FLAVAEVOLUTION HOLIDAY SHOW

Saturday December 14, 2019
STAGE 2
8:00pm (Doors at 7)
$12 Adv / $15 Door
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HOLIDAY WEEKEND SPECIAL:
Buy a ticket to Valley Jazz Voices on Friday December 13th and get a discounted ticket bundle for $17 ($5 off)
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18+ unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian

Frank Newton - saxophones, arrangements

Dan Hendrix - trombone

Jake Weiner - saxophones

David Picchi - double bass, arrangements

FlavaEvolution (FLAY-vuh) is a truly unique jazz quartet. With just three horns and bass (no piano or drums) they are playing something altogether fresh in the Pioneer Valley, creating a sound that crosses a chamber string ensemble with modern jazz, 1970's soul, and beautiful balladry. FlavaEvolution's repertoire ranges from Pop/Rock/R&B tunes of the last 50 years and today, through swinging jazz classics, to original compositions, all with their own signature sound and style. Unique music, coming from a hip place, brought to the ears of their community. Performing throughout New England since 2008, they have connected with audiences at several local venues. FlavaEvolution is a truly versatile group, able to perform for virtually any event or in any venue. 

Arrangers Frank Newton (saxophones/woodwinds) and David Picchi (double bass) founded in FlavaEvolution in 2008, and have since penned over 100 pieces of music for the group to perform, including several original compositions. While the other two original Flava members Paul Olesuk (trombone), and Mat Schumer (saxophones/woodwinds) left the group in 2012 to pursue personal endeavors, current members Dan Hendrix (trombone) and Jake Weiner (saxes/woodwinds) have completed the line-up since, and keep the group swinging strong into the future.