This band takes its listeners from a whisper to a full-throated roar within the turn of a phrase. And with musicians whose influences draw from genres as far-reaching as classical, avant-garde, free jazz, and reggae, they never fail to deliver an unexpected rendition of eclectic music.
Kriste Peoples is a multitalented jazz vocalist and songwriter whose band performs throughout the metropolitan New York area. Whether playing time-honored standards, blues, or original material, Kriste and her jazz trio draw the audience inside the music and don't let go until the last note has been played. Defying categorization, this vocalist's style embodies a wide-ranging interest in music across many musical genres, which include jazz, blues, gospel, funk, and folk.
Peter Capelle has been performing with Kriste Peoples since 2001. As a freelance pianist and composer, he has performed in New York City at The Knitting Factory, Galapagos, Steinway Hall, The Next Stage, The Brooklyn Conservatory, The Theodore Roosevelt Museum and The Duplex. Collaborations include composing the music for "Williamsburg Bridge", a film by Nicole Koschman. In 1998, he was the recipient of an orchestral reading of his composition "Bloodstone" through The American Composers Forum. He holds a degree in Music from Indiana University and The Cleveland Institute of Music.
With an extensive touring background in Europe and Asia to his credit, Masa Kamaguchi has also performed extensively in the United States on both the East and West coasts. Masa has played bass for over fifteen years with groups ranging from traditional big bands to smaller, free-jazz experimental projects. He relocated from his native Japan to continue his studies at Berkley School of Music. Well-versed in straight-ahead jazz as well as avant garde styles of this genre, he is widely featured on recordings with musicians from around the world and brings a fresh interpretation and spontaneity to his craft.
Richard Livingston Huntley is a New York City-based percussionist. He plays many different types of music including jazz, funk, brazilian, klezmer, cuban, etc. He has recorded and or played with many great musicians such as Mulgrew Miller, Billy Drewes, Cameron Brown and many others. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. He has also composed music for theatre and film. Huntley is an endorser and clinician for Bosphorus cymbals and Regal Tip sticks and brushes.