Le Boeuf Brothers + Friends!
Wednesday, December 28
Set 1 seating times: 630 / 645 / 7
Set 2 seating times: 830 / 845 / 9
Black Cat JAZZ@theEDGE!! Presents…
From NYC, the Le Boeuf Brothers + Friends!
Remy Le Boeuf – Alto Sax
Pascal Le Boeuf – Piano
Giulio Xavier Cetto – Bass
Malachi Whitson – Drums
By fusing their firm jazz roots with a fresh and forward-thinking blend of indie-rock and contemporary classical music, the Le Boeuf Brothers have developed an energetic sound that is intelligent, fun, and relevant to today’s audiences. Originally from Santa Cruz, California, identical twin brothers Remy & Pascal Le Boeuf—saxophone & piano respectively—moved to New York in 2004 where they established their prominent musical voices as performers and composers. Together, they have received 3 GRAMMY nominations for their innovative compositional projects, which span as broadly stylistically as they do collaboratively.
Their latest Grammy-nominated project imaginist is a full-length album in collaboration with JACK Quartet, one of New York’s premier string quartets devoted to contemporary classical music. Imaginist is structured to unfold like a book – complete with a prologue and epilogue. Past projects include House Without A Door (2009) “an impressively self-assured new album, which reaches for the gleaming cosmopolitanism of our present era” (New York Times); In Praise of Shadows (2011), which “deftly blends elements of electronica with touches of indie rock and sophisticated jazz writing on this genre-defying project” (JazzTimes); and Remixed an “open-minded and masterfully crafted precursor of things to come” (All About Jazz) featuring remix collaborations with Knower, David Binney, and others.
In addition to their work as performers/composers with Le Boeuf Brothers, Remy and Pascal take part in a number of diverse projects. Remy leads his own jazz orchestra, Assembly of Shadows, has written for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and is the chief conductor of the Nordkraft Big Band in Denmark. He has also performed on projects led by Donny McCaslin, The Bob Mintzer Big Band, and HAIM. He has received commissions from Chamber Music America, the American Composers Forum, and the Copland Foundation. Remy is also the Director of Jazz and Commercial Music Studies at the University of Denver. Pascal performs with his trio featuring bassist Linda Oh and Justin Brown. He has played as support for D’Angelo’s Black Messiah tour with Australian pop artist Meg Mac, jazz vocalist Allan Harris and the 15-piece gospel-funk band Jesus On the Mainline. Pascal is currently an Assistant Professor of Practice in Music and Technology at Vanderbilt University, and a Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in Music Composition at Princeton University.