From: CA, United States
Genre: World, Latin, New Age
The veteran Los Angeles-based songwriter/musicians collectively known as INCENDIO knew the kind of inspired passion and energy they wanted to convey when they named their band in 1999.
The Latin guitar world fusion created by guitarists JIM STUBBLEFIELD, JEAN-PIERRE DURAND, and LIZA CARBE' has received international acclaim, and their reputation as a live act has spread. The band creates a polyrhythmic swirl of multiple Latin American music forms (boleros, cumbias, salsa, tango, mambo and the indigenous Peruvian valses criollos) and combines them with Indian, Arabic and Celtic flavors. Then they add just the right touch of jazz improvisation and dynamics, and the sizzling result is what one Incendio fan calls "edge-of-your-seat music".
On the strength of seven popular releases, MISTERIOSO (2000), ILLUMINATION (2001), the live-in-the-studio INTIMO (2003), INCENDIO (2003), the live DIA Y NOCHE DVD and CD (2005), SEDUCTION (2006), and their latest guitar trio CD, VIHUELA (2009), the very-much-in-demand INCENDIO has built a core fan base (many of whom follow the band from city to city, club to club, festival to festival) and a yearly touring schedule that averages 150 shows a year. The group has performed at the National Gallery of Art Washington DC, Sundance Film Festival, Strawberry Music Festival Yosemite (3 times), California World Music Festival (2 times), Catalina Jazztrax (2 times), San Antonio TX Jazz Festival, Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival IL, Decatur Celebration IL, Chamizal National Park El Paso TX, Albuquerque Bio Park NM, Zion Canyon Music Festival UT, the Napa Opera House, Salem Worldbeat Festival OR, Bite of Seattle WA, Phoenix World Music Festival, Nedfest CO, Carbondale Mountainfair CO, Reston VA Town Center Summer Concerts, Hats off to Saratoga NY Festival, PSALM Philadelphia, Pittsburgh’s South Park Amphitheater, and the Levitt Pavilions in Pasadena CA, Westport CT, Memphis TN, and Arlington TX, amongst many many other venues!
In fall 2010, the group completed editing and sound mixing for a new promotional video, "Live at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena 2009", which features a complete and unedited performance in Pasadena CA in 2009. The full concert can be viewed here.
Incendio is: Jim Stubblefield (acoustic and electric guitars) Jean-Pierre Durand (acoustic and electric guitars and guitar synthesizer) Liza Carbe' (bass and acoustic guitar) Bryan Brock (percussion) Nicole Falzone (drums and percussion).
Past members, players and guests include Joe Shotwell (drums and percussion); Scott Breadman (percussion); Tom Brechtlein (drums); Joel Litwin (drums and percussion); Dave Karasony (drums); Jake Jacobs (drums and percussion); Michael Clarke (drums); Mars Lasar (synthesizers); Lisa Lynne (Celtic harp); David Garza (sitar); Novi Novog (viola); Charlie Bisharat (violin); Eric Marienthal (saxophone); and Carlos Cuevas (piano).