Jordan Hamilton, cellist of Last Gasp Collective and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, merges songwriting, loop pedals, sample machines, and vocals to create a sonic landscape of experimental hip-hop, folk, soul, and classical music. The Western Michigan University graduate aims to find new ways for the cello, a traditional instrument, to relate to a modern audience where it can be found playing the music of Bach, the Beatles, or Chance the Rapper. Filled with an eclectic range of songs, Jordan’s set is sure to capture the heart and mind while reflecting on new horizons.
Xavier Bonner - Saxophonist, Composer, and Sonic Painter
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan he has had the opportunity to be taught/mentored by musicians such as Marcus Belgrave, Marion Hayden, Buddy Budson, Russ Miller, Steve Woods, and Wendell Harrison. Coming from a musical family Xavier knew at a early age the importance and value of music, which prompted his beginnings in the music scene. In the summer of 2013, at age 16, he toured Europe with the Blue Lake Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dave Jensen, and has gone on to perform at prominent venues such as the Detroit Jazz Festival.
Xavier Bonner, saxophonist of Last Gasp Collective, merges traditional world music, hip-hop, and the avant-garde to express the human experience. With his ability to reflect the "now", Xavier's performance is sure to capture the heart and mind of the people
Nezi, lead vocalists of Last Gasp Collective has branched on her own.
What Nezi brings to the table for the LGC camp is unparalleled.
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