3 Peas marry jazz philosophy with soul-slappin funk, exploring reggae, hip-hop, and Afro-Cuban break beats. These influences craft the rhythmic potency and contagious groove that defines their sound. Founded in 2002 from the fusion of Joe Prinzivalli's thick, melodious bass, with the raw, elegant keys and of Vincent Denis, within a cornucopia of cross-cultural, percussive expressions from Evan Carroll, this three-piece ensemble delivers a unique, infectious experience that appeals to a diverse audience.
During the year of 2003, 3 Peas expanded their fan base like wild fire across the Front Range of Colorado, drawing venues to capacity, consistently. Through regular practice and gigs, opening for national acts* or headlining regional venues, 3 Peas have evoked attention from various press outlets, record distributors, and numerous fans. In 2007 3 Peas took a step in adding a guitarist, Phil Salvaggio to the mix. In addition they have expanded their touring radius to include markets in AZ, WY, KS, MS, IA, OH, NE and ND. Other notible shows include a multi-city run in support of Victor Wooten and playing Wakarusa Music Festival in Lawrence KS.
*Ozomalti, Israel Vibrations, Om Trio, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Tea Leaf Green, Robert Walters 20 th Congress, Victor Wooten, Buckethead, Toots and the Maytals, John Scofield, MMW (et.al.).
The creative combination of improvisation upon deep structure enables the 3 Peas to accommodate to different environments and atmospheres, having played for small, intimate gatherings, wedding receptions, and benefits of philanthropy as well as large concert halls such as the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, the Aggie Theatre, the Soiled Dove, and Cervantes. The constituents of 3 Peas are knowledgeable staff of positive, motivated individuals who can correspond with any aspect of booking, promotion, publicity, logistics, and paper work.
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