BESOS is the newest project from producer and multi-instrumentalist Alejandro Preciado. Similar in feel to his previous project, Murphy N Weller, BESOS fuses cumbia with smooth, layed back R&B grooves and airy vocals.

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Photo by Brian Barlow

Photo by Brian Barlow

Craig Irby, Jr.

Craig Irby, Jr. is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Portland, OR.

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Fresh Track

Guitarist and pianist Alex Weinberg leads, composes, and arranges for Fresh Track, an all star band which performs highly-danceable, jazz-influenced, funky electronic tunes.

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Just Pretend

Just Pretend is a a trio featuring Emily Warden on alto saxophone, keys, and lead vocals; Kyle Merrifield on tenor saxophone and bass guitar, and myself on drum kit and percussion.

The music is jazz-inflected and groove-oriented, and relies on looping as Emily and Kyle both double (or triple) on instruments.

Emily composes the bulk of the music, with input from Kyle and myself, and in addition to a few covers.

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Past Projects

Portland Kora Project

The Portland Kora Project plays traditional compositions with origins in West Africa, and original compositions nodding toward Afro-Latin, Afro-Brazilian, and American Jazz origins.

The band consists of Will Dudley on kora and ngoni, Ben Finley on acoustic and electric guitar, and Darian Anthony Patrick on percussion.

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