Octave Cat ft. Jesse Miller (Lotus), Eli Winderman (Dopapod), Charlie Patierno AND Big Brazilian Cheese ft. Michael​ ​Kang​ (S​CI), Dominic​ ​Lalli​ ​​(Big​ ​Gigantic), Aaron​ ​Johnston​ & Jesse​ ​Murphy​ ​(Brazilian​ ​Girls) w/ Special Guests

Octave Cat ft. Jesse Miller (Lotus), Eli Winderman (Dopapod), Charlie Patierno AND Big Brazilian Cheese ft. Michael​ ​Kang​ (S​CI), Dominic​ ​Lalli​ ​​(Big​ ​Gigantic), Aaron​ ​Johnston​ & Jesse​ ​Murphy​ ​(Brazilian​ ​Girls) w/ Special Guests

Sat, January 13, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15 Advance / $20 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

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CERVANTES' 15TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

 

OCTAVE CAT FEATURES:
Jesse Miller (Lotus)
Eli Winderman (Dopapod)
Charlie Patierno

 

BIG BRAZILIAN CHEESE FEATURES:
Michael​ ​Kang​ (S​CI)
Dominic​ ​Lalli​ ​​(Big​ ​Gigantic)
Aaron​ ​Johnston​ (Brazilian​ ​Girls)
Jesse​ ​Murphy​ ​(Brazilian​ ​Girls)
Avi​ ​Bortnick​ ​​(John​ ​Scofield)

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Octave Cat
Octave Cat
Octave Cat started unintentionally. Jesse Miller (bassist for Lotus) and Eli Winderman (keyboardist for Dopapod) met up to play some of Jesse's modular and vintage synthesizers. They recorded parts of the session which evolved into the tracks “Limber Up” and “Spar.” They brought in Charlie Patierno to play drums on these two tracks, and Octave Cat was born. Between their already busy tour schedules, the new trio (named for the first synth that initial session started with – the rare late 70s The Cat by Octave) continued to write and record. The group’s debut self-titled album is out now.
Jesse Miller
Jesse Miller
Bass player for Lotus
Eli Winderman
Eli Winderman
Keyboardist for Dopapid
Charlie Patierno
Charlie Patierno
Drummer in Octave Cat
Michael Kang
Michael Kang
Michael Kang, born in South Korea on May 13, 1971, is a multi-instrumentalist for the jam band The String Cheese Incident (often abbreviated to SCI).

The mandolin is his primary instrument, although he plays violin on several songs, and electric mandolin on many others. He provides both a melodic and rhythmic sound. Kang has lived in South Korea, Indonesia, England, Germany, New York, San Francisco Bay Area (California), United Arab Emirates, Alaska, and Colorado. He is a graduate of UC-Berkeley a former emergency medical technician, and a former ski patrolman in Steamboat Springs, CO.
n addition to his role in SCI, Kang has participated in several side projects, among these was the 2000 album Head West by the collaboration called Comotion. Musicians joining Kang in the studio included Jeff Sipe and Tye North of Leftover Salmon, progressive bluegrass musicians Paul McCandless, Darol Anger, and Mike Marshall, and drummer Aaron Johnson. He is also found playing with the band Panjea and with Chris Berry. In June 2013, Kang recorded on Boulder based indie rock band Summa (band)'s debut EP.
Dominic Lalli
Dominic Lalli
Big Gigantic is the Latest project from Dominic Lalli (Motet saxophonist/producer) and drummer Jeremy Salken. The two-man sound-machine of Lalli and Salken showcases an array of gripping composition combining elements of a DJ and a live band setup, mixing thoughtful melodic ideas, with pulsating dance tunes. Big Gigantic flavors the electronic music scene with powerful sax solos and soulful synth lines on top of super hot beats.
Aaron​ ​Johnston​
Aaron​ ​Johnston​
While he may be best-known as the polyrhythmic heartbeat and producer of the Grammy-nominated band Brazilian Girls, Aaron Johnston is more than just a “remarkably fluid drummer,” as the New York Times has dubbed him. A Verve recording artist, writer, producer, arranger, programmer, vocalist, and engineer of the highest caliber, his diverse skills have made him one of Latin and American music’s most sought after collaborators.

A graduate of Wichita State University’s renowned music program, Johnston studied jazz and classical drumming in addition to devoting four intense years to the study of world percussion. He served as a professor’s assistant and as the director of Wichita’s Escola De Samba while obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree, developing an intuitive blend of technical training and natural feel that would guide the rest of his career.

In Los Angeles, he quickly became a first-call session and touring drummer for the likes of Desmond Child and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra. After relocating to San Francisco, he found himself performing and recording with a slew of legends: Darol Anger’s Heritage Project (featuring Willie Nelson and Mary Chapin Carpenter), Mike Marshall’s Choro Famoso, Andy Narell, Omar Sosa,t Aphelbaum and the Hieroglyphics Ensemble, and Katoja among others. All the while, he was producing and recording jazz albums with his own celebrated group, Blue People.

In January of 1998, Johnston moved to New York City, where he earned spots behind the kit with everyone from Harry Belafonte, Angelique Kidjo and Me’shell Ndegeocello to Wax Poetic and Latin pop star Thalia.
But it was his own full-time group, Brazilian Girls, that truly launched him into the spotlight. The band released three albums on Universal Verve Records, garnering a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic Dance Album, critical acclaim from Rolling Stone and SPIN, tour dates with Sting and festival slots from Bumbershoot to Bonarroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza.

In addition to his percussion work, Johnston has contributed to a number of film scores, including director Morgan Freeman’s Desert Blue, and, most recently, the Paramount Pictures release OKA Amerikee, a film based on the music of the Bayaka tribe in Africa.

Currently based in New York, New York, Johnston splits his time between being one of New York City’s top session drummers, doing drum tracks for people all over the world, and playing shows with stars like Ana Torroja from the band “Mecano” or people like Natalie Merchant, to performing with, recording and producing a variety of artists in New York, including his band Brazilian Girls (who are currently Mixing their fourth album). Johnston is also very active on the local new york city scene, playing alongside many of New York’s top musicians such as Clark Gayton (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Duke Ellington, Skatalites, Steel Pule, Quincy Jones), Brian Mitchell (Levon Helm), Scott Sharrard (Greg Allman Band), Avi Bortnick (John Scofield Band), and the list goes on, as well as his side projects such as Shitty Shitty Jam Band(which is more of an afro-beat meets 70’s funk meets modern electro), California (acoustic), and his work as a DJ and producer.
Jesse​ ​Murphy​
Jesse​ ​Murphy​
Bass player for Brazilian Girls
Avi Bortnick
Avi Bortnick
Guitarist Avi Bortnick is best known for his long musical association with influential jazz guitarist John Scofield, playing rhythm guitar and electronics, composing and producing. In addition to playing with Scofield, he has played with his own groups and with a wide range of New York-based artists, including Jim Weider’s Project Percolator, Erik Deutsch, Forro in the Dark, Shitty Shitty Jam Band, Rene Lopez, the Ghost Train Orchestra, Jihae, Betty Black, Bunga Bunga Party, and Jason Blum. When living in the San Francisco Bay Area, he played with Zigaboo Modeliste, Bobby McFerrin, What It Is, Jeff Narell, and Kotoja. He is known in musician circles for his rhythm guitar playing and ability to blend in a variety of musical configurations. In addition to his life as a guitarist, Avi is an experienced acoustical consultant, and has developed the iPhone/Android application Time Guru metronome, and the VoxBeat multi-track looper for iPhone.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/