Jonathan Scales Fourchestra explodes onto stages with an indescribable sound that is as much felt as it is heard: ‘a Thelonius Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity’ (Pan on the Net).
Weaving together collective and individual influences without compromise, they are as much themselves as they are a unit — a crucial trait of landmark instrumental ensembles. At center stage, steel pannist and founder Jonathan Scales’ compositional skill mixes with tasteful, avant-garde improvisations to form an unmistakably unique approach to an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical music.
Driftwood Magazine says: ‘Scales is to steel pans…. what Béla Fleck is to the banjo — an über innovator.’