Make Music Miami

2022 Listings: Tuesday, June 21st

Damian J Project presents The TRAD305

Since its inception in 2013 woodwind artist Damian J, determined to preserve the beginnings of jazz from 1918 throughout the 1920s, created Miami's open source musical collaboration entitled The TRAD305, reigniting traditional jazz in the Magic City. A clarinetist / soprano saxophonist invoking spirits from Sidney Bechet to Louis Armstrong, an acoustic banjolele representing the simplicity of the golden era of music from George Formby to Eddie Condon and finally a contrabass/ tubist that encompasses the very heartbeat which drives this small ensemble to the center of the "roaring 20s". Joined by the triumphant frontline, trombone & trumpet, The TRAD305 has been selected as the Buskerfest Miami winners on several occasions as well as the Miami-Made Concert Series Grand Champions in 2016. They have toured Portland, Oregon and extensively throughout Florida. Select venues have featured this prestigious jazz ensemble such as Lagniappe House, Gusman Hall Lobby and the North Beach Bandshell.

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