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Sylvain on Guitar&Voc
The music of Sylvain is fresh and attractive. But, it is also familiar. This is because the compositions, all original, draw from many diverse styles. This is kind of "world music", all tied together by lyrically crafted melodies, choice harmonies and Sylvain's French vocals - vocals which can be wistful (N'fais pas d'bétises), to positively gritty (NOLA). He has been a jazz guitarist and a composer for TV for over 25 years for national and international TV ads, TV series and put together this solid quartet featuring his skillful guitar playing and an in-the-pocket rhythm section of acoustic bass and hand percussion. All in all, masterful, soulful and very satisfying music.
Eric Sayer on Upright Bass & Electric Bass
Has played the bass professionally for 32 yrs.
He's performed throughout the States, Canada, Brazil, France, and the Caribbean
Mark Milliron on Drums & Hand Percussion
Began playing the drums at age 7.
He is a graduate of the School for Creative & Performing Arts,
studied at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music,
has played in orchestras, jazz ensembles, musicals,
also travels and performs around the US with an Irish/folk-rock ensemble.
Rob Allgeyer on B3 Organ, Piano, Accordion, Melodica
Rob Allgeyer comes from a long line of professional musicians. At age 6, he started his musical journey first as an organist, then drummer, then pianist. Trained at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (CCM), Rob was part of the Jazz Ensemble and top Jazz Combo, as well as the featured pianist in many student recitals and on several CDs.
For the past twenty years, Rob has performed extensively as a sideman and leading his own trio and quartet. He has performed with the late David “Fathead” Newman, Nashville-based jazz vocalist Annie Sellick, saxophonist/composer Gordon Brisker, Brazilian guitarist Bruno Mangueira, as well as many of the top musicians in the Greater Cincinnati region.
Rob is currently leading his own trio at Eddie Merlot’s restaurant in Cincinnati, as well as playing with the Ron Jones Quartet of Louisville. Rob also performed with Jones when he served as artist-in-residence at Purdue University in 2010.
His newest project is working with this French-born guitarist/singer-songwriter Sylvain.
photos by Robbie Kemper