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Spontaneous Architects / Bio

The Spontaneous Architects are a group of adventurous musicians who think the world could use some more music. Finger poppin' hip hoppin' hard boppin' music, that is! This band was started in the spirit of the nu-jazz movement, which weaves modern beats and styles into the fabric of improvisational jazz. The ensemble is comprised of strong soloists that all play with a great deal of passion and energy that creates an exciting, engaging experience for the audience. The band plays all original music composed by saxophonist John Vaillancourt, a veteran performer who has recorded dozens of CDs as a sideman and leader and has played at jazz festivals and clubs throughout the Northeast. The compositions range from deep funk grooves to world jazz beats, and they're based on interesting yet accessible harmonic structures. The combination of the trumpet, sax, and acoustic bass evoke the classic jazz quintet sound of the hard bop era, yet the band's sound is entirely modern and fresh. The other members of the band are Jerry Sabatini (trumpet/flugelhorn), Mike Effenberger (piano), Rob Gerry (bass), and Gary Fieldman (drums). They're all seasoned performers and leaders of their own successful ensembles and have recorded many CDs as sidemen and leaders. Each of these musicians brings a unique, strong voice to the music that creates a varied musical tapestry that's vibrant, dynamic, and always grooving!

General Info

Band Members
John Vaillancourt - Multi-Instrumentalist/Composer
Artist Name
Spontaneous Architects
Home Page
Active Since
Jazz / Nu-Jazz / Funk

Contact Info

Boston, MA