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Sidewinder is an ensemble that takes on soul-jazz, rearchitected rock, funk, and soul. They crosses boundaries while keeping the groove alive and the tunes real, bringing a tent-revival electricity to each gig. In short, Sidewinder creates interstellar soul-jazz.
Sidewinder takes it cue from the great jazz and soul-jazz legends of yore (Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, McCoy Tyner, Lou Donaldson, Charles Lloyd, Rahsaan Roland Kirk) as well as more recent distillations (John Scofield, MM&W, the Bad Plus, Sonny Sharrock, Kenny Garrett). Sidewinder also explores artists not typically undertaken by a jazz ensemble (Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead, Cream, Pink Floyd, The Police, The Beatles). Blending originals and standards, Sidewinder purveys the groove and explores uncharted sonic territories.
Sidewinder plays all over the greater Seattle area, including LUCID Lounge, the SeaMonster Lounge, Mona’s Bistro, the Copper Gate, the Blue Moon, the Arts Ave series at University Heights, and annual summer festivals in Seattle (Pinehurstfest).