Zero Dollar Trio

Zero Dollar Trio

The Zero Dollar Trio is a blend of chamber jazz meets free improvisation diving into a multitude of sounds, textures and grooves.

Nick Di Maria – Flugelhorn, Cornet, Melodica
Jaime Paul Lamb – String Bass
Mike Rasimas - Percussion

Nick DiMaria has been busy hitting the local jazz scene since graduating from college. Nick has had the opportunity to perform and work with Eddie Henderson (professor of jazz at Julliard), Jeremy Pelt, Rich Clymer (of the New Haven Symphony and Brooklyn Ballet) and many others. Nick has been an important member of groups including his own Nick DiMaria Quartet, The Dharma Bums, Dave Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 and the New Haven Improvisors Collective. He has been fortunate to play all over the country playing for audiences large and small. Nick primarily works with his quartet, which has played all over Connecticut and New York including The Shrine in Harlem, Park Central in Hamden and the Old School Saloon and Bistro in New Haven.

Flat Five Band

Hailing from Rockland County, NY, Flat Five brings a new edge to the rock genre. Their music encompasses a wide range of styles that result in a new sound with an old twist. Since their formation in 2012, Flat Five has released their self-titled album “Flat Five” as well as their first single, “Still Lost” which will appear on their next album. Flat Five has played all over the lower New York region in a variety of venues and bars, including The Chance Theatre and The Hard Rock Cafe in NYC. The band is now gearing up for their summer season and the release of their second album.

The Alpaca Gnomes

A collective of musical gnomes who travel from gig to gig and place to place by way of Alpaca's.
Therefore, we are The Alpaca Gnomes! We bring musical joy and overall giddyness to all people of all races in all places.
The Alpaca Gnomes are an original band who are recording their debut album, but we also enjoy playing the music of others such as:
johnny cash and bill withers. grateful dead and pearl jam. the beatles and cypress hill. Led Zeppelin and the beastie boys. tom petty and sublime.
In short, we like to mix it up.


The name Valence refers to the bonding power of an atom in chemistry. As a band, Valence similarly forges disparate styles of music in a fusion of metal, jam, classical, and jazz that creates an eclectic yet cohesive sound palette, transporting the listener to a new state of mind.



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