We are thrilled to welcome back to the shop Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet, this Saturday November 22 at Saxquest from 2pm – 4pm. This will be a special acoustic performance/clinic of the Mu’tet, unlike what we’ve seen when they’ve visited us before, and definitely worth checking out! As always it will be free and open to the public.
The Mu’tet takes its name from the word mutation, giving way to Coffin’s belief that music is constantly changing and mutating. Jeff is a 3X Grammy award winner, and is a member of the Dave Matthews Band and was a long-time member of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones.
Other members of the group include legendary and iconic players:
Felix Pastorius, son of bass great Jaco Pastorius, roots the Mu’tet on electric bass. He has been playing with the group since 2002. In 2012 he joined the legendary jazz quartet Yellowjackets. Felix is a gifted composer and a monster bassist with great chops and sensitivity.
On drums is the legendary Roy “Futureman” Wooten. Wooten is a five-time Grammy Award-winning performer with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. A percussionist of international acclaim, more recently, Wooten has developed a new electronic instrument called the RoyEl, which resembles a piano but plays notes not found in the traditional western music scales. This instrument is based on the periodic table of elements and the golden ratio.
Bill Fanning rounds out the horns on trumpet. Bill has performed with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, the Mu’tet, Glenn Frye (of the Eagles), George Garzone, Jon Faddis, Maria Schneider and George Russell. A brilliant improvisor and musician, Bill is stretching the boundaries of the trumpet.
Chris Walters is a brilliant piano player known for his fresh and inventive compositions and improvisations. One of Nashville’s most in-demand sidemen across multiple genres, and an active front-man, Walters has a completely unique and compelling sound.
Its such a tremendous thrill for us to bring such a fantastic event to you! The Mu’tet will playing at Jazz at the Bistro this week as well, from the 19th through the 22nd, so catch them there and catch a special acoustic set here!