Exegesis

Exegesis

BandJazzEDM

EXEGESIS is the belief that symbols, scientific thought, astronomical ideas, numerical ratios and conceptual art and architecture can be expressed in sound. The group consists of guitar, bass, drums and makes use of live samplers, two laptop computers and interactive music software in performances.

Biography

EXEGESIS has performed at the 2003 Montruex Jazz Festival, The Summer Arts and Music Festival in Benbow California, The House of Blues, M Bar, The Knitting Factory, Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn New York, and Temple Bar in Santa Monica California. EXEGESIS is always striving to bridge the gap between modern music technology and improvisation. This can be heard on the groups' debut album, "The Order of Chaos," released in August of 2002.
Nick Demopoulos ::
The ensemble's guitar player, has performed in a wide variety of jazz styles. His trio has performed in many clubs in New York as well as in concerts sponsored by the American Jazz Symposium. Nick composed and performed in the musical Rhymes with Adventure, which was selected as one of the best theater pieces of the '99-00 season by The Village Voice, and I, Medusa, produced in 2000 at the Ontological Theatre in New York. He has performed in Mexico, Europe, Canada and the United States with the jazz/funk ensemble Solsonics. Demopoulos also plays bouzouki, banjo and dijerido with EXEGESIS.

Danton Boller ::
is the group's bassist and a major component to the unique sound of this ensemble. He has performed live with Billy Higgins, Wallace Roney, Mulgrew Miller, the Jazz Mandolin Project, Duffy Jackson, Anthony Wilson, Kurt Elling, Joshua Redman, Mark Shim, Mark Turner, Greg Tardy, Joe Labarbara, Alex Acuna, Kei Akagi, Sunship Theus, Roy McCurdy, Lawrence Marabele and many others. He has received many awards including The Shelly Manne New talent Award in 1997 and won first place in the Charles Dolo Coker Jazz Scholarship in 1994. He has recorded two albums with Anthony Wilson, the first one receiving a Grammy nomination, and appeared on 53 W. 19th by the Matt Otto Quartet.

Tomas Fujiwara ::
is the drummer of this ensemble. His playing is a much valued asset to EXEGESIS because he bridges the gap from jazz into rock and electronic music. He has toured the USA, Canada, Mexico, Korea and Japan for 3 years as a cast member of the Off-Broadway hit STOMP, and peformed the show with the New York company at the Orpheum Theatre. A partial list of his performance and recording credits include: Anthony Braxton, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Joe Chambers, Ravi Coltrane, Smith Dobson, Marshell Jones (Evidence of Things Not Seen, Flying Star Arts, 1999), Norah Jones, Steve Lehman, Mike Longo, Junior Mance, Tarus Mateen, Makanda Ken McIntyre, and William Parker.

Discography

"The Order Of Chaos"

Set List

Our set length depends on the venue and situation. We can play one set that lasts anywhere from fourty-five minutes to an hour and a half, or we can play several sets spread throughtout a given lenght of time.