Green Lotus Project
Green Lotus Project is a Brooklyn based musical collective comprised of internationally renowned brethren interested in exploring improvisation at the cellular level.
The sound they create is a blend of rock, funk, jazz, dub, blues, afrobeat & psychedelic mayhem, simply referred to as... ETHERFUNK!
Anthony Pinciotti (James Moody, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Abercrombie, Joe Lovano)
Guilherme Monteiro (Forro in the Dark, David Byrne, Ron Carter, Kurt Elling)
John Cabán (Richard Bona, Brother HijinX, Dana Fuchs, Alana Davis)
Jorge Continentino (Forro in the Dark, Milton Nascimento, Brazilian Girls, Jason Lindner Group)
Kenny Brooks (Rat Dog, Alphabet Soup, Joe Henderson, String Cheese Incident)
Ben Zwerin (Lila Downs, Angelique Kidjo, Lionel Loueke, Mino Cinelu)
Gary Wang (T.S. Monk, Eddie Henderson, Roy Hargrove, Paul Motion)
Jeff Hill (Rufus Wainwright, Rich Robinson, Robert Randolph,
Trey Anastasio, Brazilian Girls)
Bennett Paster (Cassandra Wilson, KJ Denhert, Kurt Elling,
Christian Lohr (Joss Stone, Jimmy Cliff, Gianna Nannini)
Samuel Torres (Richard Bona, Lila Downs, Poncho Sanchez,
Gilmar Gomes (Richard Bona, Enrique Iglesias)
The Essex, Brooklyn’s finest horn-driven power funk ensemble, had its genesis in the summer of 2010. Born out of weekly late-night jam sessions, improvisations became tunes and four guys became eight, brought together by their collective love of funk and unified vision to hit people in their soul and make them sweat on the dance floor. The Essex is all about the mix of power and groove—the penetrating immediacy of their four-part horn lines delivered with raw rock intensity, and jazz-inspired improvisations whirling and weaving around swaggering hip-hop beats and deep funk. The music of the Essex can soothe your soul and free your mind while still appealing to the most primal instincts.