Projects

The Brian Thomas Group features original jazz and groove tunes written by Brian and the members of the group. The group features a revolving door of some of the most killin' cats in Boston including Mike Tucker & Jared Sims on saxophones, Amy Bowles & Ben Zecker on keys, Mike Feingold, Jeff Lockhart, & Steve Fell on guitar, Chris Loftlin, Nate Edgar & Aaron Bellamy on bass, and Tom Arey,Pete Maclean, Nikki Glaspie, & Aaron Jackson on drums. T The group also presents improvisation workshops and concerts at schools throughout New England. Booking: brian@brianthomasgroup.com

Akashic Record is a soul-jazz/funk, Hammond organ driven quintet founded by drummer Tom Arey and organist Beau Sasser. Tom landed a small local weekly residency called The Akashic Sessions, to serve as a melting pot for local musicians and a chance for them to play consistently in a low-key setting to work on their craft. Friends Mike Tucker (tenor sax) and Brian Thomas (trombone) began joining the weekly jam session and a line-up began to solidify. Guitarist Jason Yost joined the band in 2005 and the Akashic Record lineup was set. This all-star lineup began playing consistently in Northampton and Boston, MA to full capacity crowds for their floor shakin', dirty, down home grooves. While continuing to focus on original compositions and interactive improvisation, The Akashic Record began spreading the grooves to Connecticut, Rhode Island, and NYC. Booking: brian@brianthomasgroup.com

Brian Thomas / Alex Lee Clark B3 Big Band is a 16 piece ensemble that features hard swingin' and hard groovin' original compositions and arrangements by Brian and Alex. The two met while studying jazz compostion at UMASS Amherst under the guidance of Jeff Holmes. The B3 part of the big band is the Hammond B3 organ. The concept and foundation of the group begins with the organ trio line-up of Beau Sasser on organ, Steve Fell on guitar, and Tom Arey on drums. That rhythm section is augmented by a 13 piece all-star horn section including Mike Thomas, Pete Levesque, Paul Lieberman, Mike Tucker, Jared Sims, Brian Thomas, Jeff Galindo, Scott Flynn, Angel Subero, Yare Muniz, Trent Austin, Alex Lee-Clark, and Eric Bloom. Booking: brian@brianthomasgroup.com

Pressure Cooker was established in Boston, Massachusetts in January of 1997 to create and perform a fresh and positive blend of original music, inspired by classic reggae, ska and rock steady movements. Eight years and several albums later the mission remains the same. Booking: Matt Walt @ Pretty Polly Productions mailto:adobkowski@mac.com

Night Rhythm is without question the best "General Business"/Function band in Boston. Check out the website for more info.


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