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 Original. Modern. Jazz. The WILDLYFE ensemble is ferociously set on creating a buzz in the Bay Area jazz scene with their organic beats and fresh compositions! Musical director and woodwind maestro Dave Tidball leads the pack through the thick soundscapes of his timeless and finely crafted tunes. Whether digging into up-tempo swing, global fusion or modern grooves, WILDLYFE are in their element. 

        Galen Grant-Drums, Dave Tidball- Saxes, Mike Wynar- Guitar, Ben Lee- Bass

                                    THE SOUND EFFEKT

    The Sound Effekt, a band, a vibe, an experience. Drummer Galen Grant, guitarist Mike Wynar and woodwind maestro Dave Tidball coalesce to spark creative audiences and explore the vast nuances of improvised music. After meeting over the years in funk and straight ahead jazz settings, the members of The Sound Effekt diverge from their roots to create an elastic rhythmic pocket while embracing the 'stream of consciousness' values adopted by the early freedom music pioneers.  From the textures and timbres of brass and bronze, the amplitude of electrified strings, to the woody resonance of the bass clarinet, this trio seeks to excite your sensory palette!

Click below to enjoy takes from The Sound Effekt's most recent studio effort!



    Project West:

 Jazz Standards, Bebop and Beyond



Best of The...

 Best of The Boom Boom Room,SF by Galen Grant


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