Mark Growden - voice, accordion, banjo, baritone saxophone, bicycle handlebars Mark is a singer, writer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, record producer, visual artist, and workshop leader. Growden has released several critically acclaimed albums, including Saint Judas, which was awarded "2010 Rekkid of the Year" by music blog Stash Dauber and ranked in the 2010 Village Voice Critics Poll. Growden has toured the the US extensively, performing at venues such as the The Fillmore, Cowell Theater, and Great American Music Hall in San Francisco; Snug Harbor in New Orleans; and The Knitting Factory and Tonic in New York. Mark has composed original musical scores for a number of Dance and Theater companies, including Joe Goode Performance Group and Alonzo King's Lines Contemporary Ballet, with whom he and his collaborators won the Isadora Duncan Award for Best Original Score for a New Dance Piece. He has scored several films, including Blood Tea and Red String, which won Best Animation at both the San Francisco Independent Film Festival and the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Growden has performed and collaborated with numerous musicians including Hamza el Din, The San Francisco Opera, Kid Congo Powers, Wendell Brunious, Stan Ridgeway, John Santos, Omar Sosa, Ralph Carney, Rising Star Drum & Fife Band, James Singleton, Baby Gramps, Eric McFadden, Larry Sieberth, Extra Action Marching Band, Faun Fables, and Carla Kihlsted from Tin Hat Trio. He is also the founder and artistic director of The Calling All Choir, a service-based community choir. See more at markgrowden.org.
Chris Grady - trumpet Chrishas been teaching, performing and recording music in the San Francisco Bay area for more than 20 years. Chris has studied at San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has performed and recorded with many bay area groups and artists including Tom Waits, the Tiger Lillies, The Residents, Vermillion Lies, The Grassy Knoll, the Beth Custer Ensemble and the Clubfoot Orchestra among many others.
Alex Kelly - cello Dr. Alex Kelly is a San Francisco based cellist, composer, electronic musician and conductor. He has composed for and performed with major symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, new music ensembles, string quartets, cello quartets, big bands, jazz combos, rock bands, hip-hop crews, Klezmer/Balkan bands, theater companies, radio productions, ballet companies, modern dance companies, and circus troupes. He has also composed film scores and video game music. Alex orchestrated a concerto for four soloists for tabla guru Zakir Hussain that was premiered by the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in 2011. Alex is the author of the cello technique book "The Seven Points" which teaches fingerboard mapping techniques. His live-looping solo show has been seen in a variety of venues ranging from Davies Symphony Concert Hall to Yosemite mountaintops.
Daniel Fabricant - upright bass
Daniel Fabricant may be the most versatile bassist in San Franciscoand the most in-demand. Playing upright or electric, he can adapt to a wide range of musical settings, from intimate chamber groups to sprawling dance bands and Latin ensembles. He has performed internationally with Joan Rivers, Spencer Day, Ann Hampton Callaway, Petula Clark, Lucie Arnaz, Andrea Marcovicci and Mary Wilson of the Supremes among many others. In his decade on the San Francisco scene he has played as a sideman with dozens of San Francisco groups including The California Honeydrops, Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers and the Cottontails, and can be heard nearly every night of the week at venues like Yoshi's, the Freight and Salvage and the Herbst Theater. He is a founding member of the award-winning Nice Guy Trio, which was recently named best jazz band in San Francisco.
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401 Broad Street
Nevada City, CA 95959