MSK.fm is the brainchild of Antonino Musco, italian-born producer, musician and radio host now based in San Francisco.
The City and the Bay inspired the 6 tracks of the EP, a blend of urban, funk, electronic, downtempo and trip-hop, influenced by the love of world music, the eclectic taste of Antonino and the international melting pot of the line-up that includes NYC guitarist Andy Averbuch (The Joe Bataan Band, Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra), brazilian trumpet maestro Leandro Joaquim (Marcos Valle, Lucas Santana, etc), italian cellist Stefano Di Leginio and the SF rising stars Christopher Burch, Jessy Manuel, Hanna Rifkin on vocals/lyrics.
Made of a balance of global musicians and local singers, MadeInSF EP was composed, recorded, mixed and produced by Antonino Musco, who also plays keys, guitars, sampler, drums and percussions. The experienced engineer Mark Pistel (Meat Beat Manifesto, Hercules & Love Affair) mastered the EP at Room Five Studio.
Fanfare Zambaleta was incubated in the Zambaleta Music and Dance School in San Francisco and has since transformed into a full-fledged juggernaut of a band, featuring some of the Bay Area’s most exciting young players and seasoned veterans. Emulating the great Balkan brass bands of the past and present, they play Romani, Serbian, Macedonian and Greek brass band music with passion and dedication. FZ’s potent musical concoction of wild improvisation, meticulous ensemble coordination, earth-shaking low brass, thunderous drumming and jubilant vocals will move your feet and lift your soul.
Gregory Jenkins – alto sax, bandleader
Noah Levitt – trumpet
Harlow Carpenter – trumpet, truba
Theo Padouvas – trumpet
Corinne Sykes – vocals, percussion
Rachel MacFarlane – tenor horn
Larry Leight – euphonium
Peter Bonos – euphonium
Evan Stuart – sousaphone
Ivan Velev – percussion, dance leader
Jake Shandling – percussion
Broken Shadows Family Band
Broken Shadows Family Band has a rootsy sound with an emphasis on lyrics and song-writing, with raucous violin and trumpet solos over deep grooves.
About Darren Johnston
Since settling in San Francisco in 1997, Canada-born trumpeter/composer/songwriter Darren Johnston has collaborated and recorded with an extremely diverse cross-section of artists. Whether playing with straight-ahead jazz luminaries such as bassist/composer Marcus Shelby, experimental icons like ROVA, Fred Frith and Myra Melford, rising star voclaist Meklit Hadero, or traditional Balkan brass band giants Brass Menazeri, he manages to blend in while still sharing his unique voice.As a bandleader he has made his mark with the award winning Nice Guy Trio, The Darren Johnston Quintet, the category defying Broken Shadows, and more. For an upcoming commission by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, “Letters From Home,” Johnston will be forming a multi-generational chorus with over eighty participants.
With a style that’s difficult to pin down, Broken Shadows Family Band has a rootsy sound with an emphasis on lyrics and song-writing, with raucous violin and trumpet solos over deep grooves. Their members have strong ties to the Bay Area jazz, Balkan, experimental, and classical music communities.
Darren Johnston – trumpet/vocals,
Matt Szemela – violin/vocals
Corinne Sykes – tupan/vocals
Doug Stuart – bass/vocals
Marco Peris – tupan/snare
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Amnesia Music Hall 853 Valencia Street, $8-$10 Cover