Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra
Mischa Machez is a jazz-funk groove-oriented trio that combines contemporary grooves, traditional musical forms, and an array of musical genres to create a diverse pallet of modern jazz hybrid material. Along with their love of infectious heartfelt jamming, Mischa Machez employs the rich tapestry of music history to create a sound that is both powerful and enlightening. Upright bassist Jason Fifield has opened for the Meters, Parliament and Charlie Hunter and has performed with Joe Russo, G. Love, Tony Furtado, Korey Riker (the Roots), and David Grier. Keyboardist David Dzubinski has played with G. Calvin Weston, Kayle Brecher, John Swana, Tim Motzer, the Hot Club, Jazz Diffraction, Elliot Levin, Frank Butrey, Jim Love and The Blue Groove, Seth Miecht, Klien Four, Brass Roots, and he has had works published by Freddie Hubbard’s Hubtones and opened for groups like Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. While in the Boston area and at the Berklee College of Music drummer Phil Horwitz has had the pleasure of playing with the likes of John Abercrombie, John Scofield, Joanne Brackeen and Bruce Gertz. Upon moving back to the Phila scene Phil has found himself to be a first call musician with groups like Mister King, Urban Giants, the Side Car Allstars and now Mischa Machez. Together Mischa Machez is larger than the sum of its players. A Mischa Machez performance contains a myriad of original material as well as music from the likes of Buffalo Springfield, John Lennon, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Norah Jones, Medeski Martin and Wood, Abdullah Ibrahim, Bob Marley and Thelonious Monk.