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Dan Neville's Golden Circle Sextet


California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison St 94704 Berkeley United States
Vibraphonist Dan Neville debuts his new project, featuring the unique timbre of the Concert Harp with Vibraphone and Alto Flute. This sextet combines elements of Jazz, Afro Cuban, Spanish, and Norwegian street music, with textures of lush strings and woodwinds with driving rhythms and highly melodic phrases. Dan Neville's Golden Circle is currently in the studio, and an album is in the process of being made. All compositions are written and arranged by Neville. The band features Dan Neville on vIbes, Destiny Muhammad on harp, Rebecca Kleinmann on alto flute, Piro Patton on Bass Pepe Jacobo on Drums, And *Matt Wong on Piano.

Short Bio
Dan Neville is a multi-instrumentalist, a double time student at both CJC and CCSF, a jazz performer, and a jazz big band arranger. His credentials include 4 seasons of playing vibes for SFJAZZ Center's Monday Night Big Band; Arranging for Adam Theis' Treat Social Club; and winning runner up in the Emerging Jazz Composer's Contest (2015) for his song "Streamin'".

Destiny Muhammad's genre "Celtic to Coltrane' is cool and eclectic with a feel of Jazz & storytelling to round out the sonic experience. Destiny has opened for The Oakland East Bay Symphony, shared the stage with Jazz Masters Azar Lawrence, Marcus Shelby, Omar Sosa, John Santos and co-starred in Def Jam Poetry Winner Ise Lyfe's Hip Hop Play 'Pistols & Prayers.

Rebecca Kleinmann is an acclaimed flutist, singer, and composer with a twenty year professional career marked by diversity and improvisation. In the words of Latin Grammy Nominated pianist and composer, Jovino Santos Neto, "Rebecca plays flute with the passion of a flamenco dancer."

Matt Wong is a musician, composer and arranger. At an early age, he developed an appreciation for jazz and blues, and began playing piano at age six. His musical influences include Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, Robert Glasper, Billy Preston, and Bill Holman.