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The Freedom / Bio

Richard Wright,the bassist and visionary for the group The Freedom, had a dream of one day playing jazz-oriented music in the St.Louis.Mo. area. FM Smooth Jazz 104.9 was off the airwaves but many of the people whom he had talked with had missed it. He'd been in numerous R&B and Soul,Jazz/Fusion and Rock bands over the years and wondered if there were other musicians in the area who were also looking for a change.
The band has been established since April of 2011,the band has performed several venues since and has had some personel changes. In December of 2010,he had heard samples of Dennis Frentzel's drumming and wanting him to be a part of this project. Dennis was available and together they began to work on the band's set list. Also,Will Townsel on tenor and alto sax has been a musical factor,guitarist Stan Stapleton of the Stantana band has recorded and performed with the band,also. Since September of 2012, the band added veteran guitarist Micheal Townsend with his jazz and rock influenced style and sound....
The year 2014, The Freedom has made band member changes and continued on with Richard Wright on Bass Guitar,Will Townsel on Saxophone and newcomer Daniel McCrary on Drums. This currently band lineup has musicians that deliver the full package of funky jazzy musical landscapes...

General Info

Band Members
Richard Wright-bass guitar,Will Townsel-sax,Andrew Bethany-drums
Artist Name
The Freedom
Home Page
Active Since
Jazz / Jazz/fusion / R&B/Rock

Contact Info

Saint Louis, MO

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