Good Medicine & Numbskull Present
SLO Gathering feat. Captain Nasty & Zongo Allstars
1025 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
This event is all ages
Captain Nasty is Central Coasts own 9-piece afrobeat funk ensemble. Brand new and red hot! Horns, percussion, axes, and ivory playing only the most tasty grooves. For the funkiest of booty shakin' extravaganzas, book Captain Nasty!
Zongo All-Stars has been lighting up dance floors all over the Central Coast with with our unique blend of Afro-Latin / Afro-Caribbean / Funk / Reggae / Calypso music that we like to call "CaliCubano". The foundation starts with the drums. Then add in congas, timbales, and other percussion. To round out the ryhthm section, add in top talent on electric bass & electric guitar. Melodic elements come from a strong horn section, featuring trumpet, alto, tenor, and bari saxes, flutes, and the sweet sound of the steel drum transporting you straight to the Caribbean for a hot, fun, and exciting music & dance experience!
The Zongo players have been making music together under different groups for over 20 years! Most notably, 6 of the 7 players were in Mozaic, the very popular Central Coast Afro-Funk band back in the early 90's. After the breakup of Mozaic, the horn section (Andrew Wise - sax/flute and Paul Irving - trumpet) got together and developed over 50 of Andrew's original compostions. Bass player Dylan Johnson went on to study music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and then received his masters in jazz studies from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. Guitarist Jacob Odell also went to Berklee for his bachelors in jazz studies. Drummer Jennings Jacobsen went on to tour professionally with Rock Steady Posse and then with Damon Castillo Band. Justin Perkins kept on developing his percussion & steel drum skills playing with various groups.
A decade later, Dylan decided to come back to the Central Coast from New York. Hearing the news, Paul and Andrew invited him to help launch the new group. He accepted. Jacob and Justin were also interested. Drummer Sean Sullivan was pulled in, as was John Lee, a multi-instrumentalist with a masters in Latin Jazz. The group quickly put it all together and opened up the beautiful Back Bay Inn Garden concert venue for the Baywood Park Oktoberfest in 2007 for it 1st of many great shows to follow. After a couple of years, Sean went on to pursue other interests, and Jennings rejoined the group. That's the story & we're sticking to it!
Zongo All-Stars is now a Central Coast staple in the live music & fun business, playing at select outdoor festivals, concert houses, corporate events, weddings, and other private parties. Please join us for one of our upcoming events, and please contact us to explore working together to make your next event one to remember!
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Andrew Wise: Alto Saxophone, Wood & Bamboo Flutes
Paul Irving: Trumpet
Dylan Johnson: Bass
Jacob Odell: Guitar
Jennings Jacobsen: Drum Kit
Justin Perkins: Percussion / Steel Drums
John Lee: Percussion / Flute / Tenor & Baritone Saxophones
Wordsauce was formed in 2009 by a group of musicians living in San Luis Obispo, CA. Built on the idea of Cross-Contamination, the Sauce brings together members from highly diverse backgrounds and experience in many styles of music. Their mission is to spread good vibes and awesome music from the central coast to the nation, and eventually to the world.
Their first release was in 2010, the “Live in the Studio EP”, which was recorded in a single session at Cuesta College's recording studio. Since then, Wordsauce has played all over the state of California, in backyards, bars, benefit shows, and outdoor festivals.
Wordsauce's newest EP, “The Leak”, was released Summer 2014. They follwed this with their first ever tour, playing over twenty shows up and down the coast of California and Oregon during the month of August 2014. Wordsauce is now back in the studio working on their first full length album, along with a new single and music video.
ROOTS/ROCK/REGGAE from San luis Obispo CA!
$10.00 - $12.00
Fremont Theater - SLO
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