Oh yes yes yes! The Munchies return to Bar LunÀtico! Alphabet soup co-founders, Kenny Brooks (sax) and Dred Scott (keys) bring the Oakland funk once more to Bed Stuy. Put on your best for the west and get down here.
Kenny Brooks was inspired to play reed instruments from the age of 9. He grew up the SF Bay Area and studied saxophone with Hal Stein. Brooks went to the New England Conservatory (BM 1988), studying with George Garzone. Early career work included the Eddie Marshall band, Charlie Hunter band and his own project Alphabet Soup. In 2000 he joined the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and his band RatDog. Brooks toured for 10 years with the rock legend. In 2007 he moved to NYC and can be heard at venues around town like Smalls, 55 Bar, Rockwood Music Hall and others. Kenny Brooks is a D’Addario artist.
Dred Scott grew up in St. Louis, went to college in Ohio, but the San Francisco bay area will always be home. in the 10 years he lived there, he gained a reputation as an innovative and eclectic pianist and multi-instrumentalist. He has recorded 10 self-produced cd’s as a leader and has performed on over 40 others and was co-founder of the ground breaking hip-hop jazz group, alphabet soup. He has also recorded with Anthony Braxton, Cecil Mcbee, Andrew Cyrille, Joe Morello, Charlie Hunter, Bob Mintzer, Dave Samuels, Don Byron, Paul McCandless, Marshall cCenshaw and has performed with Zigaboo Modeliste, Stteve Smith, Mike cCark, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Levon Helm, Norah Jones, Moby, Bob Weir, Joe Henderson, The Berkeley Symphony, Rickie Lee Jones, Dave Garibaldi, Larry Schneider, Nina Hagen and Peter Apfelbaum. Dred is currently based in New York City and regularly performs with Jay Collins, Carol Lipnik, Sasha Dobson, the Bari Koral Family Band and in addition, produced award winning recording, Rock and Roll Garden, for the Bari Koral family band.