Jam at The Gem: The KTO’s & Satori
Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Run Time: 240 min.
PRODUCED BY MIGHTY MAINE PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTED BY BLACK BEAR ENERGY & GREEN HOUSE FARMS
Doors @ 8, Music @ 9
This event is 18+
Opening band is The KTOs
Headliner is Satori
The KTO’s: Bassist Kevin O’Reilly has been pushing the boundaries and technique of his instrument for over three decades. His music has explored the outer fringes of progressive, punk and funk rock, but always remains fundamentally groove oriented. As a solo artist, O’Reilly has wanted to make music that engages listeners lyrically and “would make people (want to) move..”
Satori: The band Satori features Laurent Brondel (Guitar & Vocals), Chris Parent (Bass) & Cameron Lopez (Drums). Satori’s repertoire includes Laurent’s original compositions and interpretations of music by Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Mahavishnu Orchestra, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and others.
Laurent Brondel is a musician and luthier originating from Paris, France. Besides producing his recordings for Skam Records (UK), Tone Casualties (US) and Statra Recordings (US), he also performed with, engineered and produced records for Cuong Vu, Myra Melford, Geoffrey Oryema among other jazz / avant-garde / world musicians.
Chris Parent, raised in Sanford, ME, began an appreciation of music at a young age, mostly due to his mother’s love of artists from the Motown Stax catalogues. Recent musical involvement include contribution to various bands from Southern Maine such as “Gocasual”, “The Rob Butler Band” and “The Good Against The Living”.
Cameron Lopez was born in California but has deep ties in Maine where he is currently residing. His unique sound is the blending of various styles making up his eclectic taste in music. He graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta Jazz and Contemporary Music Program in 2014