Frisson's Official Band Website  |    Design by Matt DiBiase    |   Last Updated Fall 2018

“An appealing new voice on the jazz scene with beautiful melodic sensitivity and intricately crafted percussion”
 
-Marshall Smith, The Idyllwild Town Crier, CA
Matt DiBiase
Vibraphone
Chase Kuesel
Drumset
Patrick Graney
Percussion
Eli Heath
Bass
Michael Orenstein
Keyboards
Sara Sithi-Aminoi / Giveton Gelin
Trumpet
Nathan Rice
Tenor Sax
Emmett Sher / Russell Gelman-Sheehan
Guitar
Selected Performance History
Calgary Jazz Festival (Calgary, AB Canada 2018)
Medicine Hatt Jazz Festival (Medicine Hat, AB Canada 2018)
Deer​ ​Valley​ ​Concert​ ​Series​ ​(Park​ ​City​ ​UT,​ ​2017)
 
Jazz​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Pines​ ​Festival​ ​(Idyllwild​ ​CA,​ ​2017)
 
Tri​ ​C​ ​Jazz​ ​Festival​ ​(Cleveland​ ​OH,​ ​2017)
 
Laguna​ ​Beach​ ​Festival​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Arts​ ​(Laguna​ ​Beach​ ​CA,​ ​2017) 
Frisson is​ ​an​ ​eight​ ​piece​ ​instrumental​ ​collective​ ​formed​ ​in​ 2015​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Oberlin Conservatory​ ​of​ ​Music and led by composer and vibraphonist Matt DiBiase. Comprised​ ​of​ ​graduates​ ​and​ ​current​ ​students​ ​of​ ​Oberlin,​ ​the​ ​Juilliard School,​ the ​Berklee​ ​Global​ ​Jazz​ ​Institute​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Brubeck​Institute,​ ​its​ members​ ​currently​ ​reside throughout​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States,​ ​the​ Bahamas​ ​and​ ​Germany.​ With​ ​influences​ ​ranging​ ​from​ ​jazz​ ​and hip​ ​hop​ ​to​ ​funk​ ​and​ ​electronic​ ​music,​ ​the​ ​band's​ ​live​ ​performances​ feature​ ​hypnotic​ ​grooves, exhilarating​ ​solos​ ​and​ ​thoughtfully​ crafted​ ​original​ ​compositions.​ ​The​ ​group's​ ​sound​ ​reflects many​ ​of​ ​today’s​ ​preeminent​ ​genre-crossing​ ​artists​ ​including​ ​Snarky​ ​Puppy,​ ​Hiatus​ Kaiyote,​ ​the Christian​ ​Scott​ ​Quintet​ ​and​ ​Moonchild. Frisson released its debut EP in 2017 and has since toured the material across the United States West Coast, Midwest and Western Canada. In June of  2019 they will release their second studio album, Cast, and tour extensively throughout the country.
“Ohio-based Frisson has the chops to be the next big thing in an emerging music style that incorporates jazz, hip hop, samba and electronic music.”
 
-Lyle Rebbeck, Medicine Hat News