Projects

Here are some of the groups and musicians I'm working with...

"Safari Trio"
 John Gunther - saxes, flutes; Brad Shepik - Guitar; John Hadfield - drums

Incorporating sound and rhythm from various cultures including Indian Raga, Arabic Maqam, Balkan Dances and African Rhythms, Safari Trio is one live musical experience that forges ahead and above by redefining the genre of jazz and world music.
"Safari Trio" on iTunes

"Convergence"

"They achieve a groove sought by many but seldom found"  - Ira Gitler

Greg Gisbert - trumpet; John Gunther - saxes; Mark Patterson - trombone; Eric Gunnison - piano; Mark Simon - Bass; Paul Romaine - Drums

We've been making music together for over 25 years and have had the pleasure of performing with many fantastic guest artists including Roberta Gambarini, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Larry Goldings, Randy Brecker, Houston Person, John McNeil, Conrad Herwig, Wallace Roney, Rene Marie, Jim McNeely, and Bobby Watson.



"Spooky Actions"
Bruce Arnold - Guitar; John Gunther - Woodwinds; Dave Phillips - Bass; Tony Moreno - drums

Spooky Actions is a New York based jazz and new-music ensemble whose diverse recordings include the music of 20th century composers Anton Webern, Arnold Schoenberg and Olivier Messiaen; interpretations of Native American music, and most recently, early music from the 2nd century BC through the 1500's. Their unique and compelling sound is being met with critical acclaim and widespread interest. 

"Throw Down or Shut Up"
This quartet, characterized by a spirit of musical adventure, plays a diverse repertoire both sassy and serious, experimental and canonical, challenging and comfortable. Our mission is to bring new music to audiences of all kinds, in venues of all kinds. We present music in traditional and non-traditional settings, including teaching and interaction; we have played in concert halls, jazz clubs, and created interactive concerts for children. We are named after our first collaboration, on Vineet Shende’s piece Throw Down or Shut Up!, fittingly inspired by the music of Olivier Messiaen and James Brown.

Boulder Laptop Orchestra [BLOrk]

Carpe Diem String Quartet