written by Andrea Hnatievych
photo by Sage Thomas
A side project of The String Cheese Incident’s Michael Travis and Jason Hann, this duo brings a unique twist to your usual set, creating music live and incorporating instruments to their electronic sounds. Try to arrive early because they are closing out the Quartz stage on Thursday night!
A star in the movement towards a new type of bass music, this Santa Cruz native is taking over the main stage on Saturday night. It’s dark, it’s heavy, and you better be ready to get weird with it!
Diverse sounds and surprises are normal for this founding member and bassist of the well- known Phish. His live band for the Friday night set will include guitarist Scott Murawsk, percussionist Craig Meyers, and drummer John Kimock- a combination that is bound to leave you in awe.
THE RUSS LIQUID TEST
If you haven’t heard of this New Orleans-based producer, you are in for a treat showcasing an epic mix of jazz and funk with classic electronic music. Check out his November EP, 1984, and get a taste of the funky magic.
Gem & Jam definitely nailed the jam aspect with yet another side project of The String Cheese Incident, featuring four out of the six members of the band. You don’t want to miss this jam family on Friday night, as it is a rare group to catch on the West Coast!
See you at Gem & Jam this February 2nd-5th at their new venue, the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, AZ. Grab your tickets here!