FORBES GRAHAM / KEVIN FRENETTE / RYAN MCGUIRE
Forbes Graham - Trumpet
Kevin Frenette - Guitar
Ryan McGuire - Bass
Newsong Arts Center
76 Park St.
Opening for Lillian Schrank Solo Photography and Sculpture Exhibit
Forbes Graham has appeared on over 30 recordings, ranging in style from contemporary classical, metal, and jazz. His compositions are extremely mathematical, highly contrapuntal, vivacious, and invigorating, drawing from the cross-cultural experiences he has lived. His solo trumpet performances explore micro-climates created from deconstructing the trumpet and the utilization of extended techniques. He has performed or recorded with a diverse group of musicians, including Roger Turner, Kayo Dot, The Flying Luttenbachers, Rakalam Moses, Daughters, Jim Hobbs, Erase Errata, Thoughtstreams, and Raqib Hassan. He is currently a member of the Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra and the Full Metal Revolutionary Jazz Ensemble. He can also be found sitting in with the Fully Celebrated Orchestra from time to time. Festival appearances include High Zero, Full Force (curated by John Zorn), and The Wire's Adventures in Modern Music festival.
Guitarist Kevin Frenette began playing music at the age of eleven and began working professionally in the 1990s. He studied guitar, composition, and music theory at UMASS- Dartmouth where he received a BA in Theory/Composition and has performed throughout the Northeast USA making music that is inspired by both contemporary improvisation and avant-garde jazz. Frenette is also a freelance recording engineer. He has performed and/ or recorded with such artists as Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright, Joe Giardullo, Andy McWain, Forbes Graham, Gordon Allen, Sarah Weaver, Harvey Sorgen, Brian Melick, Michael Snow, Gwen Laster, Martha Colby, Lori Freedman, Luther Gray, Ryan McGuire, Adam Dotson, Jonathan LaMaster, Andrew Hickman, Eric Platz, Todd Keating and Gabe Cabral. In 2007, Fuller Street Music released Kevin's first date as a leader: Connections. That album featured Frenette with Tatsuya Nakatani on percussion, Andy McWain on piano and Todd Keating on bass.
Bassist and composer Ryan McGuire has performed with Jim Hobbs, Raqib Hassan, Forbes Graham and others, and has toured the U.S. and Canada on several occasions. Originally from Cape Cod, McGuire studied composition and performance at UMass-Lowell and Berklee, and has recordings on Tzadik, Hydrahead, Robotic Empire, and Holy Roar Records. He currently performs with Dilettante, Raqib Hassan's Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra, and the Forbes Graham Quartet.