Gengis Don & the Empire, ///VISAGE., Slowfade

Gengis Don & the Empire



Wed · October 9, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Gengis Don & the Empire
Gengis Don & the Empire
"Gengis Don graduated at the top of the class from the School of Hip Hop. Wearing many hats as a drummer, producer, song writer, & engineer, Gengis combines his deep knowledge of Hip Hop and his study of jazz/improvisational music to create the music that his group, The Empire, plays. Each member hails from a different musical background; from Classical, to Straight Ahead to Underground Hip Hop and even Gospel. The Empire blends all various types of Black American Music; Jazz, Hip Hop, Afro-Beat, and Funk to create an energetic sound that's cemented in Groove.
Made up of some of the best musicians in NYC under-26 years of age. Each musician is a band leader/respected artist in their own right and are blazing the trail for this new generation of NYC musicians."
"Tomoki was born in New York City, NY on November 13th, 1994. He started playing drums and piano at the age of 4 and started Eb Clarinet at the age of 6. At the age of 10, his father got him an alto saxophone. Sanders switched to tenor saxophone at the age of 14.
He had his first gig at the age of 13 and had been performing around various schools, venues and clubs around the Kanto Region area in Japan.
He had his first recording as a sideman with the psychedelic rock band TENGOKU BATAKE JAPON (天国畑JAPON) on their second album, “Karomi No Step"" [かろみのすてっぷ].
Sanders has also performed alongside jazz drummer Tatsuya Nakamura (NEW YORK UNIT), Ravi Coltrane, Taylor McFerrin, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown, Shing02, KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET, Matthew Garrison, George Garzone, Hajime Yoshizawa, ROOT SOUL, Fumio Itabashi, TOKU, Raymond Mcmorrin, Jack DeJohnette Trio and Trap Music Orchestra, etc.
He is currently living in Boston as a student at the prestigious Berklee College of Music studying Performance. Studying with world-renowned musicians such as George Garzone, Frank Tiberi, Jackie Beard, Divo Govoni, Shannon LeClaire, Dave Santoro, Ed Tomassi, Jim Odgren, Ralph Peterson, Billy Kilson, Neal Smith and Tia Fuller. He's currently in a group called “///VISAGE”. a genre-bending experimental R&B Hip-Hop band drawing upon a diverse array of musical influences, the group seamlessly blends the improvisation and spontaneity of Jazz with 808s and other elements of contemporary music come from deep, inducted-into-the-fraternity jazz backgrounds. "
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003