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September 26, 2018 @ 8:00pm
Luminous (live music) at Plonk on September 26th @ 8pm
Although a quick glance at their bandstand may elicit expectations of a typical jazz trio, Luminous, comprised of vibraphonist Silas Stewart, bassist Michael Steele, and drummer Josh Poole have crafted a sound that is completely their own. While their expansive understanding of harmony is drawn from their familiarity with the standard jazz repertoire, their songwriting process simultaneously reflects an adventurous and genre-bending commitment to groove, rhythmic intricacy, and textural exploration, drawing upon styles as diverse as trance, hip hop, and samba. Although this is a group that can be found playing 3 straight-ahead sets in a jazz club, they also thrive while playing their original compositions for unsuspecting audiences at music festivals, rock venues, or even in a DIY setting. This is the foundation of their concept; actively paying tribute to a constantly-evolving ‘jazz’ tradition, not as apprentices or preservationists, but as participants.