“One of the most inventive and ever-changing bands in all of new jazz…The songs are great, the playing superb, the variety obvious but the main thing is that the spirit of the music is so strong and unique. There is simply not another band like Club d’Elf on the planet,” raves JAZZ AMERICA.
Acclaimed & World-Class Jazz Fusion / Funk / Jam Band - CLUB D'ELF has fierce players laying down "heavy grooves" & exploratory solos on distinctive original material. Club d'Elf began in 1998 in Cambridge, MA and is led by the vision & dedication of leader Mike Rivard, who plays electric & acoustic basses. Rivard lays down a rock solid foundation no matter how syncopated & complex the music becomes. The BOSTON GLOBE says Club d'Elf, "Masterfully mines a potpourri of global sounds and styles...dub-dosed funk, jazz fusion, hill country blues, and psychedelic rock." For Club d'Elf, important are the influences of familiar touchstones of musical transcendence, including James Brown, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, John Coltrane, Grateful Dead, Miles Davis, and the Talking Heads, all of whom conjure the power to transcend time and space. "...an accessible blend of styles that is unmatched by any current offerings. Highly recommended." (ALL ABOUT JAZZ) Acclaimed Guitarist DAVID TRONZO joins the band!