Members: MICHAEL GLICK-Keyboards, THEO GRONDAHL-Soprano, Alto, Tenor Saxophones, NICK BIANCHINI-Trumpet, BEN LITCHMAN-Baritone Sax, RYAN AVELLONE-Guitar, MILES BERRY-Bass, COLE BERRY-Percussion, BEAUMONT BRADBURY-Drums
~Since its Santa Cruz, CA based inception in 2009, New World Ape has created a sound and musical statement that is exciting, powerful, and uniquely its own. Led by pianist/keyboardist/composer Michael Glick, this 8-piece band features purely original music propelled by its bass/drumset/percussion backbone, its orchestrally arranged 3-piece horn section, and its dynamic guitar and keyboard textures. By blending dense harmonies, epic melodies, and progressive arrangements with afro, latin and funk grooves, the Ape has forged itself a unique niche in the already broiling West Coast world music scene, and continues to achieve fiery and uplifting performances that keep audiences dancing in their chairs and on their feet!
~'Present Day', New World Ape's debut album set to be released in April 2011, features Gary Meek (Dave Weckl, Airto Moriera, Flora Purim) on Soprano and Tenor Saxophones, and Sylvain Carton (Aphrodesia, Beats Antique) on Baritone Saxophone.
~Browse our music, check out our website for updates about the band and where we might be playing, and please come share a live musical experience with us when you get the chance! Cheers!