"Imaginative compositions and arrangements that cover a number of contrasting styles and grooves. From pretty ballads to funk to mad dissonance…these guys pull it off with their own unique style. The intricate horn lines would be difficult for anybody to play and these guys pull it off with no sweat. Bravo!"
- Adolfo Acosta, Trumpet, Tower of Power
Blowzone is a band for people who like to think, feel, and move…all at the same time. Featuring a 5-piece horn section, this Minneapolis-St.Paul-based ensemble has often, and aptly, been described as “genre-bending”. With direct influences that include Miles Davis, Tower of Power, James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Smith, Sly, and the Beatles, the band keeps “a foot in the history and an eye on the future.” Blowzone makes sure the fun stays on top of every groove. Enjoy the band's original songs as well as covers of Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billie Joe" and Joni Mitchell's "Helpless."
Kelly Rossum– trumpet
Ray Vasquez - trumpet
Greg “G-Man of Soul” Keel – tenor/alto saxophone
Peter Vircks – tenor saxophone
Brad Callahan – baritone saxophone
Brian Ziemniak – keyboards
John Della Selva – guitar
Mark Weisberg – bass
Tim Zohrne– drums
Pancho Lopez - persussion