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David Leikam
Composer-performer and bandleader. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.
San Francisco-based composer-performer and bandleader. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.
​https://www.davidleikam.net/

You are the note(s) within music composition and those you select to compose/perform music with you, either live on stage or in the recording studio.

He has performed and/or recorded with: Wadada Leo Smith, Pamela Z, Eddie Gale, Kidd Jordan, John Bergamo, Doug Ellington, Muruga Booker, James Gurley, Perry Robinson, Sikiru Adepoju, Jon Raskin, Timothy Orr, Patrick Cress, Sheila Bosco, amongst others.

Primary Instruments:
• NS Design CR5-string bass
• NS Design CR6-string cello
• Moog Rogue synthesizer

"Man, I've heard most of your set [with zBug], it was fuckin' brilliant! What you do on your bass [NS Design CR6-string electric cello] is amazing, ok it's amazing, REALLY amazing! Ah, so impressed... what your first song reminded me of was... [Airto Moreira's Nativity featuring Jaco Pastorius] ...one of the greatest things I've ever heard in my life."
– Paul L. Wexler - producer, recording, mastering (Warner Bros. Records, Island Records, etc.)

"diG your music. Eclectic ain’t the word. Film noir multiverse ethnic blade runner desert world. Love it."
- Nivek Ogre - ohGr / Skinny Puppy

"[zBug] ...sounds very similar to Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Trio / MM3!"
– John Baffa - CalArts Music Faculty, TV Tray Recording Studio / Lou Reed’s MM3: The Creation Of The Universe

"I don’t play tunes but create a state of consciousness within the vocabulary of music based on architecture."
– David Leikam - zBug’s Splitting Glass | Twilight Sunrise EP
Contact information:
Email: https://www (DOT) davidleikam (DOT) net/contact
Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, November 19 2019 4:00 PM
KZSU 90.1FM, Stanford University [540 Memorial Way Stanford, California 94305]
TUNE-IN LIVE WORLDWIDE | 4-6PM (PT) // David Leikam is a San Francisco-based composer-performer and bandleader. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist.  More...
Monday, November 25 2019 9:00 PM
Pro Arts [150 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland]
Woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown has been involved in the SFBA creative music scene for over 20 years. zBug is a psychedelic jazz trio.  More...
Sunday, December 8 2019 9:00 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
9PM zBug is a psychedelic jazz trio. 10PM Feral Luggage is a San Francisco-based septet band playing NullWave.  More...