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186 1/2 Hampshire St.
Sat, May 12, 2012
Saturday - May 12, 2012
186 1/2 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
The Kevin Frenette Quartet + Dr T
Kevin Frenette (guitar)
James Rohr (piano)
John McLellan (drums)
Kit Demos (bass)
Dr T - video mix
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”Kevin Frenette's cd 'Connections' is a dazzling display of sympathetic interactions with truly spontaneous results. Frenette and company combine for a powerful force of open-minded creative energy.”
--- John Barron/JazzReview.com
Boston area guitarist Kevin Frenette has performed throughout the Northeast USA making music that is inspired by both avant-garde jazz and contemporary improvisation. He studied guitar, composition, and music theory at UMASS-Dartmouth where he received a BA in Theory/Composition. He has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright, Joe Giardullo, Pandelis Karayorgis, Daniel Levin, Forbes Graham, Luther Gray, Harvey Sorgen and Dan DeChellis. In 2007, Fuller Street Music released Kevin’s first date as a leader: CONNECTIONS. That album featured Frenette with Tatsuya Nakatani on percussion, Andy McWain on piano and Todd Keating on bass.
James Rohr has been wrestling with the piano since the age of 5. Sometimes he tries to play all 88 keys at once, sometimes just a few. He began playing professionally at 14 at a BBQ joint in New Mexico where he played a piano for ribs. In the mid 1990's, James formed a piano trio with Nate Mcbride on bass, and Curt Newton on drums. Together they released three recordings that a few people in Europe and Canada heard. James has had the honor and privelige of playing with many of the great improvisors in the Boston/NYC area. Currently, James is interested in writing and performing songs with his band, the blue ribbons, which he describes as Ray Charles and Johnny Cash meet Captain Beefheart and Sun Ra.
John McLellan was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Massachusetts; his resume is expansive and varied, including work with Joe and Mat Maneri, Roswell Rudd, Bern Nix, Roy Campbell, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Denman Maroney, Ben Monder, and the Either/Orchestra. He has performed at festivals throughout the country, including the Newport Jazz Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, and New York's Vision Festival. John‘s inventive drumming can be heard on his duo record with saxophonist Joe McPhee, Grand Marquis on Boxholder Records and Mat Maneri’s latest release on Thirsty Ear Records, Pentagon.
Kit Demos has studied physics, jazz, and classical music performance privately and in college. He has been performing and recording with free jazz/free improv guitarist Jeff Platz in the northeast USA and Europe and performing with Portland based band, Mystic Out Bop Review, since the spring of 2000. Outside of performing, he currently teaches high school chemistry and physics, and has been swallowed whole by a passion for analog music synthesis which he incorporates in his performances.