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February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm$22.00 – $26.00
Mo Lefever – electric guitar
Shantel Koenig – electric bass
Bill George – drums
Dwayne Hrynkiw – percussion
Jeremiah McDade – tenor saxophone
Jared Greeve – trumpet
Marty Majorowicz – trombone
Katie Vallar – baritone saxophone
Doors at 7:00 p.m, Show at 8:00 p.m.
CD RELEASE EVENT THE BEST OF EDMONTON SERIES Paul Richey – keyboards
The Fusionauts are a truly unique musical beast. Their latest record, Mutant, is an old school, instrumental album recorded to 2″ analog tape. In his review for BC Musician’s Magazine, Dave O Rama describes them as:
“… a sophisticated synthesis of funk, jazz, Brazilian tropicália, and Nigerian Afrobeat. “Mutant” is a dynamic jazz workout for the dance floor. Gliding all over the funky Lagos rhythms, … you’ll hear an incredible interplay by a collective of incredibly gifted soloists… When approaching this Mutant consider all the best things about electric Miles, Jean Luc Ponty, Pat Metheny, [and] Weather Report served over a bed of funky Fela Kuti inspired workouts and garnished with a heavy dollop of Hermeto Pascoal, Brazil’s albino musical wizard. The grooves here are perfumed with jungle flowers and salt from the ocean spray. As much a listening experience, as it is a dance floor filler The Fusionauts create a perfectly realized hybrid that serves both the brain and the booty.”
This year, The Fusionauts return to the Yardbird Suite, bigger and better than ever, as a nine piece ensemble. It will be an emotionally and spiritually invigorating experience that will satisfy jazz-hardened listeners and skeptical newcomers alike.
Tickets – $22.00 for EJS members (reimbursed at the door); $26.00 for non-members/guests, plus applicable fees.