Punk jazz? Blues prog? EDM jam band? Eclectic is Teddy Kumpel's middle name, but that didn't stop him from inventing a new kind of music. LOOPestra showcases his on-the-fly song productions and singular musical voice. With live looping technology and clever use of modern guitar efx that swirl around the room, Teddy carries listeners to edge of the cliff and delivers them to brilliantly orchestrated, humorous songs in a way that will make you think there are five other musicians backstage even though you only see three. If Jackson Pollock were a guitar player, he would play like Kumpel, throwing licks against the wall to see if they'll stick. Teddy tours with Joe Jackson, played on a Grammy winning album, has produced award winning projects, and hosts NYC's top musicians in LOOPestra's rotating cast. Adept at all aspects of music creation and production, Teddy's musical wizardry leaves his audiences in disbelief and begging for more.
Despite what the multi layered sound might tell you, everything you hear from the Teddy Kumpel LOOPestra on stage is played live. With innovative use of looping technology and his vast experience mangling vintage and modern sounds Teddy effortlessly creates myriad textures that make you think there must be a whole slew of musicians hiding backstage. A veritable funkdafied
Additional guests throughout the evening will be: Steve Jenkins (Vernon Reid, Screaming Headless Torsos) and Tobias Ralph (Andrian Belew Power Trio)
Chris has been called many things: arcane improviser, sound diabolist, fearless composer, content junkie, video stunt guitarist, crazed educator and the list goes on. If you're looking for simpler terms you can go with recording artist (Lava/Atlantic, Lion Music, RKM/Kindred), sideman (Dweezil Zappa, Karsh Kale, Bumblefoot, Graham Haynes), educator (TrueFire, Berklee College of Music, Guitarinstructor.com), music journalist/columnist (Guitar Player, Guitar One, Just Jazz Guitar), and author (Hal Leonard, Alfred, Cengage Learning).
Call him what you want, but one thing is certain this cat is bad-ass and busy. Not to be tied down to any one identity for too long, Chris Buono is perpetually morphing his chameleon-like media profile making it nearly impossible to pigeon-hole his artistic output into a singular category. With a guitar in hand and a slew of gadgets within arms reach, Chris Buono infiltrates the modern world of guitar from all directions and shows no signs of slowing down.
Bob Lanzetti is a two time Grammy Award winning Brooklyn, NY based professional guitarist, composer, and educator. He has performed and recorded with many artists throughout the NYC area as well as performed in over 40 countries with the jazz/funk collective Snarky Puppy.
Bob attended the University of North Texas where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Studies. In addition to his studies he was fortunate enough to get involved in the thriving R&B and Gospel music scene in the DFW area as well as meet the musicians who would go on to form the core of Snarky Puppy.
Since 2006 Bob has been residing in Brooklyn, NY. There he has become an in demand session guitarist performing and recording with many artists in virtually all styles of music from Peruvian Pop to free-jazz. He has performed solo improvised music for yoga and dance classes as well as provided the score for Motor, a choreographed dance film that has been accepted to be presented at the Dance Film Festival at Triskelion Arts. Recently, along with fellow Brooklyn musicians Steve Jenkins (Screaming Headless Torsos, Vernon Reid) and Devin Collins (Elliot Moss), Bob formed Red Eyed Sinatra.
A fusion/power trio group performing original compositions from all three members. Bob is currently writing and recording music for his debut record set to be released late 2016.
NJProghouse Presents @ Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse (View)
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