Photo by Shaun Morris
Kirk Peterson - Electric Bass
David Boyce - Saxophone, Keyboards, Vocals
Kevin Carnes - Drums, Sampler
The most important thing about music is the way it makes you feel. Musicians are lucky enough to live a life of pure feeling if they can play their personal visionary music with as much integrity and energy as the spirit grants them.
For the last 25 years, the trio called BROUN FELLINIS have been doing exactly this. The Fellinis innovate and disseminate their "Brounsoun", a sonic expression inspired by the ancient to future traditions of Jazz, Rock, Funk, Hardcore, Afrocentric Hip hop, Dub, film music and African/Indian trance sounds.
Notable performances include a tour with Ben Harper and co-bills with Gil Scott-Heron, Meshell Ndegeocello, the Roots, Erykah Badu, Bad Brains, George Clinton, Rafael Saadiq, Mos Def, The Last Poets, Living Colour, Zakir Hussain, Bernie Worrell, Jimmy Smith, Galactic, Medeski, Martin, Wood, Ravi Coltrane and many more. Downbeat and Spin magazines as well as NPR, KCRW, and Radio Nova in France have profiled the group.
The trio has performed at the San Sebastian International Jazz Festival in Spain, the opening of the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts and the Stern Grove Festival both in San Francisco. Top venues The Independent, Yoshi's and the House Of Blues have hosted the group and in June of 2016, Broun Fellinis celebrated their 25th anniversary at the Great America Music Hall in San Francisco.
The Fellinis play this NOW music with passion, precision and soul in energetic performances that embrace freedom and structure equally. Out of nowhere, improvised themes and motifs morph into well-crafted songs with evocative melodies, exotic harmonies and infectious rhythms. It is music of the moment reflecting the lives of three exceptional musicians living and creating in the Bay Area, California.