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MEET THE BAND

Heard is a collective of musicians that bring their skills and passion for world music, jazz and improvising together to create irresistible grooves set in a unique sonic tapestry. Together for a decade, their vibrant sound incorporates influences from West Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and beyond. Their debut CD Karibu reached #15 on the WorldJazz charts and 2018's daring Flyway is similarly garnering much critical acclaim. 

Energetic & upbeat, Heard will open your ears & hearts..and get you up and dancing! 

 

Our core quintet includes Jonathan Greene (woodwinds),  Bobby Kendall (bass), Brian Melick (drums), Zorkie Nelson (percussion/vocals), and Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius (keyboard/vocals). We also often feature amazing special guests, including: Augustina Nelson (dance/percussion/vocals), and Fosino Nelson (dance/percussion/vocals) Melora Creager (cello),

Aston “Robot” Ellis (steel drums), Nate Giroux (woodwinds), George Muscatello (guitar),  Lou Smaldone (bass) and Rich Syracuse (bass).

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FROM THE PRESS

"Heard has achieved an amazing work with Flyway - a great and powerful collection.”

—  Pierre Bensusan

World Guitarist

 
 

CONTACT US

Bandleader Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius