Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra
Picture This is Jerome Monachino (guitar/voice), Peter Engisch (keys), Marcus Copening (drums), and Gary Matthews ( bass).
Since Picture This’ debut in 1993, the group has developed a loyal following and continues to push the boundaries of contemporary jazz. Immediately accessible, the group’s live performances are brimming with boundless energy and a certain synergy that demands your attention.
The group’s influences cover world beat artists to traditional, modern, contemporary and pop (Bruce Hornsby, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Yellowjackets, and Mike Stern to name a few). But it’s their own take on this genre that sets them apart and makes them one of the up and coming jazz groups in the contemporary jazz world... It’s a refined melodic blend of the best in contemporary jazz.
Picture This mirrors its Vermont surroundings. The spirit of the music is uplifting. Open spaces, sweeping valleys, rolling hills and mountains, fused with Samba , Latin and Brazilian rhythms --that’s the sound.
Picture This has played 75+ venues over the years, from The Iron Horse Music Hall to numerous jazz festivals, concert series, clubs, Universities, Colleges, special and private events, 5 star resorts and so on...
One of the up and coming jazz groups in the contemporary jazz world... Tonia King, Jazz Variations 95.3, The River