"A raw embrace of cybernetic potential... Note their graceful and generous way with space when conversing and storytelling." - Greg Tate
Tickets: $12/$10 full time students with ID
Collectively led by drummer and vocalist Guillermo E Brown, bassist Keith Witty and saxophonist Christophe Panzani, THIEFS is a grammatically incoherent jazz bastardization. Fully acoustic to fully electronic, THIEFS weaves elements of modern composition and improvisation into a boundary-less foundation of beats.
Between them, Brown, Witty and Panzani have supported artists as varied as Amel Larrieux, Anthony Braxton, Carla Bley, David S. Ware, EL-P, Hocus Pocus, Jamie Lidell, Saul Williams, Somi and VIjay Iyer.
THIEFS has recently been named an FAJE (French American Jazz Exchange) grantee for 2012-2013, a joint program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with generous funding from The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (SACEM), Florence Gould Foundation, and InstitutFrancais.