Transcendental Express

July 8, 2022 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Transcendental Express is a sonic experience that transcends genre; from jazz to funk to Samba, this band seamlessly incorporates it all. The sultry guitar solos are Santana-esque, the piano and organ work provide a perfect punctuation to an already rich story told through music. The hypnotic saxophone solos take the listener on a voyage through jazz history as they echo elements of various cultures and worlds. The rhythm section, rooted in funk, is the thread holding it all together to complete this truly transcendent experience.

They aim to transcend negativity & bring people together through music. Their mission is to create a space where everyone is welcome, everyone is happy, and everyone is dancing. Each member comes from different backgrounds & beliefs, and that’s why it works. A community is made up of people with a variety of ideas about what’s right and wrong. TE is a community.

Transcendental Express features members of Off In The Woods, Letter B, Red Onion Purple, & Locksaw Cartel.

Lhanna Writesel – Sax & percussion
Kiavash Adibzadeh – Keys & organ
Joshua Chai – Drums
Cole Grant – Bass
Chris Duparri – Guitar

The Missoulian says Transcendental Express lands “where jazz, funk and fusion meet in a way that’s amenable to rock fans.” We couldn’t agree more.