I'm primarily interested in music as a language in itself and strive to find ways of communicating through written music and improvisation. I played upright bass for 13 years, and after a haitus from music switched to 5-string bass guitar in the 21st century. Main teachers: Gary Peacock (Seattle), Reggie Willis (AACM -Milwaukee/Chicago), Harold Miller (Milwaukee) and all of the great musicians I've played with along the way.

photo by Ellis Kenady

Ramen Trio
James DeJoie - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Doug Lilla - Bass Guitar
Jay Weaver - Drums

Performing at Gallery 1412, February 2016

photo by Jesse Milden

Big Crinkly Trio
Jim Knodle - Trumpet
Doug Lilla - Bass Guitar
Pete Turner - Drums

Performing at The Chapel, September 2012


Ramen Trio
Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar (Capitol Hill)
1508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Thursday, January 4, 2018 | 9:00 pm

Ramen Trio
Couth Buzzard Books (Greenwood)
8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Friday, December 1, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Ramen Trio
The Chapel, Good Shepherd Center
4th floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle WA, 98103
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 8:00 pm
Part of Jazz in the 2nd Century Series presented by Earshot Jazz

Ramen Trio
Jack Straw Cultural Center
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm
(Opening set for Ocular Proof CD release concert)

Don Mee Choi
(with Jay Weaver and Doug Lilla)

Fred Wildlife Refuge
128 Belmont Ave East, Seattle, WA 98102
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 8:00 pm
Part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry

Ramen Trio
Couth Buzzard
8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Friday, September 2, 2016 | 7:30 pm


Ramen Trio
Will be released in 2018

Big Crinkly Trio
This is Not About the Pecking Order
Released July 2015