Vayo will join clarinetist Blake McGee for a concert of improvisations at the University of Wyoming on Jan 28.  He and McGee will also give a workshop on improvisation for U of W music students.

Harpsichordist Michiyo Honma‘s concert in Tokyo on Feb. 20 will include the world premiere of Dream Cartoon for violin, cello and harpsichord along with performances of Scuttlings and Scramblings (with Thomas Piercy, clarinet) and Play of Hands.

Vayo will premiere Aura for synthesizer at Illinois Wesleyan University on March 9.

Members of the Little Giant Chinese Orchestra under the baton of Chen Chih-Sheng will premiere Ceremony of Yearning for fifteen instruments at the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Taiwan on June 8.

In December 2017, the opening of the nation’s first federally-funded civil-rights museum in Jackson, Mississippi, will be marked by a concert including a collaboration between Vayo, Ohio Poet Laureate Amit Majmudar, and baritone James Martin, an Illinois Wesleyan alumnus.

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Trombonist Mark Hetzler‘s new CD Dig. includes Vayo’s Entelechy for trombone, keyboards, bass and drums/percussion, which was commissioned by Hetzler and the University of Wisconsin.  The CD was released on Summit Records, a well-known label featuring music for brass instruments.

University of Wyoming clarinetist Blake McGee‘s October 7 concert at Illinois Wesleyan University included Vayo’s music, as well as improvisations with Vayo on keyboards.

The International Trumpet Festival, which took place from May 31-June 4 in southern California, included Swarm Wind Speak for oboe, trumpet, violin and piano, performed by Concordance on June 2.

Vayo was awarded a two-week artist residency at Hill House in Mancelona, Michigan during May.

Clarinetist Thomas Piercy and harpsichordist Michiyo Honma performed Scuttlings and Scramblings in Tokyo on March 19.