Tamandua is the newest prog-influenced instrumental trio to come out of the Boston scene. Labels are hardly accurate, but the band plays a sort of progressive/avant-garde jazz-rock that is often influenced by various Eastern (Indian, East Asian, and Middle Eastern) ethnic music. Drummer/composer Rick Landwehr was a founding member of Ann Arbor, MI based progressive rock/pop band Ape 7. In addition to Tamandua he currently plays with The Boston Jazz Trio, Colin Stack & Novelty Act, and Daniel Bennett Group. He is also a faculty member at the National Guitar Workshop's New Milford, CT campus. Guitarist/composer Joe Conley played on Chris Opperman's Purple Crayon album which was produced by Frank Zappa alum Mike Keneally. He also recently performed and recorded with Boston based indie rockers Molecule and is a member of The Boston Jazz Trio. Saxophonist/composer Rick Stone performs with Quartet of Happiness and Colin Stack & Novelty Act.
Rick Landwehr is an endorsing artist for Vic Firth products Evans drum heads and Puresound snare wires.