Coming together in 2013, Electreo was formed by bassist Jeff Denson, jazz bassoonist Paul Hanson and drummer Alan Hall. With numerous credits in the jazz, fusion and classical world, Electreo presents a contemporary musical interpretation of a myriad collection of jazz styles in a presentation that is more robust and full sounding than most would expect from a trio. The unique presentation of electric bassoon with bass and drums lends itself to music that is both open and full, harmonically developed but always rhythmically engaging.
The group is currently working on their debut album, coming 2016 on Ridgeway Records.
Jeff Denson – Bass
Jeff Denson is a world renowned double bassist and composer who has performed in many of the worlds top jazz festivals such as the Berlin Jazz Festival, the JVC Jazz Festival Paris and the Montreal Jazz Festival to name a few. Jeff, a native of the Washington, D.C. Area, has actively performed in a myriad of genres. He has done extensive freelance work throughout the US, Europe, and Canada and has performed and/or recorded with distinguished musicians such as Charlie Byrd, Bob Moses, Joe Lovano, Carl Allen, Kenny Werner, Anthony Davis, Geoffrey Keeser, Claudio Puntin, Lionel Loueke, Ted Poor, Dan Weiss, Ralph Alessi, Charles McPherson and Lee Konitz. Jeff has received rave reviews in such periodicals as the Washington Post, NY Times, DownBeat Magazine, and has received such prizes as the German Cultural Award in 2006.
Paul Hanson – Electric Bassoon
Paul Hanson is a world renown jazz bassoonist. Over the last 20 years, Paul has rewritten the rulebook and set new standards for what is possible on this most classical instrument. As a jazz/fusion bassoonist: Paul has recorded and/or performed with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Wayne Shorter, Peter Erskine, Billy Childs, Gregorie Maret, Billy Higgins, David Binney, Ray Charles, Charlie Hunter, Patrice Rushen, Dennis Chambers, Medeski Martin & Wood, Jonas Hellborg, OoN, Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, Kai Eckhardt, Peter Apfelbaum, The Paul Dresher Ensemble, DAVKA, jazz soloist with the Oakland Eastbay Symphony Orchestra, as classical soloist with the Napa Symphony. In 2008-2012, Paul was invited to create his own role as electric improvising bassoonist in Cirque Du Soleil’s ZED-in Tokyo. As a sax player-Paul has worked with Eddie Money (tenor sax soloist on the 1985 hit song “Take Me Home Tonight”), Boz Scaggs, The Temptations, Steve Smith, Tom Coster.
Alan Hall – Drums & Percussion
Alan Hall has performed/toured/recorded with a polygot of musical artists. Alan has worked with Taylor Eigsti, Russell Ferrante, Billy Childs, Kenny Werner, Art Lande, Christian Jacob, Kit Walker, Tom Coster, Eddie Harris, Bob Sheppard, Paul McCandless, John Handy, Jimmy Haslip, Ratzo Harris, Stuart Hamm, Kai Eckhardt, John Clayton, Rebecca Parris, Kenny Washington, Joyce Cooling, Victor Mendoza, Cirque du Soleil, Teatro Zinzanni San Francisco and many others. He has performed at: WAMU Theatre at Madison Square Garden; The Monterey Jazz Festival with Billy Childs and Bob Sheppard; Teatro Zinzanni in San Francisco; Vancouver International Jazz Festival with Mike Zilber; Barbados International Jazz Festival with Wild Mango; JVC Jazz Festival with Rebecca Parris; BumberShoot Festival with Kai Eckhardt and Kit Walker; Yoshi’s with Kenny Werner.