Circadian Rhythm Kings Three Thirty Four

Circadian Rhythm Kings Three Thirty Four


An incredible New Album by the Circadian Rhythm Kings featuring: Todd Brunel: clarinet, bass clarinet, Bulgarian Flute, producer Andrew Hickman: Tenor sax, percussion Mike Carey: Alto sax flute Jerry Sabatini: Trumpet track 1 John Funkhouser: Double bass, piano Gary Fieldman: drums Inspired funky grooves, infused with free form improvisation and musical spirit that transcends boundaries.

Prehistoric Jazz: The Rite Part 2

Prehistoric Jazz: The Rite Part 1

Know Orchestra has accomplished its goal and far exceeded the amount we original requested!! Thank you so much to our friends and donors!
Know Orchsetra
just launched a new Kickststarter capaign to bring our music to 5 local underserved Boston area schools. Please support our cause, we will bring our shows to these schools free of charge and need your help to make it happen. Donating in any amount is really helpful and you can also choose from several rewards that we are offering. So please visit us at Kickstarter now and join our campaign!

Click HERE to go to our Kickstarter campaign page and join the fun.

Bring Know Orchestra to Boston Area Kids!



New 2014 Arlington and Massachusetts Arts council grant recipients announced:
  • Todd Brunel’s “Opal Ensemble Live at Town Hall” – a one-hour lunch-time concert featuring violist Anne Black and pianist Paul Carlson on March 14, 2014, showcasing music of the 20th and 21stcenturies, to reach community members who: have business in the area, might be new to classical music, and/or might not otherwise be able to attend a concert.
  • Thank you Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Arlington Cultural Council!

Now accepting students at all levels for fall enrollement
. Several convenient locations including Wheaton College, the Lexington Music School, Powers Music School in Belmont.

Beginner to Advanced.
Classical and jazz conservatory level training
20 years of teaching experience
Find your voice as a performer!

See my Lessons page for more information about locations.

Now available at Nada Brohma records and CD Baby:

American Gypsy
Jerry Sabatini- trumpet, band leader, composer
Chris Veilleux- alto and soprano sax
John Lorentz- tenor sax
Todd Brunel- clarinet and bass clarinet
Phil Sargent- guitar
John Funkhouser- piano and Keyboards
Greg Loughman- double bass
Mike Connors- drums

*Available at CD Baby- click HERE


Bertold Hummel Trio

Variations on Rhythm Changes

I Got Anthropology

Improvisational variations

John Tchicai Tribute

John Tchicai Memorial Tribute

Live at Longy with "Beer Prayer"

Yang Zau, A Jazz Waltz

Vortex Series Fund Drive

      Since 2007, the Vortex Concert Series has presented concerts with a wide range of classical, jazz and experimental musicians from the New England area and abroad. Our listeners appreciate music ranging from the fringes of improvised to the notated of modern, spanning diverse artistic styles and disciplines. Valued supporters have told us how much they relish the spontaneous energy and creativity they feel and hear at our concerts.
        In 2011-2012, we held a series of concerts at the Democracy Center in Harvard Square, the Cafe at the Somerville Armory, the Nave Gallery in Somerville and Zumix in East Boston. The Vortex Other Dimension Ensemble continues to collaborate with students throughout the Boston area, giving concerts and workshops, allowing us to share spontaneous music-making with the next generation of musicians.
      We also released our first creative music CD aptly titled, "Vortex Live"  and In June, we had our cd release party at the Somerville Armory Cafe. We had a wild, musically interractive day that featured pianists Daivid Maxwell and Peter Cassino, drummer Dennis Warren, oboist Esther Viola, french hornist Pam Marshall, guitarist Garrison Fewell, flutist Matt Samolis, saxophonist, electronic musician Michael Dobiel and others.
       We are currently looking to expand our performace schedule to include several cities and towns in New England and plan a tour in the summer of 2013. You can help the Vortex musical voice remain clear and strong throughout 2013 with your financial support. In the past part of our was made possible by grants from  the Cambridge Arts Council, the  Somerville Arts Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council, which recognized our artistic merit and contribution to the cultural life of the community. Our main support in the past has been made by donors who love great live music. You can help us build on that financial foundation. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Vortex  by clicking on the donation button below, or contact me directly by email.
Also, please feel free to check out the Vortex Series online at:

Thank you!
Todd Brunel
Artistic director of the Vortex Series for New and Improvised Music

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Rob Bethel and Todd Brunel live at Open Sound

Six Casual Developments, Henry Cowell

Abime des Oiseaux

Vortex Series For New and Improvised Music

New England Echoes

VOD Trio

Fish Song at Eventide, traditional

The Tiller on K&D In The House

She Stood Weeping

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Mac and Todd Jam featuring Mac Ritchey on oud.

Fools by Andy Pratt

Pointed Attack with Tom Hall tenor sax, Pamela Marshall French horn, Todd Brunel bass clarinet, John McClellan drumset

Festival by Musaner

Sunny Side of the Street, by Jimmy McHue featuring Joe Reid on keyboard.

Abime Des Oiseaux with electronics, from the Quatuor Pour Fin du Temps by Oliver Messaien.

The Plan: Todd Brunel & Ara Sarkissian: Invocation and Dance-2008

Escape Goat excerpt: The Circadian Rhythm Kings-(Innova)2008

West of the Keys: The Rivera Brunel Method- 2008

The Long Night: for solo bass clarinet and electronics-2008

Prelude from the Gerald finzi Five Bagatelles:
Invocation and Dance-2008

In Search of Serenity: Todd Brunel & Ara Sarkissian:
Invocation and Dance- 2008

Pauls New Ride: The Circadian Rhythm Kings-Innova 2008

Shaker Jam: Todd Brunel and Joe Reid available through

Early Worm: The Circadian Rhythm Kings- Innova 2008

New Circadian Rhythm Kings Music (untitled) - 2010