Primary Instrument: Band/ensemble/orchestra
Composer and trombonist.
McGrain aptly demonstrates that he understands the potent power of the bass frequency as he leads his ensemble into this low-registered fling spiced by the merrymaking revelry and percussive buoyancy of New Orleans Mardi Gras and Brazilian Carnival. (Dan Ouellette, DownBeat * * * * )
McGrain is a daring trombonist, to be commended for his vision of this tonally unique group. (Robin Tolleson, Modern Drummer)
Composer, bassist, band leader, and multi-instrumentalist James Singleton has made his home in New Orleans since 1977.
Tim Green is arguably the finest saxophone player in New Orleans, and one of the most sought after musicians around the country for both session work and gigs. In addition to being a top-notch musician, Tim Green has dedicated himself and continues to dedicate his time to a host of worthy causes. Tim was awarded President George H.W. Bush's 257th Point of Light.
An internationally reknown composer and artist, Avishai fits his bass into a uniquely counter-melodic and percussive role in Plunge.
Marcus Rojas is considered one of the best all around tuba players in the world (Harvey Pekar,Jazziz). He has developed a style of playing that brings a new sense of flexibility and timbre to the tuba while expanding its role in both solo and ensemble settings. Plunge offers Rojas the opportunity to stretch out and take a front-line role.
Rakalam Bob Moses
Bob Moses is one of the living legends in jazz. Drummer, composer, artist, poet, dancer, visionary, nature mystic: Bob Moses's life has been a continuous quest for vision, spirit, compassion, growth, and mastery in a multiplicity of art forms.
The wide-open sound of Plunge gives Bob plenty of room to orchestrate a percussion web, with occasional vocal interjections.