Black Market Trust
The Black Market Trust are an American pop/vocal jazz band that combines the sound of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world-class musicians who have traveled the globe recording, and performing on some of the world’s biggest stages with music’s most renowned artists. With their first album, the band established themselves as leaders and innovators of the style. Their second album is the critically acclaimed and commercially successful II, with their stylized and modern take on the Great American songbook. The addition of vocals and drums gave the band their first top 10 radio hit with a rendition of the classic ‘Route 66’. Their current album Just One of Those Things is available now, featuring the songs ‘Almost Like Being In Love", the Brian Wilson classic ‘God Only Knows’, and the Jamaican Rocksteady-inspired original tune ‘Please Stay’. Their music has also been featured on the ABC Television series Happy Endings and the Hulu original program Casual.
Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews and his All Stars
A Whidbey native, Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews has been coming to DFNW as a fan since the beginning. He started on violin at age four, switched to piano a year later, and then picked up clarinet and saxophone in middle school. Since then, Eric has focused on classical and jazz studies in high school and at the University of Washington, deciding on saxophone as his primary focus.
Over the past several years he would join the jams at DFNW, strengthening his improvisational skills. In 2016, Eric had his first chance to perform in the festival as a sideman with Ranger and the Re-Arrangers and the Hot Club of Troy. For the past two years he was asked to perform as a leader, so he set forth to assemble an all star band of epic players from across the continent. Blending the compositional influence, solidity of groove, and swing feel of Django Reinhardt and Louis Armstrong with the harmonic and lyrical freedom of contemporary improvised music, the EVM All-Stars attempt to pay homage to the great jazz tradition.
Black Market Trust/Eric Vanderbilt/Mathews and his All Stars
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