Since releasing their first eponymous album in 2007, Elkano Browning Cream’s career has been characterized by a multi-angular approach to music, resulting in records that are rich in nuances, containing thorough melodies with a strong rhythmic component. Coordinated by pianist and organist from San Sebastian, Mikel Azpiroz, the band is completed by the Parisian drum player Franck Mantegari, and the British guitarist who lives in Barcelona, Dave Wilkinson. The three members provide their interesting parallel careers, including collaborations with artists such as: Alpha Blondi, Saint Germain, Brian Jackson, and Jabier Muguruza, among others, and all this background combined with the band’s international nature results in jazz with a personality of its own, eclectic and exotic. They edited album “2” in 2010, following the footsteps of their first work, and in 2012 they released “Bohemia”, a small jewel of gypsy sounds, a tribute to street musicians. Now, UH EH is a clear manifestation of the group’s maturity and interpretive strength.
The band’s multiculturality also results in a nomadic character; since their early days in the USA (where they met), the band has performed in several festivals and venues in Europe, America, Asia and Oceania: San Sebastian Jazz Festival, Woodford Folk Festival (Australia), Cotton Club of Shanghai (China), Jazz Festival of Quito (Ecuador), Jazz Festival of Delhi (India), Madrid’s Veranos de la Villa, Cultura Inquieta de Getafe, etc.
Dave Wilkinson: guitar, vocals
Franck Mantegari: drums
Mikel Azpiroz: Hammond B3, piano