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al tru is tic – unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others
Altruistic is a band comprised of musicians from very different walks of life. Its members hail from New York and Connecticut, and combine the musical styles of Latin, Contemporary, Fusion, Straight ahead and Smooth Jazz with Funk, R&B and Gospel rhythms to create a sound they call "Gumbo".
Led by Al Thomas, the group consists of the following members:
Alfred Thomas Jr. Flute/Vocals
Pat Williams Guitar/Vocals
Steven Haywood Drums
Donnell Roberts Bass
John Davis Keyboards
The band collectively has numerous years of experience, and has played venues all over the Eastern Seaboard. Members of the band have played with and/or opened for artists such as: Najee, Marion Meadows, Branford Marsalis, Alex Bugnon, Pieces of a Dream and the late Dizzy Gillespie to name a few.