Daniel Seriff Trio featuring Jeff Sipe & Shannon Hoover @ HRO
December 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
$10 Advance – $15 Day of Show
Resevered tables and Reserved Seats available
About Dan Seriff:
FROM AMBIENT SOUNDSCAPES TO SCREAMING SOLO GUITAR, DANIEL SERIFF HAS BEEN BENDING BRAINWAVES AND WOWING AUDIENCES WITH HIS DEDICATION TO STRINGED INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1999.
A junkie for sounds, textures, and the beauty of melody, Daniel is a consummate modern musician. Committed to playing the right part, at the right time, or understanding the importance of silence, Daniel excels in all musical contexts.
As a guitarist, teacher, session musician, clinician, producer, engineer, and gear aficionado, Daniel has experience well beyond his years. A lifelong student, an experienced educator, and seasoned performer, Daniel has traveled the United States sharing his music and methods with a broad variety of students and audiences. At only 30 years of age, he has played and taught with numerous of the world’s leading performers and teachers, yet is just beginning his career arc.
About Jeff Sipe:
Jeff began to play drums in the sixth grade. Then In 1975, Jeff’s first stepping stone was attending the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. — One of Jeff’s dreams finally came true when he was accepted to Berklee in 1977. While at Berklee, Jeff studied under Bob Kaufman and Bill Norine, he attended clinics given by Alan Dawson and was taken under by his mentor Lee Venters. Jeff was lucky enough to attend Berklee with an impressive cast of musicians like Branford Marsalis, Bill Frisell, Mike Stern and Jeff Watts, Kevin Eubanks, Dean Parks, Steve Vai, just to name a few.
While studying at Berklee, Jeff met and played in a band with Steve Vai and Baron Brown called “Winter”. This experience turned Jeff on to a wide world of music and rhythm which gave him valuable tools that he still carries with him today.
After his stay in Boston, Jeff moved to Atlanta in 1983. There he began gigging and teaching at the Atlanta Institute for Music and at a popular hang out for Atlanta drummers, Atlanta Drums and Percussion. Jeff spent time sitting in with local musicians and was introduced to Bruce Hampton through Dan Wall, a keyboardist that he had been playing with…..and that’s the rest of the story. It seemed too fitting that their first meeting took place at a wedding because not only was there a marriage there was a wedding of vast musical intention. Jeff then asked Oteil Burbridge and Jimmy Herring to sit in on this free willed musical band wagon and the Aquarium Rescue Unit was born.
In 1996, Jeff met up with Swedish-born bass extraordinaire Jonas Hellborg and the Memphis guitar monster Shawn Lane. This Trio did many Europoean tours as well as American tours. Jonas released 4 recordings of this band including “Temporal Analogues of Paradise”, a classic.
Jeff’s interest in bluegrass music led him to 3 years with “Leftover Salmon” where he gigged almost non stop! The recording “Nashville Sessions” was a high lite of that period having an opportunity to work with Randy and Earl Srcruggs, Bela Fleck, Waylon Jennings, Lucinda Williams, Taj Mahal, & Jerry Douglas among others.
Jeff took on his own creation known as the Zambiland Orchestra. This experimental big band featured Ricky Keller conducting members of Phish, Widespread Panic, Michael Ray and the Cosmic Crew, the Derek Trucks Band, the Fiji Mariners, MOE, Little Feat, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Warren Haynes, Stanton Moore, the Atlanta All-Stars, Little John, Sonny Emory Randy Honea, and many others.
The Zambiland Orchestra performed as a charity event for six years in a row every December just before Christmas at the Variety Playhouse as a benefit for Hospice and the food bank.
By the 4th year into it there where 83 players on stage being conducted by the great spirit Ricky Keller and Jeff. One invited guest was Matt Butler who was so inspired by this spirited event that he began his own version called the” Everyone Orchestra”.
Even more recently Jeff teamed up with long time friend and guitar maniac Jimmy Herring on a project known as Z, that’s Project Z to most. Together with fellow Atlantian producer/musician Ricky Keller and mega organ/keyboardist Oliver Wells, Project Z recorded a self titled debut album filled with juicy fusionisk tunes that gathered praise from all realms. Since then a second Project Z has been released as well as Jeff’s solo release “Timeless” featuring Paul Hanson, Derek Jones, Jason Crosby, Kofi Burbridge, Count ‘M Butu and Derek Trucks.
About Shannon Hoover:
Shannon Hoover, from Greenville SC, plays electric and acoustic bass, piano, and brass. A graduate of Anderson University(SC) in 2004, Shannon has a B.A. in Double Bass Performance(minors in piano and education) and is currently a freelance performer, composer, private instructor, clinician, and founder of a jazz nonprofit group called The Greenville Jazz Collective. He teaches private bass lessons at Watson-Wood Music in Greenville, SC. He is also adjunct bass instructor and Jazz Band Director at University of South Carolina-Upstate in Spartanburg, SC.
Shannon plays many styles, focusing on jazz, classical, and world music. Keeping a busy performance schedule in Charlotte NC, Greenville SC, Atlanta, GA, and Asheville NC, he plays regularly with several projects such as The Hipbones, Lovell Bradford Trio, Clay Ross Band, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Jeff Sipe Trio, and his own group, the Shannon Hoover Trio. Recently, Shannon has recently had the opportunity to play with Victor Wooten, Glenn Miller Ochestra, Branford Marsalis, Harry Kim, Ike Stubblefield, Vincent Gardner, Lizz Wright, Jiggs Whigham, John Ellis, Kobie Watkins, Ron McCurdy, Col. Bruce Hampton, Craig Wagner, Adam Nitti, Justin Stanton, Bob Moses, Ranky Tanky, Chris Vadala, Terreon Gully, Geoff Achison, Buzz Amato, Jeff Sipe, Derek Trucks, Mondre Moffett, Edwin McCain, Delfeayo Marsalis, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Pharez Whitted, Dionne Warwick, Yonrico Scott, Bill Evans, Kofi Burbridge, Chris Bullock, Scotty Anderson, Walter Blanding, Jr., Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Jason Marsalis, Mondre Moffett and the late great Clarence Clemons.
Shannon released a CD entitled “Follow Me” in October 2012, featuring original compositions. He has been busy the last few years building a foundation for jazz in Greenville, SC. Shannon is music director of a newly formed non- profit organization, the Greenville Jazz Collective, which he co-founded in 2012. The group promotes jazz awareness and education in the Greenville area, reaching out to local schools and the public with concerts, camps, and clinics. He also spends time working with another non-profit organization, Hendersonville Community Music Center, working with music programs in the Hendersonville, NC area lacking funding for music education.
Shannon has recently been working on several new projects, including a second studio album of original compositions, a solo electric bass album, a bass method book, and new ensembles, festivals, and concert series with the Greenville Jazz Collective. More information on the jazz collective is available at www.GreenvilleJazzCollective.com.