Cique

Cique

BandJazzFunk

Cique: Festival ready! A funk jazz quartet reminiscent of late '70's Miles Davis and early Weather Report. Original and energetic compositions fitting into jazz & jam formats. Wide audience appeal to large age range and demographic. Vintage keyboards with ultra modern and grooving drum and bass jams

Biography

Cique (pronounced Sick), is a band born out of a musical journey. Four seasoned jazz players with a desire to break away from the pack, come together in this powerhouse ensemble. Many early sets resulted in the shaking of heads, laughter, and saying "that was sick". The band was born!

Collectively members have played with: Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Joyce, The Manhattan Voices, Dave Gruisin, Patti Austin, Nelson Rangell, Phil Woods, Eddie Harris, David "Fathead" Newman, Marlena Shaw, Pete Townshend, and (whew!) John Abercrombie, (who's featured on their debut release!).

Original compositions from Capri Records recording artist Jeff Jenkins, and just plain dazzling playing from bassists Bijoux Barbosa anchor the concept. Late Miles influenced trumpeter Darryl White, and the always inventive and energetic Brandon Draper on drums round out the quartet.

Discography

Cique (self titled CD) on Capri Records

Set List

Sets include tracks from our CD, some Miles Davis tunes, and the occasional standard. Sets can vary from 45 minutes to 2 hours, as is required.