Expedition Quintet

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  • Expedition Quintet

    This show was on Jan 18th, 2014 | 17 people watched
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An evening of new acoustic music, and featuring the Boston premiere of the brand new composition "Drawn" in five movements, composed for string band by Matt McBane. Program also includes works by Marc Mellits, Bela Bartok, and other original works by the band.

Jake Schepps and Expedition have made a name as an ensemble with not only an adroit touch on their instruments but an... more

An evening of new acoustic music, and featuring the Boston premiere of the brand new composition "Drawn" in five movements, composed for string band by Matt McBane. Program also includes works by Marc Mellits, Bela Bartok, and other original works by the band.

Jake Schepps and Expedition have made a name as an ensemble with not only an adroit touch on their instruments but an intrepid, imaginative vision for contemporary string band music. Founder and banjoist Jake Schepps has been called “sophisticated and polished” and that he “has the excitement of true originality." In 2011 Jake released his third album consisting of music by Béla Bartók arranged for string band. Mandolinist Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. His trio began doing “Music du Jour” tours in 2006, in which each member of the group writes a new composition the day of the show, and all three new pieces are performed on that evening’s concert. Guitarist Ross Martin has established a reputation as one of the most exciting jazz and bluegrass musicians in Colorado, and his reputation is rapidly expanding around the country. He also plays in and composes for the Matt Flinner Trio. Violinist Ryan Drickey is armed with a master's degree in performance from University of Colorado, as well as a RockyGrass Fiddle championship. Ryan recently returned from a year on a Fulbright scholarship studying traditional Swedish folk music. Bassist Eric Thorin, with a degree in Jazz Studies, is as at home in jazz, bluegrass, and honky-tonk as he is with a bow. In 2012 Expedition premiered a work by Marc Mellits called “Flatiron,” (commissioned by Jake), and these commissions will be combined with other works by Matt Flinner and Gyan Riley on a new album due out in the summer of 2014.

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