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Photo by Alex Chaloff, courtesy of the artist

Photo by Alex Chaloff, courtesy of the artist

In the world of the TV show Futurama, the holophonor is a musical instrument of the 31st century, a colorful oboe-cum-holographic projector. In the world of today’s jazz, Holophonor is a bright young musical collective of recent graduates from the Thelonious Monk Institute. While it is tempting to read into the band’s futuristic name and call Holophonor the jazz group of tomorrow, they’ve made a strong claim to be taken quite seriously now. Just check out this studio performance of the tune “Personal Sloth.”

All seven members have both chops and imagination to burn, from the rock-solid rhythmic foundation of bassist Dave Robaire and drummer Jonathan Pinson, to the gnarly atmospheres of vibraphonist Diego Urbano and pianist Miro Sprague, to the precise melodic acrobatics of saxophonist Josh Johnson, trumpeter Mike Cottone, and trombonist Eric Miller. Several group members have recently relocated to New York and are already making their presences felt in the scene.

The Jazz Gallery is proud to present Holophonor on our stage for the second time this Thursday, April 16th. Last summer, the Gallery hosted the group on their debut record release tour—you can check out our interview with bassist Dave Robaire here and listen to the album here.

Holophonor plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, April 16th, 2015. The group features Josh Johnson on saxophone, Eric Miller on trombone, Diego Urbano on vibraphone, Miro Sprague on piano, Dave Robaire on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Sets are at 8 and 10 p.m. $15 general admission ($10 for members) for the first set, $10 general admission ($8 for members) for the second. Purchase Tickets Here.