Trey Anastasio performing in 2002
|Born||September 30, 1964 |
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
|Origin||Burlington, Vermont, U.S.|
|Genre(s)||Jam, rock, jazz fusion, progressive rock|
|Instrument(s)||Guitar, drums, piano, electronic keyboard, percussion|
|Label(s)||Elektra, Sony, Rubber Jungle|
|Associated acts||Phish, Oysterhead, Dave Matthews and Friends, Phil Lesh and Friends, Surrender to the Air, Eight Foot Fluorescent Tubes, Space Antelope, SerialPod, Bivouac Jaun, Bad Hat, New York!|
Trey Anastasio (born Ernest Joseph Anastasio III on September 30, 1964) is an American guitarist, composer, and vocalist most noted for his work with the rock band Phish. Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas and the seventeenth-largest city in the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Burlington is the largest city in the US state of Vermont and is the shire town ( County seat) of The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Jam bands (or jambands) are musical groups whose albums and live performances relate to a fan culture which originated with the 1960s group Grateful Dead and continued Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Fusion or more specifically jazz fusion or jazz rock, is a Musical genre that merges Jazz with elements of other styles of music particularly Progressive rock (often shortened to " progressive " " prog " or " prog rock " is a form of Rock music that evolved A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers An electronic keyboard or digital keyboard is a type of Keyboard instrument. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Elektra Records is a now-dormant American Record label owned by Warner Music Group (WMG and from 2004 on operating under WMG's Atlantic Records Rubber Jungle Records is an Independent record label created by former Phish frontman Trey Anastasio. Phish is an American Jam band noted for their Musical improvisation, extended Jam sessions and cult following Oysterhead is a supergroup rock band featuring guitarist Trey Anastasio of Phish, bassist Les Claypool of Primus Dave Matthews & Friends is an American Jam band that was put together for a tour to support Dave Matthews ' solo debut Some Devil. Phil Lesh and Friends is an American rock band formed and led by Phil Lesh, bassist of the Grateful Dead. Surrender to the Air was a Free jazz ensemble led by Trey Anastasio of Phish that included Marshall Allen, Damon Choice and Michael Ray SerialPod is a rock trio featuring Phish members Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon along with Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann Bivouac Jaun is a project recorded in the spring of 1984 featuring Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Phish lyricist Tom Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Phish is an American Jam band noted for their Musical improvisation, extended Jam sessions and cult following He is credited by name as composer of 152 Phish original songs, 140 of them as a solo credit, in addition to 41 credits attributed to the band as a whole.  He was ranked as number 73 on the Rolling Stone List of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published 
Anastasio, whose name derives from the Greek word for resurrection, began playing the drums as a youth, turning to guitar while a teenager. His father was an executive with Educational Testing Service. The Educational Testing Service (or ETS) is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization operating on an annual budget of approximately $1 Anastasio's mother Dina, with whom he wrote songs as a child, was an author and the editor of Sesame Street magazine. Sesame Street is an American educational Children's television series and a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard combining He attended Princeton Day School for junior high school, where he began to write music with some of his classmates. Princeton Day School is a private Coeducational Day school located in Princeton Township, New Jersey. Some of these songs (for example, "Golgi Apparatus") would find their way into the Phish repertoire, and many other Anastasio compositions refer to these early experiences. For senior high school, Anastasio attended The Taft School along with The Dude of Life, who helped pen such Phish compositions as "Suzy Greenberg", "Fluffhead", "Skippy the Wondermouse", "Run Like an Antelope", "Slave to the Traffic Light", and "Dinner and a Movie". Steve Pollak, best known by his stage name The Dude of Life, is a Musician and Lyricist, who has co-written numerous Phish songs including "Suzy At Taft, Anastasio founded his first two bands, Red Tide and Space Antelope.
After Anastasio completed high school, he enrolled in the University of Vermont, attending from fall of 1983 to spring of 1984 as a philosophy major. The University of Vermont is a national public research university and the state of Vermont's land-grant university It was here that he met Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, and Jeff Holdsworth, who founded Phish in 1983. Jon Fishman (born February 19, 1965) is an American Drummer best known for his work with the Jam band Phish. Mike Gordon (born June 3, 1965 in Sudbury, Massachusetts) is a bass player and vocalist most noted for his work with the rock band Jeff Holdsworth was a founding member of the rock band Phish. In December of 1983 the group formed to play an ROTC dance. They played a setlist of cover songs, including "Proud Mary" which was performed twice. The band was very primitive at this time and used hockey sticks as mic stands. After performing one set, Michael Jackson's Thriller album was put on by a partygoer to drown out the band. Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29 1958 is an American musician entertainer and businessman Thriller is the sixth Studio album by American pop musician Michael Jackson. The band wouldn't return to play but were still paid for the performance. While at the University of Vermont, Anastasio hosted an early morning radio program, Ambient Alarm Clock. Radio programming is the content that is broadcast by Radio stations The original inventors of radio such as Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo
Anastasio was eventually suspended from college for an entire semester after he broke into the science building and stole a human hand and a goat's heart. He sent it to his friend as a prank with a note that said "I've got to hand it to you, you've got heart. " During his suspension, Anastasio attended classes at Mercer County Community College while living at home and while there met up with old friend Tom Marshall. Mercer County Community College (MCCC is an accredited, Co-educational two-year public, Community college located in Mercer County Tom Marshall (b November 12, 1963) is a Lyricist, Keyboardist and Singer/songwriter best known for his association with Also attending Mercer was Marc Daubert who would officially join Phish as percussionist from September 1984 to February 1985. Marc Daubert was the Percussionist for the rock band Phish for a brief time in their early history joining the band in September 1984 and leaving the band in After seeing a Phish show, pianist Page McConnell joined Phish in the autumn of 1985. Page Samuel McConnell (born May 17, 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a pianist/organist/keyboardist most noted for his work with the Anastasio, along with Jon Fishman, transferred to Goddard College, which he attended from fall of 1986 to spring of 1988. Goddard College is a private college located in Plainfield, Vermont, that grants bachelor degrees ( BA and BFA) and master degrees ( MA
During this time Anastasio also began a lifelong association with composer Ernie Stires, who taught him techniques for composition and arranging. While at Goddard, Anastasio assembled the song cycle The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday as his senior project. The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday was the senior study of Trey Anastasio, guitarist and primary vocalist of the rock band Phish, written while he These songs would become mainstays of the Phish catalog. Anastasio graduated from Goddard in 1988 with a degree in creative writing.
On August 13, 1994 Anastasio married Susan Eliza Statesir. They have two daughters, Eliza and Isabella.
After the break-up of Phish in 2004, Anastasio has continued to tour periodically, both fronting his own band and also a 2006 collaboration with Phish bassist Mike Gordon and the New York City jazz and post-rock group, the Benevento/Russo Duo. The Benevento/Russo Duo (or The Duo for short is an alternative Jazz / rock band from New York City, featuring Marco Benevento
At 3:30 AM on December 15, 2006, Anastasio was stopped by a Whitehall, NY patrolman for failure to keep right. Whitehall is a Town in Washington County, New York, United States.  He was summarily arrested for a DWI-drugs, driving with a suspended license, and possessing prescription drugs in Whitehall, NY. Driving under the influence of alcohol ( driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, drinking and driving, drink-driving) or other drugs Whitehall is a Town in Washington County, New York, United States. The drugs included heroin and the prescription drugs hydrocodone, alprazolam, and oxycodone, prescribed to someone else. Heroin ( INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from Morphine, a derivative Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic Opioid derived from two of the naturally occurring Opiates Codeine and Thebaine Alprazolam, also known under the trade names Xanax and Niravam, is a short-acting drug of the Benzodiazepine class used to treat moderate Oxycodone is an Opioid Analgesic Medication synthesized from Thebaine. He was released under the custody of a friend and the court date for these charges was set for January 10, 2007, at Whitehall Village Court. If convicted, he could have faced up to a year in jail.  A grand jury later handed Anastasio three felony charges on February 28, 2007, to which he plead not guilty.  On April 13, 2007, Anastasio pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge as part of an agreement to avoid jail time. Instead he will spend twelve to fifteen months in part of a drug court program, be subject to random drug tests and perform community service. 
On July 24, 2007, Anastasio released another instrumental album, The Horseshoe Curve, via his own Rubber Jungle Records. The Horseshoe Curve is Trey Anastasio 's sixth studio album It was his second release on his record label Rubber Jungle Records. Rubber Jungle Records is an Independent record label created by former Phish frontman Trey Anastasio.
On August 14, Anastasio made a surprise guest appearance in Saratoga Springs, New York during Dave Matthews Band's performance at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Saratoga Springs is a City in Saratoga County, New York, USA. Dave Matthews Band (also known by the initials DMB) is a United States -based rock band originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia He sat in and jammed with the band during "Lie in Our Graves. "
On October 20, 2007, Anastasio appeared with Phil Lesh & Friends at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, New York. Phil Lesh and Friends is an American rock band formed and led by Phil Lesh, bassist of the Grateful Dead. Glens Falls is a City in Warren County, New York, United States. Anastasio performed the entire show, which included Grateful Dead staples such as "Bertha", "Dark Star", "Viola Lee Blues" and "Franklin's Tower", as well as performances of Anastasio songs "Shine" and "Plasma".
On January 16, 2008, Anastasio spent two days in New York state's Washington County Jail after he was found to have violated the conditions of his participation in Washington County Drug Treatment Court. A Washington County assistant district attorney says Anastasio was sent to jail because he failed to show up for a court-ordered appointment.
On May 7, 2008, Trey and the rest of Phish accepted a ‘Lifetime Achievement prize’ at the 2008 Jammys. 
In late May 2008, Trey Anastasio's website announced that he would perform in his first appearance at the Newport Folk Festival on August 2, 2008. The Newport Folk Festival is an American annual folk -oriented Music festival in Newport Rhode Island, which began in 1959
On May 29, 2008, Trey Anastasio's website announced that he would be performing a solo acoustic set at the inaugural Rothbury Music Festival in Rothbury Michigan on Sunday, July 6th. This will be his first scheduled live appearance since his December 2006 arrest.
Both before and after the dissolution of Phish in August of 2004, Anastasio has fronted and participated in a variety of different ensembles.
Anastasio enjoys a reputation as one of the preeminent guitarists working today. He played drums in early youth, but quickly developed a facility for the acoustic guitar and, more notably, the electric guitar. A steel-string acoustic guitar, is a modern form of Guitar descended from the Classical guitar, but strung with steel strings for a brighter louder sound An electric guitar is a type of Guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into an electrical current which is made louder
Anastasio has employed the services of his friend and audio technician Paul Languedoc (Phish's soundman from 1986–2004) throughout his career. Paul Languedoc was the soundman for rock group Phish prior to the band's breakup in 2004; as the band's chief sound engineer and house mixer The highly resonant hollow-body electric guitars built by Languedoc for Anastasio, his Ibanez Tube Screamers, and Ross Compressors are key to his signature tone. The Ibanez Tube Screamer is an overdrive Effect pedal produced by Ibanez which is named for the fact that its light Distortion is similar to Trey has three custom Languedoc hollowbody electric guitars:
The designs of Anastasio's Languedoc guitars, inspired in part by the commercially unsuccessful Fender Starcaster, are uniquely conceived and handcrafted instruments that make use of set maple necks with 24-fret ebony fret boards, dual Seymour Duncan PAF reissue humbuckers and custom-wired electronics. The Fender Starcaster was a hollowbody Electric guitar made by the Fender company Seymour Duncan is a company that is best known for manufacturing of Guitar pickups and currently has a line of effects pedals A conventional humbucker (or Humbucking pickup) is a type of Electric guitar pickup that uses two coils both generating string signal The first two Languedocs also featured a single coil pickup in the middle (each was removed when it became the backup guitar). Because they are true hollow-bodies (as opposed to semi-hollow body construction), and because Anastasio typically plays with two Ibanez Tube Screamer overdrives, the guitars are prone to excessive feedback, requiring a great deal of manual dexterity and control on the guitarist's part in order to manage the signal. Anastasio has learned to tame this feedback and often used it to his advantage in the creation of psychedelic and other-worldly sounds onstage and in the studio ("The Squirming Coil", "The Divided Sky", and "You Enjoy Myself", to name a few, use this unique feedback in portions of the song). Lawn Boy was Phish 's fourth Album, hitting stores on September 21, 1990. You Enjoy Myself, known in short as YEM by Phisheads is a Phish song written by Trey Anastasio.
Anastasio's electric guitar technique is largely conventional; he does not typically make use of tapping techniques and does not usually play slide guitar (an example of when he does is in the Oysterhead section of Les Claypool's 5 Gallons of Diesel). Tapping is a playing technique generally associated with the Electric guitar, although the technique may be performed on almost any String instrument. Slide guitar or bottleneck guitar is a particular method or technique for playing the Guitar. Oysterhead is a supergroup rock band featuring guitarist Trey Anastasio of Phish, bassist Les Claypool of Primus Leslie Edward "Les" Claypool (born September 29, 1963 in Richmond, California, U 5 Gallons of Diesel is a music DVD about Les Claypool. It was released on November 15, 2005 on Prawn Song. He normally uses a 2. 0mm Adamas graphite guitar pick, but does not always do so. A guitar pick is a type of Plectrum designed for use on a Guitar. Melodically, he often incorporates modes, notably the dorian, mixolydian, and locrian, as well as pentatonic scales. In Music, a scale is an ordered series of Musical intervals which along with the key or tonic, define the pitches However mode Due to historical confusion Dorian mode or Doric mode can refer to two very different Musical modes or Diatonic scales Greek The Mixolydian mode is a Musical mode or Diatonic scale. It has the same series of tones and semitones as the Major scale, except A pentatonic scale is a musical scale with five pitches per Octave in contrast to an heptatonic (seven note scale such as the Major scale In addition to scales, Anastasio makes abundant use of arpeggios while improvising as well as in his compositional material. In Music, an arpeggio is a broken chord where the Notes are played or sung in Sequence, one after the other rather than Ringing out simultaneously He is known for his skill in improvisation. Improvisation (also called extemporization) is the practice of acting singing talking and reacting of making and creating in the moment and in response to the stimulus of In the tradition of bebop players, he often quotes, or "teases" his own music or the music of others in his solos, sometimes subtly and other times directly. Bebop or bop is a form of Jazz characterized by fast Tempos and Improvisation based on Harmonic structure rather than Melody
Anastasio uses barre chords extensively, including open voicings of minor seventh, minor ninth, and minor thirteenth chords in addition to the sharp ninth chords associated with blues-based guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix. Barre chords (also known as barré chords and bar chords, but more commonly spelled as "barre" are a type of Guitar chord where This article describes musical chords in traditional Western styles James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) (November 27 1942 – September 18 1970 was an American Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter He incorporates exotic chord progressions and voicings, chord substitutions, ghost notes, and rhythmic scratching. A chord substitution is the use of a chord in the place of another related chord in a Chord progression. Ghost notes are Musical notes occurring in a Rhythmic figure which are purposely deemphasized often nearly to the point of Silence.
While he has concentrated more on funk, jazz, and rock music styles in his electric guitar technique (especially since Phish's Remain in Light cover on Halloween 1996), Anastasio is also well-versed in country music and bluegrass modes of playing and has credited Jerry Garcia as an influence in this realm. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Remain in Light is the fourth album by Talking Heads, released in 1980. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and is a sub-genre of Country music. Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (August 1 1942 &ndash August 9 1995 was a Musician, Songwriter, Artist, and Lead guitarist and
Effects processors play a crucial role in Anastasio's guitar technique. For the album by The Jam see Sound Affects. Sound effects or audio effects are artificially created or enhanced Sounds He uses effects such as two Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamers (with analogman's Silver Mod) in sequence, chorus and Univibe-like effects, a Ross compressor (he switched eventually to Analogman's Bicompressor, then dropped the compressor from his rig) , a wah wah pedal (usually a Real McCoy Custom 3 by Geoffrey Teese, a Boomerang phrase sampler, tremolo, delay, reverb, and pitch shifters, as well as a Leslie rotating speaker horn. Analogman LLC is a company that makes and modifies guitar Effects pedals In 1995 the company lead by "Analog Mike" Piera started modifying Ibanez A wah-wah pedal (or just wah pedal) is a type of Guitar Effects pedal that alters the tone of the signal to create a distinctive effect intended to mimic Tremolo, or tremolando, is a Musical term with several meanings A regular and repetitive variation in Amplitude for the duration The Leslie speaker is a specially constructed amplifier/ Loudspeaker used to create special audio effects utilizing the Doppler effect. He controls these devices singularly or in batch with a Custom Audio footpedal bank. His use of delay loops is a signature.
In the late 1990s, Anastasio moved from a custom 2X12 cab powered by either a 100w Mesa/Boogie Mark III head or, later, a Custom Audio Electronics 3-channel preamp and Groove Tubes power amp, to a pair of modified late 1960s Fender Deluxe Reverb amps, one serving as a backup. Mesa/Boogie (also known as Mesa Engineering is a Company in Petaluma California that makes Amplifiers for Guitars and basses It was also around this time that the compressor pedal was dropped from his stage rig.
Anastasio currently plays an acoustic by Martin. A steel-string acoustic guitar, is a modern form of Guitar descended from the Classical guitar, but strung with steel strings for a brighter louder sound The CF Martin & Company is a US Guitar manufacturer established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin. In 2005, Martin released a Trey Anastasio signature model acoustic guitar. In his acoustic playing, Anastasio makes use of nontraditional tunings to create ethereal ambiance or to recreate folk styles, as did Jimmy Page and Nick Drake. James Patrick Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944 is an English Guitarist, Composer and record producer Nicholas Rodney Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974 was an English Singer-songwriter and Musician best known for his acoustic autumnal songs
In college, Anastasio studied composition under composer and arranger Ernie Stires. The two were introduced during Anastasio's residency at the University of Vermont. The University of Vermont is a national public research university and the state of Vermont's land-grant university "Guelah Papyrus", featured on Phish's major label debut A Picture of Nectar, features a Stires-influenced fugue instrumental section called "The Asse Festival" as a bridge between verses. A Picture of Nectar is Phish's fifth Studio Album. It was released on February 12, 1992, and was Phish 's In Music, a fugue (ˈfjuːg is a type of contrapuntal composition or technique of composition for a fixed number of parts, normally referred In the early years of Phish, many of Anastasio's compositions were through-composed, intricate and detailed in conception (e. Music is described as through-composed when it is relatively continuous non- sectional and/or non- Repetitive. g. "The Divided Sky", "You Enjoy Myself", "The Asse Festival", "Reba", "Fluff's Travels"). Particularly in the music he has written for his touring and recording projects apart from Phish, Anastasio has used improvisation as the driving force behind simplified songwriting. Improvisation (also called extemporization) is the practice of acting singing talking and reacting of making and creating in the moment and in response to the stimulus of
Tom Marshall, a New Jersey computer systems professional and friend of Anastasio since his Princeton childhood, has been his primary songwriting collaborator, acting as lyricist. New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. See also Princeton Township New Jersey, Borough of Princeton New Jersey Princeton Borough New Jersey Princeton Township New Jersey this Anastasio has often pulled lyrics for his music from large notebooks of poems and prose kept by Marshall, and the pair have also taken working retreats during which they wrote and/or recorded demos of new material. One such demo, Trampled By Lambs and Pecked by the Dove, has been commercially released, and many of the songs included on this release were reincarnated into Phish's 1998 album The Story of the Ghost. Trampled by Lambs and Pecked by the Dove is a release of raw tracks and song sketches written and recorded by Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall in Vermont The Story of the Ghost is the ninth studio album by the Jam band Phish. Anastasio also writes a number of his own lyrics, including all of the lyrics on his first release with Columbia Records, 2005's Shine. Columbia Records is an American Record label founded in 1888 Columbia is the oldest surviving Brand name in pre-recorded sound being the first record company Shine is Trey Anastasio 's fourth solo studio album and his first release since the breakup of Phish in August 2004
One of Anastasio’s signature compositional techniques is the use of episodic (or organic) form. “Fluff’s Travels” and “You Enjoy Myself” are good examples of through-composed pieces which evolve from one musical idea to the other, never returning to a previous musical statement. This technique had been used in a rock music setting by relatively few before Phish (Frank Zappa and the Grateful Dead are two such examples). Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21 1940 – December 4 1993 was an American Composer, Electric guitarist Record producer and Film director The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Anastasio employs modal improvisation, first made popular by Miles Davis in the late 50’s/early 60’s. Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26 1926 &ndash September 28 1991 was an American Jazz Trumpeter, Bandleader, and Composer.
Anastasio has also demonstrated skill at composing chamber music and music for orchestra, most notably on Seis De Mayo, his eponymously titled second album, and in his collaborations with the Vermont Youth Orchestra. Chamber music is a form of Classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually fairly large with string brass woodwind sections and possibly a percussion section as well Seis De Mayo is an entirely orchestral album by the guitarist and composer Trey Anastasio.
The Barn is the name given to Anastasio's rehearsal and recording facility in the countryside near Burlington, Vermont. This article is about the recording studio Three arenas are affectionately nicknamed "The Barn" see the St Burlington is the largest city in the US state of Vermont and is the shire town ( County seat) of It was reconstructed between 1996 and 1998 from an existing structure, the Alan Irish Barn. The Barn has been used by Phish and most of Anastasio's projects since 1999.
Other artists who have recorded or performed at The Barn include Herbie Hancock, Béla Fleck, John Patitucci, DJ Logic, Toots and the Maytals, Tony Levin, Umphrey's McGee, The Slip, RAQ, John Medeski, Jerry Douglas, Patti LaBelle, Nicholas Cassarino, David Gilmour, and Addison Groove Project, among others. Herbert Jeffrey Hancock ("Herbie" born April 12 1940 is a Jazz Pianist and Composer. Béla Fleck (born July 10, 1958 in New York City, New York) is an American Virtuoso Banjo player John Patitucci (born December 22, 1959) is an American Jazz Double bass and electric bass player specializing in DJ Logic (born Jason Kibler is a turntablist active primarily in Jazz and with Jam bands Kibler was raised in The Bronx. The Jamaican musical group Toots and the Maytals, originally called simply The Maytals, are one of the best known Ska and Reggae vocal groups Tony Levin (born June 6 1946, Boston Massachusetts) is an American Bass guitarist Levin is best-known for his work with Progressive Umphrey's McGee is an American Progressive rock / Jam band from Chicago Illinois (now residing in the Chicago area whose music is often referred to RAQ (rāk is a psychedelic, progressive rock Quartet from Burlington, VT. Anthony John Medeski (born 28 June 1965) is an American Jazz keyboards player and Composer. Jerry Douglas (born as Gerald Calvin Douglas on May 28, 1956 in Warren Ohio) is an American Dobro player Patricia Louise Holte (born May 24 1944) best known as her stage name Patti Labelle, is an American R&B and soul David Jon Gilmour CBE (born 6 March 1946 is an English Musician, best known as the Lead guitarist one of the lead Singers Addison Groove Project is a Funk / Jazz jam band based in Boston, MA