Benefit for Mali
JeConte, The Sleeping Giants
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Tracorum is an original Rock'n'Soul/Rhythm'n'Blues band from San Francisco, California. Epic live shows and original music are at the heart of this soul quenching, eclectic bay area talent. Steeped in traditional roots music the band has continued to create a positively unique sound that is the vast umbrella known as Tracorum.
Tracorum features some of the San Francisco's most talented and varied musicians: The individual sounds of South African drummer Ian Herman (Paul Simon, Sting, Mickey Hart Band, Vusi Mahlasela, Hugh Masekela) Mark Calderon (Zigaboo Modeliste,Leo Neocentelli) on bass coupled with soulful songwriter/pianist/vocalist Fletcher Nielsen and the electric Derek Brooker on guitar make for a band who's sound is equally masterful both in the studio and live on stage.3
Tracorum has released two studio albums:
-2006 "Rock n Soul"
-2011 "The Lesson"
The Lesson has been well received and is in rotation on over 50 college and AAA radio stations across the country.
Tracorum's "Break the Chains" was nominated for a 2011 Independent Music Award in the Sing out for Social Change category
Tracorum has shared the stage with great acts such as Robert Randolph Family Band, Trombone Shorty, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Ivan Neville's Dumpstafunk, Umphreys McGee, Mickey Hart Band, Bill Kreutzmann's (of the Grateful Dead) 7 WalkersALO and many others…
Song writing and consistent gut wrenching concerts separate this band from the masses. Tracorum has inked over 400 shows from California to New Orleans to Amsterdam, Netherlands. The band's musicianship and dedicated efforts can been seen night after night in the contagious joy they exude while playing on stage and in the crowds attentive response to the ever changing eclectic music they create.
Inspirational Northern California Rock 'n' Roll at its best. JeConte brings an energy level and performance that gets the crowd rocking and keeps it rocking. This energy, combined with a deep soulful New Orleans Blues, Jazz & Funk influence, along with JeConte's non-stop lightening harmonica chops, makes this high energy music experience what live Rock, Blues, and Funk music is all about.
Throughout the years singer, songwriter, and harmonica player JeConte has played in multiple projects and with multiple bands throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The current band features Mattey Cohen, Mike Sugar, Lex Razon & JeConte. In addition Chris Haugen, Glenn Hartman & Alan Williams help to round out this eclectic wheel of performers, perfecting a sound that is sure to keep em on their feet.
JeConte has been singing and playing harmonica all of his adult Life, his style is his own and features his soulful, bluesy vocals and a Texas Blues/Jazz/Funk Harmonica style that is one of a kind. He plays his harmonica's through a vintage 1940's Vega Amp and multiple customized and modified microphones: a custom turner, and a modified JT30.
Over the years JeConte has played with a number of musicians throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, New Orleans, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Europe, Latin America and South America. He has been a member of many projects including, THIC, The Push (pushsf.com) and Citronica Muse.
Launched in early November 2009 JeConte's self-titled debut album 'Sweet Northern California' has received rave reviews. Featured ReviewYou can purchase the album direct from the iTunes link above. The Album features Mattey Cohen on Vocals and Guitar, Lex Razon on Drums, Mike Sugar on Bass and JeConte on Vocals, Harmonica and Guitar. All tunes are written by JeConte and Mattey Cohen except for 'Macaroon' (JeConte & Chris Haugen) and 'Run to the Sea'(JeConte & Mike Sugar). Special guests include: Derek Brooker, Robin Coomer, Chris Haugen, Glenn Hartman, Wally Ingram, Sean Leahy & Alan Williams.
The Sleeping Giants
From the depths of the Undrearms.com a union was forged over a decade ago. The rum ran freely. The deceptions ran deep. It was two days until dawn, running from the gravestone with the jade pagoda in sight. Years would fly by. Women were left wanting more. Nipping at the heels of the horizon as the foot falls dampened out the sun. A new decade arose. A new sound was heralded in, and then awoke the Sleeping Giants.