Sunday, April 19, 2009

Thursday 4/23: House of Soul @ Bossa

"Dedicated to nourishing the District's deep house scene -- the uplifting style of dance music blending organic soul, funk, and disco with electronica known for drawing a dedicated, some would say religious, following -- the band fuses the seamless and entrancing sets of an underground club DJ with the stirring sounds of live master performers. Like a good DJ, the band reads and reacts to the dancers, weaving improvized grooves, "remixes" of classic selections, and original tunes into non-stop sets that keep devoted dancers sweating.

House of Soul boasts six of the District's finest musicians who regularly perform jazz, soul, R&B, hip hop, and fusion around the city. Charles Ostle (InnerLoop, the Oscillators, Will Rast) lays the band's foundation with his trademark unwavering-but-soulful beats on drum set, complemented by Leroy Greer's energetic congas and hand percussion. Keyboardist Jon Ozment and bassist Matt Grason (Motel project) add driving, funky rhythm lines twinged with electronica. And tenor sax player Matt Rippetoe (Dog Fashion Disco, Funk Ark, Dan Roberts) and guitarist Greg Loman (Oddzar) bring spontenaeity to the sound with fluid jazz and soul riffs and solos."

House of Soul - DC's Only Live House Band
also feauring DJ V:Shal
Thursday, April 23, 2009
No Cover

2463 18th St, NW (Adams Morgan)
Washington, DC

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