Since all the music is improvisational and don’t have names, we took it upon ourselves to appropriately title this one “Buffafunk”.
Recorded live at the Waiting Room in Buffalo, NY on Sept. 18th, 2014.
The Everyone Orchestra featured…
Featuring Joel Cummings (Umphrey’s McGee)
Ashish Vyas (Thievery Corporation)
Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band)
Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)
Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band)
Cris Jacobs (The Bridge)
Jason Barady (Floodwood)
Conducted by Matt Butler
THE EVERYONE ORCHESTRA conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions.
Marching clearly into uncharted territory, The Everyone Orchestra balances the challenges of live group improvisation with triumphant tension and release conduits of music which head deep into the soul. This unique collaborative of performance deeply encourages and requires audience interaction. The edge of your seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of The Everyone Orchestra.