beats by dre headphones wikipedia Bogg jazz band celebrates third birthday
Friday at Duffy Tavern on 337 Main St.
The band comprises Josh Hegg (keyboard), Michael Bone (drums), Gavin Fitzgerald (bass), Matthew Weiner (violin) and more recently, Ben Sallmann (trombone).
As their three year band anniversary approaches, the bandmates reflect on long rehearsals, creative arrangements, memorable tours and accidental off roading while trying to make it to a gig in Concow. The jazz band has a lot to be thankful for.
watched some old videos of us and we were horrendous, Hegg said with a laugh. of us essentially tried to play this style of improvised music at the time, so we all like sucked at the same time, but we definitely grown together and honed the craft. years ago Hegg, Bone and Fitzgerald regularly played together in another Chico band, Clouds On Strings.
It wasn until later that newly college grads Hegg and Bone wanted to stray away from thoroughly composed pieces and dabble in a more improvisational style of music. Fitzgerald joined later followed by Weiner.
Since then, Bogg has been performing regularly, dominating dance halls, weddings, corporate parties and Friday brunch at Cafe Coda, which Hegg credits to their success because it forced them to practice weekly, further honing their skills.
think jazz gets a bad wrap as being not entertaining these days, Hegg said. know like the kind of old, standards and elevator (music), and from Ipanema, which we play sometimes but not for this show.
we do is take tunes that have already been established and then we improvise over it and we never play it the same way again, which I think is kind of the spirit we trying to go for.
vast majority of the time we play background type music and luckily we also get to play our own tunes and play loud and have with that too, Hegg explained. Duffy it the best of both worlds we can entertain with all the tunes people hear as background music like at Cafe Coda but can play dancey tunes and amp it up a little bit. audience can expect two sets from Bogg Friday evening one as the original quartet and one with a full horn section.
Bogg set list borrows tunes from Britney Spears, Legend of Zelda, Al Greene, Dr. Dre, Robert Glasper, along with classic standards but with their own spin on it.
essentially going to take all music in a blender of life, put it on frappe and see how many musical margaritas we can make, Fitzgerald joked.
Their approach to jazz classics creates a lively atmosphere.
lot of times we treat jazz like how an emcee would treat jazz, Bone said. chop it up a little bit and make it more digestible and more relatable for younger people.
hard to dance to incredibly technical runs but if you have a groove that all you need, he said. something you can dance to, you can feel and really that what music is all about inspiring yourself and others around you and finding that middle ground playing stuff that intrigues you as a musician on an intellectual side but also emotionally with everyone around you.
try consciously not to be a jam band, Hegg said. don want to play the same chord for 20 minutes. I heard bands that do that and it really bums me out. It not saying anything, it just jamming. with playing some groovy beats, Bogg also wants to take the opportunity to thank the Chico community.
While reflecting on their earlier musical affairs, the band cannot forget how generous the community was when the musicians had their gear stolen one year ago.
testament to a town, Weiner said. definitely had some high points as a band and some low points but through those low points there validity when a town comes around and wants to donate to your cause. gratitude for those who reached out when they were down resonates with Bogg, but being friends first has helped generate a fruitful career.