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Saffire

 

Saffire is a straight – up quality Rock & Roll trio with a wide and far reaching repertoire.  Their sound is authentic and driving ~ featuring complex rhythms, soulful melodies and spirited grooves.  Though newly formed this year in the Verde Valley, the three members have a tight chemistry in their love for music.  Classic tunes from the last several decades are covered in an original and very engaging way.  “It is so much fun to be playing the songs I grew up loving,” says Gina Machovina, classical guitarist/singer and songwriter for Saffire.  “But even more enlivening for me is the focus and attention we are giving to my music compositions.  They are really taking shape in the best way possible.”

  

Gina brings a unique virtuosity and mesmerizing quality to the forefront as well as an edgy and artistic set of original tunes.  

 

Percussionist Terry Brennan is a forceful and dynamic player and has a sixth sense when providing the textural backbone for the group ~ and he has a strong deep voice, and plays harmonica and sax.

 

Al Hinojoza, bassist, has awesomely stepped up to complete this Rock trio, learning the instrument at breakneck speed.  No one believes he has just ‘picked up’ the instrument less than a year ago.  (Gina and Terry are blown away! And so pleased!!)  

 

Saffire loves what they do!

What’s the big idea?

What's the big idea?

 

Formed in 2012,
“What’s The Big Idea” is a modern Jazz trio consisting of Drummer David Drew, Bassist Josh Kneisel, and Pianist Michael Kleinschmidt.
With a new album release set early 2017, “WTBI” performs 150+ events around the Phoenix area annually with residency venues including The Crescent Ballroom, The Clarendon Hotel, The Rhythm Room, The Phoenix Art Museumhttps://www.wtbijazz.com/, The Cancer Support Group of Arizona, Four Eight Wineworks of Clarkdale, and many others. They have also performed before Grammy Award winning “Rebirth Brass Band” in 2016.

 

Dan Vega

 

Dan Vega

Dan Vega

 

About Dan

Singer/songwriter, guitarist, and producer Dan Vega hits soft and hard with his unique blend of soulful singing, conscious rap, and blues-tinged guitar work. Dan draws his energy from years of Classical and Jazz saxophone training and performance, cutting his teeth as a guitarist in the Buffalo, NY and Austin, TX blues scenes, and as a featured performer aboard cruise ships across the Caribbean. Now residing in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, Dan is focused on a full length studio release and performances across the Southwest U.S. and beyond.

http://danvegamusic.webstarts.com/

Michelle & The Mixers

 

PROFESSIONAL, UNIQUE, & CAPTIVATING…

As a duo or with the band, they can only be described as seasoned professional entertainers out there havin’ fun. For the Michelle & The Mixers, it’s all about pleasing the fans with their own unique brand of Classic Rock, Country, Motown, Blues and a few of their crowd pleasin’ original recordings mixed in.

Over the years, Earl B. Hall & Michelle Peterson have covered countless events, private parties, clubs and weddings receptions. This is a testament to their versatility. Since both are multi-instrumentalists and exceptional singers.

 

Ivory DeVille

Ivory DeVille

Ivory DeVille

Los Angeles band Ivory Deville produces an uncommon swagger and juxtaposition of sound that hits its stride at the intersection of honky tonk, glam rock, and mid-century rock and roll. Born out of the raucous beer joints and restless bones of the Plains, and warmly branded by soaring female harmonies from the California coast, Ivory Deville is an authentic roadhouse band for our time.

http://ivorydeville.com/

 

Saffire

 

Saffire

Saffire


Saffire is a straight – up quality Rock & Roll trio with a wide and far reaching repertoire.  Their sound is authentic and driving ~ featuring complex rhythms, souful melodies and spirited contrapuntal intricacies.  The music consists of a unique variety of tunes, from classical composers such as JS Bach, Leo Brouwer and Isaac Albeniz to R & R legends like Fleetwood Mac, Queensryche and Santana.  People are amazed and often comment on the original and mesmerizing flavor and continuity this wide array of music has.

Though Gina Machovina (classical concert guitarist and singer-songwriter) has only known TJ Brennan (percussion/harmonica/sax) since October of 2016, the musical symmetry between them is unmistakeable.

“I couldn’t have been more happy than the day TJ walked into one of my performances, began beating the table to an original of mine, and asked where my drummer was.  I told him that he (TJ) was a bit late, but could jump in anytime.”

A week later, the duo played a gig and people thought they’d been jamming together for years!  The show ended an hour late as the encores kept coming.

Of TJ, Gina says he is an incredibly talented and intuitive player.  “He senses what I’m going to play even before I do!  And did I mention how fun this is? ”

TJ is also enjoying this musical ensemble tremendously.  “When I first heard Gina, I was so impressed by both her classical guitar work and vocal quality on the covers and originals she played.  The music was just beautiful and rockin’ too!  And now, I’m finding out that she shreds on the electric guitar as well!  What an awesome bonus!” 

Gina and TJ each independently played the Southern Cal circuit, TJ with several different Rock bands and Gina in her original heavy metal band Rising.  Gina went on to play as a soloist first in Southern Utah, then in Central CA, Oregon, and now in Northern AZ.  As a band in 2017, they are called Saffire.

Over the past few months, it has become blatantly evident that Saffire needed a bassist.   Al Hinojoza boldly stepped up, bought a bass guitar, and began learning the instrument, under the gruelling and often brutal instruction of wife Gina ~ and moving at Mach 5 none-the-less!  Thanks Al, we needed you!

Saffire

 

Saffire

Saffire


Saffire is a straight – up quality Rock & Roll trio with a wide and far reaching repertoire.  Their sound is authentic and driving ~ featuring complex rhythms, souful melodies and spirited contrapuntal intricacies.  The music consists of a unique variety of tunes, from classical composers such as JS Bach, Leo Brouwer and Isaac Albeniz to R & R legends like Fleetwood Mac, Queensryche and Santana.  People are amazed and often comment on the original and mesmerizing flavor and continuity this wide array of music has.

Though Gina Machovina (classical concert guitarist and singer-songwriter) has only known TJ Brennan (percussion/harmonica/sax) since October of 2016, the musical symmetry between them is unmistakeable.

“I couldn’t have been more happy than the day TJ walked into one of my performances, began beating the table to an original of mine, and asked where my drummer was.  I told him that he (TJ) was a bit late, but could jump in anytime.”

A week later, the duo played a gig and people thought they’d been jamming together for years!  The show ended an hour late as the encores kept coming.

Of TJ, Gina says he is an incredibly talented and intuitive player.  “He senses what I’m going to play even before I do!  And did I mention how fun this is? ”

TJ is also enjoying this musical ensemble tremendously.  “When I first heard Gina, I was so impressed by both her classical guitar work and vocal quality on the covers and originals she played.  The music was just beautiful and rockin’ too!  And now, I’m finding out that she shreds on the electric guitar as well!  What an awesome bonus!” 

Gina and TJ each independently played the Southern Cal circuit, TJ with several different Rock bands and Gina in her original heavy metal band Rising.  Gina went on to play as a soloist first in Southern Utah, then in Central CA, Oregon, and now in Northern AZ.  As a band in 2017, they are called Saffire.

Over the past few months, it has become blatantly evident that Saffire needed a bassist.   Al Hinojoza boldly stepped up, bought a bass guitar, and began learning the instrument, under the gruelling and often brutal instruction of wife Gina ~ and moving at Mach 5 none-the-less!  Thanks Al, we needed you!