || Philadelphia

M'Balia Singley

Sets: 11:15am & 1pm

Nov 1, 2015

Time || Philadelphia

Tim Brey, Brian Howell

8pm

Nov 2, 2015

The Iridium || NYC

Joe Alterman Trio w/ Jim Cammack

Sets: 8pm & 10pm

Nov 6, 2015

The Vault || Yardley, PA

Justin Sekelewski, Victor North

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Nov 8, 2015

Warm Daddy's || Philadelphia

M'Balia Singley

Sets: 11:15am & 1pm

Nov 11, 2015

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, John Swana

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Nov 13, 2015

The Vault || Yardley, PA

Ken Pendergast, Matt Davis

Sets: 8pm & 9:45pm

Nov 15, 2015

Warm Daddy's || Philadelphia

M'Balia Singley

Sets: 11:15am & 1pm

Nov 15, 2015

Penn Taproom || Doylestown, PA

Larry Tamanini Session

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Nov 18, 2015

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown (Guitar!), Jason Fraticelli

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Nov 22, 2015

Warm Daddy's || Philadelphia

M'Balia Singley

Sets: 11:15am & 1pm

Nov 22, 2015

Rittenhouse Soundworks || Philadelphia

The Jost Project - Paul Jost, Tony Miceli, Kevin MacConnell

TBD

Nov 23, 2015

Chris' Jazz Cafe || Philadelphia

Victor North & Co.

8:00pm

Nov 25, 2015

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, John Swana

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Nov 29, 2015

Warm Daddy's || Philadelphia

M'Balia Singley

Sets: 11:15am & 1pm

October

Oct 02, 2015

Two Rivers || Easton, PA

Tom Goehring with Go Trio (Gene Perla, Sean Gough)

8:30pm - 11:30pm

Oct 14, 2015

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown (Guitar!), Jason Fraticelli

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Oct 16, 2015

Paul Robeson Center for the Arts || Princeton, NJ

Venissa Santi w/ Lucas Brown, Jason Fraticelli

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Oct 18, 2015

Penn Taproom || Doylestown, PA

Larry Tamanini, Mike Boone

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Oct 19, 2015

Heritage || Philadelphia

Kevin Hanson, Brian Howell

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Oct 22, 2015

Chris' Jazz Cafe || Philadelphia

Tim Brey, Madison Rast

8:00pm - 12:00am

Oct 23, 2015

Two Rivers || Easton, PA

Go Trio - Gene Perla, Sean Gough

8:30pm - 11:30pm

Oct 26, 2015

Chris' Jazz Cafe || Philadelphia

Victor North & Co.

8:00pm

Oct 28, 2015

Heritage || Philadelphia

Lucas Brown, Victor North, Steve Beskrone

7:00pm - 11:00pm

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