Hen House Studios Interviews The Mynzeer
June 8, 2010
The Mynzeer is a very special group. It’s six members come from all over Los Angeles County. From Malibu to Redlands to Long Beach, this band travels many miles each week to play and rehearse. But these guys don’t mind because the music of The Mynzeer Ensemble is based on friendship, respect and expression. Self-described as “new-world music”, the group’s sound ranges from African to Indian to Jazz to Cuban and Western Classical.
The Mynzeer Ensemble is lead by Miles Shrewsbery on hand drums and percussion. J.P. Maramba accompanies him on acoustic bass, along with Brad Colton on hand drums and percussion, Patrick Richey on hand drums and percussion, Michael Birnbryer on tenor sax and flute and Matt Zebley on C horn and alto clarinet.
If you can imagine three guys jamming on hand drums, while two other guys blow melodic lines on horns and yet another guy playing thick bass notes, then you’ll have some idea of what The Mynzeer Ensemble sounds like. But to really understand, you’ll have to hear them play. So feed your curiosity and appetite for good music.