“Part parade spectacle, part halftime show and part cutting-edge contemporary music concert. The playing was coolly brilliant and infectious. And what a scene!”
—The New York Times
A radical new street band that brings ambitious processional music to the mobile masses. Created by the founders of the relentlessly inventive new music presenter Bang on a Can, Asphalt Orchestra unleashes innovative music from concert halls, rock clubs, and jazz basements and takes it to the streets. With movement direction from internationally acclaimed choreographer Susan Marshall the 12-member band brings together some of the most exciting rock, jazz, and classical players in New York City, playing music by Tyondai Braxton of Battles, Stew and Heidi Rodewald of The Negro Problem and Passing Strange, celebrated Balkan musician-composer Goran Bregovic, and arrangements of music by Björk, jazz legend Charles Mingus, Swedish metal pioneers Meshuggah, Frank Zappa, and more.
Jessica Schmitz (piccolo); Alex Hamlin, Peter Hess, and Ken Thomson (saxophones); Shane Endsley and Stephanie Richards (trumpets); Jen Baker and Alan Ferber (trombones); Kenny Bentley (sousaphone); Sunny Jain; Nick Jenkins and Yuri Yamashita (percussion).(Source)