redShift Musicworks 

Creative Music Ensemble expanding on the traditions and explorations of jazz, rock, fusion, blues, classical, experimental, hip-hop, reggae & more

Nada Brahma - the world is sound - originisnow. 

Through our music we invite you to explore reflective meditation, human reaction, intentional creation and conscious vibrations. An opportunity to engage in authentic listening and inspired evolution and a greater awareness of our shared human consciousness. Our overwhelming need to address things visually can be balanced with the wholeness of sound – the ability to listen without distraction. Sound is everything – Nada Brahma – everything is sound. We learn to listen to our minds, our bodies, and the universe. Sound – The Origin Is Now.

Music has the power to transform our emotions, attitudes, spiritual moods, relationships, perspectives, passions and intelligence. We should support this part of music and elevate it above the goals of entertainment. Social, philosophical, psychological and spiritual changes are the groundwork for our development and growth and cannot be measured in dollars. Changing our consciousness and awakening from past nightmares to embrace deep love is the way to divert our collision course with our limits.   

Influenced by Weather Report; Kamasi Washington; King Crimson; Allen Holdsworth; David Murray; Medesky, Martin and Wood; Sonny Fortune; Pink Floyd; Snarky Puppy;  Jimi Hendrix;  Bob Marley; Radiohead; World Saxophone Quartet; Carla Bley; Allman Brothers

Last Wednesday in January

Wrapping up the first month of 2019 with an evening of all-original redShift back at the Blue Beet Cafe. New year - new tunes, time keeps giving - check your options.

Power in harmony - weakness in dissonance, Limits…

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December Muse

Beyond I

Without I

Underlying I

Eye and I

One and All I


The duty of privilege is absolute integrity.


Don’t fret about what you don’t want, 

for down you go in fear. 

Be thankful and rise up in hope, 

for all you want is here.

Peace at Peace

Finishing February on March 6th, First Tuesday of the Month at the Blue Beet Cafe. 

Peace At Peace

Bring It Together

Letting It Be

Agree To Disagree

Love is the Medium @ The Boathouse Collective

If we bathe our words in love, they heal. If we bathe them in anger, they hurt. If we bathe them in sadness, they weather. This Saturday we want Love to be the Medium for our music. #keepmesacool, #livemusic, #redShiftmusicworks…

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Love is the Medium

Love is the Medium -





Primordial Brew


Last Wednesdays is becoming something of a ritual.

Contemplating:  FREEDOM -

           Creating yourself,  

            Let others be  

            Don’t get attached, 

            At what cost?  




Great time on our studio date

This was the second time recording in Nolan Shaheed's studio in Pasadena. What an awesome experience having Nolan produce and engineer 2 takes of 15 songs. Now it's time to sift through the material and cherry pick the best moments.…

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Dannie's going live on Facebook for the duration.

Last Wednesday in September

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The Blue Beet Cafe, 107 21st Place, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Just around the corner, we'll be bringing some new tunes next week at the Blue Beet Cafe. Always a good time at this historic joint by the Newport Pier. Creative, original music live. #redShiftmusicworks #livemusic #creativemusic

Last Wednesday in June

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The Blue Beet Cafe, 107 21st Place, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Summer’s just begun and June’s almost over. This last Wednesday of June is about impermanence - fleeting glimpses over eternity. #instrumentalmusic #avantgarde #livemusic #bluebeetcafe #jazzfusion #worldjazz #crossoverjazz #avantfunk #jazzjam

Fiberreed Endorser Jam

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La Cave Restaurant, 1695 Irvine Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Honored to host the NAMM Fiberreed Endorser Jam at La Cave Restaurant in Costa Mesa, Sat. 1/25. Saxplayers from around country and around the world will share their musical passions with SoCal ears. #fiberreed #redshiftmusicworks #lacavecostamesa

Last Wednesday in December

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Blue Beet Cafe, 107 21st Place, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Special holiday edition redShift Duo - Stu Goodis, guitar and Dannie Hofmann, sax. We will have a special guest join us: Singer-songwriter Paula Gabriel sharing her jazz talents with us. Happy Holidays!