His interest in the diversity of various musical disciplines brought Cheyenne from his groove-oriented improvisational group in Los Angeles, to the Bay Area to complete a master's degree in composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. With the Cheyenne John-Henderson Band, he hopes to explore improvisation from a compositional standpoint, incorporating a variety of aesthetics from his musical practices, including jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, minimalism, and electronica.
Mike Walti is Bay area native who refuses to change his bass strings. He also plays in an Oakland based group called Somehow At Sea and is currently working as an engineer at FM Recorders and New Improved Recording in Oakland.
Nick is a San Francisco native, raised on Bay Area funk and R&B who has his mother to thank for his love and passion for music. He found his own voice behind a drumkit at the age of 12. In his 20+ years of drumming, Nick has been fortunate to receive two scholarships to attend the Stanford Jazz Workshop, receiving an award at the age of 15 for "chops to burn", and given his nickname, Soulchops from the legendary bassist, Rufus Reid.
Between touring and recording with a diverse range of musical projects as a bass player, Jay Denton has spent his free time examining the use and effect of music and sound in film making, and studying the world's musical styles and learning their native instruments. Jay is excited to be reunited with long time friends to share his quirky electric sounds and stockpiled clips of indigenous instruments to the nights performance.
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Added by Yoshis on June 8, 2009