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What is 'Modern Fusion' anyway?

A lot of people have been asking the question "What is 'Modern Fusion' anyway?" When you break down the two words, the term really embodies our approach to music.

Webster defines modern as: "of, relating to, or characteristic of the present or the immediate past". Fusion is defined as: "a merging of diverse, distinct, or separate elements into a unified whole". Across the band we have a large amount of genres that we like, influences that we grew up with and the like from gospel to bebop to brazilian bossas. Modern Fusion is using the stylistic elements of all these different genres to create a singular genre that's relevant to people in 2013, and beyond.

Nearing Completion

Hi Everyone, Brian here with an update on whats happening with TRIBE. We are almost finished recording our debut album 'Road To Destiny' and have a slew of performances scheduled. We are really excited about presenting our music and hope you can be a part of it too.


Brian Forehand - Saxophone

Hey everyone, Brian here giving you some insight into my mind and what Tribe will be up to in the near future. I recently installed Sibelius on my computer at home which will let me put my composed ideas to digital stone. We are working on our album 'Road to Destiny' and as it grows closer to completion I can't help but feel like its going to be really incredible. The songs compositionally are a break from traditional jazz changes but still have a nice groove.