Grits Minus One

Project 164

Patrick Cronin (Organ, Piano, Toy Piano) was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he spent the first eighteen years of his life. He started playing classical piano in the second grade. Professor Longhair and Paul Desmond convinced him that he should learn to improvise. He spent his senior year at Boston College (2007) writing a thesis on the philosophy of music, concentrating on the potential for music to produce revolutionary effects. He attended the School for Improvisational Music summer intensive workshop in Brooklyn. Now, he is something of a nomad, playing music and moving between Boston, Louisiana, and New York. Visit his website to learn more.

Jesse Kees (Guitar)

Simon Lott (Drums) has also played with Michael Jenner, David Mooney Trio, Friends of Gravity, renwicke, Matthias Bublath, and Tim Collins. He received his B.A. in English Literature from Louisiana State University. He has served as a drum instructor at the University of New Orleans as well as for private students, and he is currently drumming for the Charlie Hunter Trio. For more information about Simon and his work, visit his website.

Josh Nee (Electric Bass, Drums) plays with a few bands and enjoys tattoos, Jack Kerouac, and Newcastle Brown Ale. More information about Josh and further samples of his work can be found on his MySpace page.