As the founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z and Jazz is Dead (in addition to having played with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends, and Bela Fleck) has made his indelible impact on the music world. He currently serves as the lead guitarist for the very popular American Band, Widespread Panic and released his second solo album, Subject To Change Without Notice.
HAS played and/or recorded for: Binney, Potter, Fagen, the Breckers, the Dan, Cobham, Atakoglu, Bley, Bailey, Maria, Formanek, Anderson, Schwartz, Stern, Manieri, Anders, Wilkenfeld, Husband, Escreet, Hoenig, Barot, Weyland
HAS employed on his own projects: Carlock, Lefebvre, Almond, Novak, Jackson, Lee, Socolow, Wilkenfeld, Danziger, Fig, Chambers, Bullock, Goines, Genus, Alias, Bryant, Hoenig, Binney, Beard, Ephron, Weyland, Mayer, Patitucci, Drayton, Beasley, Anders, Colaiuta, Wollesen, Palladino, the Staceys, Hey, Wood, Biddle, Tidd, Miura
HAS made 9 records: “Signals” (’91), “Long To Be Loose” (’93), “2 Drink Minimum” (’95), “Separate Cages” (’96), “Greenwich Mean” (’99), “Your Basic Live” (’03), “Your Basic Live ’06″, “Krantz Carlock Lefebvre” (’09), “Howie 61″ (’12)
HAS made 1 book: “An Improviser’s OS” (2005)
HAS taught at: NYU, Berklee, countless workshops worldwide
BORN, RAISED: Corvallis, Oregon, USA
BELIEFS: Nature, family, music
Musician and composer is a prolific session guitarist and performer who has played on hundreds of records since the 1980s, some session highlights include: Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor. He has toured with Robben Ford, the Steve Gadd Band, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and his own project The Michael Landau Group. With many recordings under his name, the latest being ‘Organic Instrumentals’, his music flows intensely ranging from spooky ballads with beautiful improvisation to intense Rock ‘n’ Roll with vocals.
Bass player best known for his years with the Zawinul Syndicate. In the 1980ís he was the centerpiece of the jazz fusion band Ultramarine which fused jazz with elements of African and Caribbean influences. Moappe played with Ray Charles on his last album and is currently a member of John McLaughlin’s 4th Dimension.
An amazing drummer, began his career at the young age of 10, playing in his famous pianist father’s (Larry Novak) trio in Chicago. Novak has recorded and/or toured with such musical luminaries as Chick Corea, Alanis Morrisette, Allan Holdsworth, Andrew WK, Michael McDonald, Natalie Cole, David Sanborn, George Benson and Anita Baker along with many more.