Greeting’s modernists, fusionist and enthusiast alike! As always, it’s a pleasure to share some of the latest new voices in the world of jazz with you. On my usual quest to discover new music I stumbled into this refreshing new group with a impressive, complex and unique sound by “The Vintage Modernists.” From what I heard, I believe these guys will be well worth time to check out. Do have a safe and fab weekend, Rob Young | Urban Flux Media
The Vintage Modernists -][- Cityscape –MP3– [The Vintage Modernists, 2012]
The Vintage Modernists are Daniel Weidlein (saxophones, EWI, effects), Erik Miron (guitar, effects), and Cameron Hicks (drums). Based in Los Angeles, but all hailing from the Rocky Mountain West, this eclectic group combines post-modern jazz with elements of the avant-garde, funk, and post-rock music. The band has performed regularly around the Los Angeles area and is finishing up its debut album. For more information on the group, please visit www.reverbnation.com/vintagemodernists.
Daniel Weidlein is a 21 year old accomplished saxophonist whose playing credits includes: Bob Mintzer, Vince Mendoza, Frank Wess, Yosvany Terry, Ambrose Akinmusire, John Gunther, Taylor Eigsti, Clare Church, John Gunther, The Air Force Falconaires, the Thornton Jazz Orchestra, the Concert Jazz Orchestra, the Colorado All-State Jazz Band, The Metropolitan Jazz Band All-Stars, the Colorado Mile High All-Stars Jazz Band. His awards include the Stan Getz Outstanding Musician Award from the Stanford Jazz Festival, a merit award from the NFAA Young Arts national arts competition, as well as numerous awards from jazz festivals around Colorado. Weidlein is becoming known as a versatile recording artist in the Los Angeles community and has recorded on hip-hop projects, independent film scores, Bollywood films, and traditional jazz recordings.
Drummer and composer Cameron Hicks is a promising young musician based out of Los Angeles. Originally from Denver, Cameron began to study drums at the age of eight. Cameron has played with many great artists such as Larry Koonse, David Roitstein, Darek Oleszkiewicz, Vinny Golia, Greg Gisbert, Pat Bianchi, Dominic Lalli, Jeff Jenkins, Eric Gunnison, Mark Simon, Lannie Garrett, Richard Giddens, Brian Wilson, and Sam Yulsman among others. He has won many awards from various jazz festivals, music camps, and competitions including being selected as a member of the CCJA Jazz Arts Messengers to perform at the 2008 International Association for Jazz Education conference in Toronto, Canada.
Erik Miron is a Los Angeles-based guitarist and composer. Growing up in Seattle, Washington and Billings, Montana, his music bears the influence of the natural, wide-open spaces he once called home. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he immersed himself in jazz, post-rock, and experimental textures. He spends his days writing and performing with the Vintage Modernists and and many others, always looking to explore. -[Biography]-
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