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Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Sean Beier, keyboard, tuba, other assorted instruments; Gregg Scharfstein, drums; Ryan Finnerin, bass; Calvin Tullos, saxophone; Micah Huerta, trombone; Pat Wescott, guitar.

Founded in: 2003

Style: Funk

Influenced by: Jimmy Smith, John Medeski, Herbie Hancock, Robert Walter, John Coltrane, Melvin Sparks, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, James Brown, Led Zeppelin.

Notable: Everyone in the band has a scientific background. Members include an employee at the Hubbell Space Telescope, several computer programmers and a mechanical engineer.

Quotable: Calvin Tullos on the bands goal: "To make beautiful music and have a great time. Clearly it is not making money."

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--Annie Linskey

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