Primary Instrument: Saxophone
A New York City native, with a traditional straight ahead, modal jazz idiom background, saxophonist and composer Quanti Bomani, never one to be quantified, expanded his musical journeys to embrace the Diaspora of Afro/Eastern- Caribbean influence.
In recent years, Quanti has been performing in the Eastern Caribbean with various artists that have influenced his transition into the Afro-Caribbean jazz sound. Franklin Miller, Bay Area guitarist and composer, originally from Minneapolis, has teamed up with Quanti to develop this new direction that unfolds into the Urban Insight band. Both artists are currently working on recording projects for the band which features such notables as Mexico City native Arturo Carrillo on principal Percussion, Tony Price on Timbales and Percussion, Cliff Gamble on Piano, Arlington Houston on Bass, Bill Norwood on Drums, and Quanti Bomani on Saxophones. This collaboration and infusion of original compositions, creates the Afro-Caribbean Jazz sound of Quanti Bomani and the Urban Insight Band.
They have recently played at Yoshi's and at Velma's Jazz and Blues, both in San Francisco. They will perform in the Circle of Jazz at Bella Mia's in June 2010, and are planning other jazz events in Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz areas soon.