Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Place: BAR 35 (35 N. Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii)
Time: 9pm- 2am
Cover: $5 / age: 21+
With Mistress of Ceremony Lana Saldania Spinning the best of 80s music: DJ Nocturna and DJ Rhombus
We are very excited to have Quadraphonix as our next live music for the June 27, 2015 show at BAR 35.
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Thank you to Miss Vamp Hawaii, Paragon Hawaii Gallery, Universal Art, Camera Obscura, Nephilim Halls and Bar 35.
Quadraphonix believe that music from all around the world is inter-related as people and cultures are. A band that specializes in improvisational music that takes form as they play it live, their music is based on the theory of free form jazz, which is freedom of
musical expression. Within this expression, they showcase cultural music from their live experiences and their ancestry. Fusing Indian, Malaysian, Middle Eastern and Latin music with Western styles of Jazz, Blues and Funk is what they do best.
Quadraphonix has opened up for Grammy winners and nominees such as Black Eyed Peas and the Salsa Funksters, Ozomatli and Japanese Punk Ska group Kemuri at Club Chitta in Japan.
They have shared the stage with virtuosos such as Ukulele sensations Jake Shimabukuro and Taimane Gardner. In 2014, Quadraphonix joined forces with singer/song writer and poet, Iyeoka. This collaboration has taken them all over Europe and Asia. In the summer of 2014, Quadraphonix opened shows in Europe for artist such as Robert Plant and Blues Brothers for audiences up 20 thousand. They just returned from their Europe tour.
Jonathan Heraux on drums and percussions – from New York, Panama, Haiti and Hawaii
Jonathan is the creator of this group and functions as the musical director of the band. Born in New York but has traveled and lived in many countries including Panama, Haiti and Germany during his childhood as well as during his time serving in the US Army. Influenced heavily by Buddy Rich and Gene Kruppa, he brings a strong Jazz as well as Latin influence to the group. His knowledge of playing the appropriate music for any given environment has earned him the respect of many in the music community in Hawaii as the “mood music specialist”
Shree Sadagopan on Guitar / Electric Sitar / Stand up bass – Penang, Malaysia
Born and raised in Penang Malaysia, Shree brings his rich ethnic influences of Malaysia and his deep rooted south Indian cultural music to the mix of this collaborative genre. In addition to that, his 22 years of living in Hawaii has introduced him to Classic American Blues, Jazz and Funk. His biggest influence in music is no other than the legendary Carlos Santana, also Ravi Shankar and the styles of Police guitarist Andy Summers. Putting this all together he creates a psychedelic guitar sounds that is picked, strummed and bowed.
Eli Clemens on Congas and percussions – Waimanalo, Hawaii
An experienced and hard hitting conga player, Eli trained for over 10 years with Sango, a Broadway veteran of the congas and percussions. He brings the sound of Afro-Cuban percussive rhythms to the danceable tunes of Quadraphonix. He also has learned some chants from Africa that goes along with some of the 6/8 African rhythms that he chants and plays.
Aaron Friedman on Bass
Aaron Friedman is a bassist and recording engineer/producer who lives in Honolulu, HI. In addition to performing live for audiences around the US, he has performed in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Europe. Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Aaron’s first musical love was classic hip hop, which motivated him to begin creating beats with a Roland MC-303. Inspired by the mid-90’s Bay Area hip hop sounds which often featured live instrumentation; he began to teach himself to play bass, guitar and keyboard. The bass quickly became his main instrument due to a natural affinity for creating baselines. With age, his music interests diversified as he sought out the roots of the hip-hop beats he grew up with. This lead to him becoming engrossed in funk and reggae, and he began playing shows around the San Francisco Bay Area.