Idiot Fish 3 Ground Hog Day Concert

Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz

We start the year on Ground Hog Day, February 2 @ 7pm with Idiot Fish 3 at Kuumbwa, one of the most prestigious venues clubs in Northern California. We would love to have you start our year with us as we perform new and old Idiot Fish material!

“Wally Schnalle's Idiot Fish traverses the balance between inspired composition and creative improvisation. An intrepid drummer and composer, Schnalle's music sits on the cutting edge of the post-fusion movement, weaving attractive melodies and harmonies around earthy grooves and ethereal electronica. His group, Idiot Fish 3 features the astute musicianship of guitarist Hristo Vitchev and bassist Dan Robbins. At times the trio evokes the heady musical collaborations of fusion icons Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth, yet, they have developed and pursue a uniquely impressive sonic imprint of their own design.”

From Kuumbwa’s website…

“Idiot Fish” is a dramatic assault on the outposts of fusion who many considered abandoned. In fact, fusion remains alive and kicking on this album with Schnalle and company kicking it hard. Schnalle knows how to write it and this band most assuredly knows how to play it.”

Travis Rogers, JazzTimes

“Wally Schnalle employs the latest computer/music technology to a dream he has been striving to realize for decades of achieving harmonic content as well as other sounds emanating from his usual acoustic drum set. Intriguing compositions, virtuosic soloists and cutting edge tech come together to create an intriguing musical experience. And live Idiot Fish shows include a host of projected visuals to enhance the aural experience. Many of these are audio reactive in real time to Schnalle’s electro/acoustic drum set.”

Grady Harp, Amazon