Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

Fri Nov 9 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Nublu Classic

62 Avenue C New York, NY 10009

Ages 21+

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Jonathan Scales is one of the most innovative steel pannists on the planet, and is redefining and challenging traditional expectations of his signature instrument. In his hands, the sonic palette of an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical resorts is radically expanded to mimic the role of horns, piano, vibraphone or marimba due to his stunning, virtuosic technique. Scales’ mesmerizing compositions have captivated listeners and elevated him to the status of a true composer, forging new territory in the medium of instrumental music.

Jonathan will be joined by E’Lon JD on bass and Maison Guidry on drums.

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Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

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    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra explodes onto stages with an indescribable sound that is as much felt as it is heard: “a Thelonius Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity” (Pan on the Net).

    Weaving together collective and individual influences without compromise, they are as much themselves as they are a unit—a crucial trait of landmark instrumental ensembles. At center stage, steel pannist and founder Jonathan Scales’ compositional skill mixes with tasteful, avant-garde improvisations to form an unmistakably unique approach to an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical music. Driftwood Magazine says: “Scales is to steel pans ….what Béla Fleck is to the banjo—an über innovator.” 

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s self-titled 2013 debut album on Ropeadope Records featured guest collaborators Victor Wooten and Howard Levy of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and is fully orchestrated with horns and strings. In 2014, the Fourchestra released Mixtape Symphony (Ropeadope), a dense, half-hour long-form album inspired by and dedicated to Roy “Futureman” Wooten, which peaked at #6 on the iTunes Jazz charts. Wooten and other Flecktones members occasionally perform with the Fourchestra, bringing the relationship full-circle.

    With a successful European tour in the Fall of 2015 under their belts and the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival confirmed for 2016, fans, critics and promoters alike anticipate the Fourchestra’s arrival on big North American jazz festival stages in the near future. In the meantime, Scales and his band continue to tour the North American club circuit, building an audience one awed, mouth agape fan at a time…

CEG & Nolafunk Presents

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

Fri Nov 9 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Nublu Classic New York NY
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
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Ages 21+

Jonathan Scales is one of the most innovative steel pannists on the planet, and is redefining and challenging traditional expectations of his signature instrument. In his hands, the sonic palette of an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical resorts is radically expanded to mimic the role of horns, piano, vibraphone or marimba due to his stunning, virtuosic technique. Scales’ mesmerizing compositions have captivated listeners and elevated him to the status of a true composer, forging new territory in the medium of instrumental music.

Jonathan will be joined by E’Lon JD on bass and Maison Guidry on drums.

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

Jazz

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra explodes onto stages with an indescribable sound that is as much felt as it is heard: “a Thelonius Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity” (Pan on the Net).

Weaving together collective and individual influences without compromise, they are as much themselves as they are a unit—a crucial trait of landmark instrumental ensembles. At center stage, steel pannist and founder Jonathan Scales’ compositional skill mixes with tasteful, avant-garde improvisations to form an unmistakably unique approach to an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical music. Driftwood Magazine says: “Scales is to steel pans ….what Béla Fleck is to the banjo—an über innovator.” 

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s self-titled 2013 debut album on Ropeadope Records featured guest collaborators Victor Wooten and Howard Levy of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and is fully orchestrated with horns and strings. In 2014, the Fourchestra released Mixtape Symphony (Ropeadope), a dense, half-hour long-form album inspired by and dedicated to Roy “Futureman” Wooten, which peaked at #6 on the iTunes Jazz charts. Wooten and other Flecktones members occasionally perform with the Fourchestra, bringing the relationship full-circle.

With a successful European tour in the Fall of 2015 under their belts and the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival confirmed for 2016, fans, critics and promoters alike anticipate the Fourchestra’s arrival on big North American jazz festival stages in the near future. In the meantime, Scales and his band continue to tour the North American club circuit, building an audience one awed, mouth agape fan at a time…