The Sextet plays music to move to and be moved by. Playing original compositions and arrangements of bassist Robert Castillo, The Sextet aims to find the middle ground between jazz and funk. The result is Groove Jazz: intricate melodies with an impenetrable groove. The horn section (James Powers:trombone, Morgan Quinn: alto sax, Jared Henkin: trumpet) weaves together melodies and solos while the rhythm section (Paul Paresa: keyboard, Dave Kelsay: drums, Robert Castillo: bass) holds down a solid groove. Whether you're a jazz connoisseur or a jazz amateur, The Sextet is sure to have to moving your feet all night long.
The Portland-based band, Two-Planets joins five live instrumentalists with MC Dusty Fox. Meshing the conversational spontaneity of jazz with the hard-hitting force of lyrically compelling rap, this five man collective creates original compositions for intrepid travelers of multiple musical landscapes