Fusing jazz, funk and international musics, Richmond, Virginia’s Afro-Zen Allstars present compelling originals and new arrangements of world jazz and global grooves. Led by a driving horn section, Afro-Zen deliver irresistible rhythms that take inspiration from groove-based music from around the globe. This "little big band" is a multicultural, multigenerational collective featuring the best of the RVA's acclaimed sound, featuring past and present members of such East Coast luminaries as: Bio Ritmo, Miramar, Black Masala, Rattlemouth, Hotel X, No BS! Brass Band, Luray, Glows In The Dark, Evolution of the Groove, and more.
Hector "Coco" Barez, percussion
Brian Cruse, bass
John Lilley, alto and tenor sax
George M Lowe, guitar and arrangements
Scott Milstead, drums
Chris Sclafani, baritone sax
Chris Vasi, guitar
Toby Whitaker, trombone
But you never know who may take the stage, as an all-star cast of RVA's best musicians routinely perform with AZAS. Guest allstars include: Suzi Fischer, sax; Reggie Chapman, trombone and tuba; Scott Clark, drums; Marcus Tenney, trumpet; Reggie Pace, trombone and percussion; Marc Langelier, bass; Jason Scott, sax; JC Kuhl, sax; Carter Blough, bass; Bayo Adrien, percussion; Bryan Hooten, trombone; Eddie Prendergast, bass; Cameron Ralston, bass; Will Roman, percussion, Robbie Kinter, drums, CJ Alicea, drums, Lance Koehler, drums; Rei Alvarez, percussion; Myrick Crampton, sax; Marc Langelier, bass.