|Sean Schulich, Peter Levin, Aaron Maxwell, David Diamond, w/ Maritri
Sean Schulich returns to the Groove Series with this killer all-start line up.
Peter Levin (Blind Boys of Alabama, Eric Krasno Band, Tangiers Blues Band), keys
Aaron Maxwell (God Street Wine), guitar
David Diamond (Assembly of Dust), drummer
Sean Schulich (Alpha Mosaic, Dirty Dozen Brass), flute
Sean Schulich has played with the Funky Meters, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the New Orleans Suspects, Bernie Worrell, Meshell Ndegeocello and Zigaboo Modeliste. He's played Jazz Fest in New Orleans, at The Mint in LA, and at BB King's, the Brooklyn Bowl and the Bowery Ballroom here in New York City.
Sean hails from Woodstock, NY, and after earning his Masters from Yale, he won Artists International, selling out his debut at Carnegie's Weill Hall. Being a multi-genre musician, he then went on to co-found the fusion group Alpha Mosaic, winning a Sony Jazz Competition.
Peter Levin is currently on tour with The Blind Boys of Alabama. He has been their organist and pianist for the past six years. He has toured in support of Robert Plant, Tom Petty and Aretha Franklin to name a few, and has performed with such greats as Allen Toussaint, the Allman Brothers Band, Aaron Neville, Levon Helm and Bernard Purdy. In addition to the Blind Boys, Levin plays organ and keys in the Eric Krasno Band, the Tangiers Blues Band, and his own funk and soul project, "Moon Palace Revival." Levin's studio credits include such varied acts as Public Enemy, Korn, Beastie Boys, Train, and Courtney Love.
Paul Frazier has been the touring/studio bassist and vocalist in David Byrne's (of the Talking Heads) band. Frazier has worked with many other artists and producers, such as Arrested Development, Michael Tolcher, Lucy Woodward, Idina Menzel, Imani Coppola, Shawn Colvin, St. Vincent, Funky Poets (co-leader), Chaka Khan, Joss Stone, Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, Digable Planets, Cab and Chris Calloway and more.
Paul has also toured/played shows with Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Renee Fleming, Amel Larrieux, Sara McLachlan, Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Merchant, Imani Coppola (at Lilith Fair Performances), The Weather Girls, John Popper, Arcade Fire, Norah Jones, Micheal Tolcher with Crosby, Stills and Nash, Gilberto Gil, Peabo Bryson, Cissy Houston and many others.
Television show credits include VH-1 70s Show with Donny Osmond (performing with The Spinners, The Miracles, Rose Royce, Thelma Houston and Donny Osmond), David Letterman, The Colbert Report, Conan O'Brien, The Jules Holland Show, The View, On The Record with Bob Costas, Austin City Limits, The Arsenio Hall Show, Soultrain, (Vibe/Sinbad Show, Sessions at 54th, Good Morning America and The 2010 4th of July Celebration of America at the Ford's Theatre for President Obama.
Movie credits include The Money Train and Blankman. Appeared on and scored vocal arrangements on the HBO series Oz, Della Ventura (CBS weekly drama) and Firehouse (a CBS Fontana - Levinson production featuring Richard Dean Anderson). Frazier received gold and platinum honors for writing and producing music in the movie Free Willy.
Frazier's latest projects with David Byrne include, Ride Rise Roar (2010), a documentary produced by Hillman Curtis, This Must Be the Place, a film starring Sean Penn and Frances McDormand scheduled for release in 2011 and the 2012 release featuring St. Vincent and David Byrne.
A drummer first, Dave Diamond is a creative multi-instrumentalist, equally at home on guitar, bass and keyboards. When stepping out from behind the kit, Dave can be found singing and playing solo shows with his guitar, cajon and loop station. Some of his collaborations with artists have been featured in film and on TV.
He has toured, recorded or shared the stage with a diverse mix of artists and bands, including Bob Weir, Maceo Parker, the Wailers, Todd Rundgren, Stanley Jordan, Richie Havens, Robert Randolph, Pete Francis (Dispatch), and so many more.
Among the highlights of Dave’s varied discography are two records with keyboardist Jason Crosby (Robert Randolph & the Family Band), which featured acclaimed artists from the Allman Brothers, Oteil Burbridge, Derek Trucks and Marc Quinones; Leo Nocentelli (the Meters); Susan Tedeschi; Shannon McNally; Harvey S.; and Marc Broussard.