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Nexus
Founded by Composer/Multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Sundy, Nexus is a San Diego based band that performs music that is comparable to the progressive rock and jazz-fusion of the 1960’s and 70’s. The music can be described as a synthesis of psychedelic and prog rock sensibilities with an underlying foundation of improvisation and harmony that is characteristic of music from modern jazz traditions.  The music Sundy has composed and arranged for Nexus was inspired by artists and bands like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Nucleus, Frank Zappa, John Abercrombie, Gong, Yes, and Soft Machine. 


The members of Nexus
Gabriel Sundy - Tenor/Baritone Sax and Bass Clarinet
A.G. Malcom McEvans Gabe Terrazzas Meewuson-Jones - Trombone/Trumpet/Flute/Sax
Nathan Jarrell - Electric Guitar
Grant Fisher - Electric Guitar
Edward Kornhauser - Keyboards
Mackenzie Leighton - Electric Bass
Charles Weller - Drums


Links
https://www.facebook.com/nexusjazzrock/
https://soundcloud.com/gabriel-sundy/nexus-4000
http://nexusjazzrock.bandcamp.com
Nexus on Facebook 


Video
The Whistle Stop - May 10, 2017
The Whistle Stop - March 30, 2016


The Gabriel Sundy Jazz Trio
Combining his love for jazz music with an infectious affection for the wealth of music within the jazz, rock, and pop worlds, Gabriel Sundy leads the chord-less sax driven jazz trio with Mackenzie Leighton on bass and Matthew Smith on drums. The group’s repertoire includes jazz standards, be-bop and post-bop tunes, cinematic themes, pop and rock hits played in jazz styles, as well as original compositions from members of the group. Though primarily a baritone saxophonist, Sundy can predominately be heard playing tenor saxophone with the trio.


Gabriel Sundy - sax
Mackenzie Leighton - bass
Mat Smith - drums


Audio
Live at Seven Grand. April 18th 2017


The Applebrown Jazz Ensemble
The Applebrown Jazz Ensemble’s music spans a wide range of moods from 
the formal and subdued to unbridled displays of virtuosity melding irreconcilable 
forces of cultured consonance with cathartic chaos. The multifarious Applebrown 
Jazz Ensemble traverses the repertoire by alluding to the many sentiments and emotions inherent in the human experience and imbuing each piece with a unique emotional sense.

A diverse array of musical styles and artists has had a profound influence on the compositions and overall sound of Applebrown. Not only can The Applebrown Jazz Ensemble’s music be compared to the music of Charles Mingus, Exploding Star Orchestra, Frank Zappa, George Russell, and Raymond Scott, but the following categories may also be used to describe the music of The Applebrown Jazz Ensemble: be-bop, punk jazz, dixieland, hard-bop, free jazz, progressive jazz, experimental, funk, circus, and rock.


Links/Video
Live at Lestat’s - “The”
Live at Til Two Club - “It Was As If”
The Applebrown Jazz Ensemble on Facebook


Mutantspaceboy
Founded by Gabriel Sundy in 2004, Mutantspaceboy was created 
with the objective of integrating contrasting musical styles with 
different types of composition combined with distinct methods of 
improvisation to create an eclectic amalgamation of dynamic, sentimental, and sinister music.

With the release of Mutantspaceboy's debut album in 2009, the group was reformatted and continued its exploration of instrumental music. In addition to free and structured improvisation, the repertoire expanded to include compositions that placed a greater emphasis on structure.

Though many musical styles may be used to describe Mutantspaceboy's music (e.g. jazz-rock fusion, post-rock, experimental, etc.), at its core are elements rooted in jazz and rock traditions fused with propensities that are characteristic of the avant-garde.



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