SBQ performs all original music composed and performed by Samantha Boshnack (trumpets/voice) with Beth Fleenor (clarinets/voice), Alex Chadsey (piano), Isaac Castillo (bass), and Max Wood (drums). Boshnack creates intricately woven soundscapes harboring deep grooves and punctuated, explosive improvisations. The intention is to charge chamber precision with the syncopated rhythm of her personal blend of jazz, rock, contemporary, world, and experimental music. Their 2014 release was hailed as "Delightful, surprising... explorative and intriguing... phenomenally innovative musicians with a unique signature sound that owes as much to their, on the spot, ingenuity as to Boshnack’s original writing." (All About Jazz
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Fusing many musical styles in an intimate but high-octane record, this band thrashes through tightly woven twists with the deftness and precision of a chamber ensemble and weight of a rock band. In this all-Boshnack set, the trumpeter is joined by clarinetist Beth Fleenor, pianist Dawn Clement, bassist Isaac Castillo, and drummer Max Wood.