We truly believe that music from all around the world is inter-related as people and cultures of this world are. We specialize in improvisational music that takes form as we play it live. Our music is based on the theory of free form jazz, which is freedom of musical expression. Within this expression, we showcase cultural music from our live experiences and our ancestry. Fusing Indian, Malaysian, Middle Eastern and Latin music with Western styles of Jazz, Blues and Funk is what we do best.
In the recent years we have taken the same music and invited our friends in the Hip Hop/Rap music scene to collaborate with us live. We also invited virtuosos such as Ukulele sensations Jake Shimabukuro and Taimane Gardner to collaborate with our music and the results were phenomenal!
Quadraphonix has the experience of opening for Grammy winners and nominees such as Black Eyed Peas and the Salsa Funksters, Ozomatli. These experiences give them maturity of handling bigger venues and concerts. Opening a show for Japanese Punk Ska group Kemuri at Club Chitta in Kawasaki, Japan proved that their original music has no cultural boundaries or language barriers and can appeal to listeners of all ages as well in many countries.
- Jonathan Heraux on drums and percussions – from New York, Panama, Haiti and Hawaii
- Shree Sadagopan on Guitar / Electric Sitar / Stand up bass – Penang, Malaysia.
- Eli Clemens on Congas and percussions – Waimanalo, Hawaii
An experienced and hard hitting conga player, Eli trained for over 10 years with Sango, a Broadway veteran of the congas and percussions.He brings the sound of Afro-Cuban percussive rhythms to the danceable tunes of Quadraphonix.He also has learned some chants from Africa that goes along with some of the 6/8 African rhythms that he chants and plays.