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Frank Joliffe Warr guitar
A stringed instrument tapped with the fingers of both hands simultaneously, the Warr guitar combines the ranges of both bass and guitar while maintaining its own unique sound.
Frank has appeared at the 2nd Rassegna Internazionale "Castelfranco Jazz" Italy; Gaume Jazz Festival Belgium; Jazz Cafe London; Passage du Nord-Ouest Paris; Cafe Opera, Germany; The Knitting Factory, Hennessey Cognac Village Jazz Festival, 55 Bar and many others, New York.
His recordings, Solo Stick and Live on Comcast, with Jim Mason on drums, showcase his mainstream jazz style.
Frank has taught at the National Guitar Summer Workshop, CT and CA and the International Summer Academy of Wallonia, Belgium. His book The Touchstyle Songbook is a classic of Warr guitar repertoire. He was a featured performer at the Warr Guitars NAMM booth.
John Korchok wind synth, bari sax
John comes from an art rock background, having performed in Canada with Icarus, the Warm Jets and Tekst. As a member of Tekst, he performed at Toronto's Music Gallery and recorded Avatamsaka's Wave Packet.
He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing baritone sax, wind synthesizer and keyboards. John has studied with Artie Bressler, Douglas Haas and Chris Wood of Medeski Martin and Wood. His personal compositions use classical instrumentation reimagined with dub remix techniques.
Steve Orbach percussion
Steve studied with jazz legend Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck). The lure of "free music" drumming led him to drop out of college and spend his days and nights in the New York loft scene, playing with John Lurie, Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage, John Fisher and the Brubeck brothers, among others.
In recent years he has been active in New York and New Jersey experimental music. In addition to providing percussion for ArtCrime, he drums for the Jazz Fakers and has been known to play sopranino sax.
Bob Siebert piano, circuit-bent synth and kalimba
Bob received his Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and has played with Pepper Adams, Clark Terry, Don Butterfield, Garry Mazerapi, Justin DiCioccio and Harold Lieberman, among many others.
Bob is a widely performed composer, with works such as the pop-influenced electronic realism of Urban Harmony, reinvented jazz standards of Live@Steinway Gallery and the minimalist Rrrring Tones, featuring a circuit-bent Casio SK-1. His work Heaven Help Us has been performed 17 times worldwide.
Recent performances have included the Electronic Music Festival, the Pocono Skies Electronic Music Festival and the New Jersey Festival of Electronic Music and Art.
Bob has released 7 recordings, all available on iTunes and at CDBaby. His album Pieces of the Trans-World Suite was voted the #1 solo instrumental download in 2010.