Bios

Wasabi has shared the stage with lots of cool bands such as:  Maceo Parker, Lee Scratch Perry, Trey Gunn Band, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Dick Dale.  Know that radness is upon you.

Dan Robbins has played or recorded in settings ranging from solo, duo, trio, etc. to big band and orchestra, and is known for driving, creative, harmonically and melodically rich background and lead parts on bass. He doubles on both acoustic bass, and four, five, six, and seven-string electric bass, in styles ranging from solo electric jazz chord-melody arrangements, to hard-swinging jazz double bass accompaniment, acoustic and electric funk, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Carribean, rock, blues, tango, Indian, and fusion styles, as well as arco (played with the bow) classical and comtemporary interpretations of composed music. He brings a fiery improvisational spirit and energy to all the projects he is involved with.  Dan had performed or recorded with: Smith Dobson, George Marsh, Bruce Forman, Mark Levine, Eddie Marshall, Kenny Stahl, Helcio Milito, Weber Iago, Anton Schwartz, Wally Schnalle, Othello Molineaux, Calvin Edwards, Jacinta, Eddie Mendenhall, Wes Anthony, Steve Robertson, Paul Contos, James Zitro, Martann Mann, Deepak Ram, Clauda Villela, Dori Caymmi, Eric Bolvin, Herb Geller, Red Holloway, Rebecca Paris, Andy Weis, Martin Hedman, Dick Whittington, Vince Lateano, George Young, Ace Hill, Chazz Mewhort, Lee Durley, Brian Pardo, Leonard Thompson, Rob Roth, Dave Valdez, Aaron Parks, Alan Jones, Akira Tana, Dave Ellis, Peter Horvath, Stefan Karlsson, Cedar Walton, Randy Porter, Nancy King, Red Holloway, Tom Gastineau, Ron Kaplan, Remy and Pascal Leboeuf and many others.  For more on Dan please visit his website at danrobbinsmusic.com

Alex Work has played or recorded in many settings ranging from solo, duo, trio, etc. to symphony, orchestra and theater pit work.  His playing is known for it’s multicultural approach, solid time, dynamics and funky inclinations.  He plays in styles ranging from jazzy superfunk, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban, Moroccan fusion, high-life, reggae, Caribbean, and blues, as well as roots Americana and rock.  He brings an open creativity and expansive energy to all projects with whom he is involved.  Alex has played or recorded with:  Lauren SheraBabatunde OlatunjiThe Toyes, Wasabi, Lansana Kouyate and Mandeng Djele, Shane Stoneman and the Stumbleweeds, Kevin DiNoto Steelpan Trio (aka Dr. Steelgood!!), Ashley LloydMatt Robinson, Lisa Edburg, Conspirator featuring members of the Disco Biscuits and Umphrees McGee, Aza Moroccan Band, Pankind Steeldrum Band, The Humboldt County Freestyle Kings, 5 Foot Tuesday, Dave Valdez, Jack Licitra, Morsed Mouanne and many others.  Alex is currently a test pilot for Sugar Percussion custom drums- the sweetest sounding tubs in the land!

Ron Work plays guitar.

 

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