Since 1978, Astral Project has been New Orleans most exciting, inventive and respected modern jazz. Astral Project has delighted audiences around the world with its unique brand of cutting edge improvisation and near telepathic interplay over deep New Orleans' grooves. Born and bred in New Orleans, drummer Johnny Vidacovich has the city's unique, syncopated backbeat running in his veins. On bass, James Singleton is a conduit of pure energy; His solid rhythmic concept and harmonic sense are the foundation of this innovative group's improvisational strength. Steve Masakowski has long been regarded as one of the most awe-inspiring guitarists and composers in contemporary music. His technique on the unique seven string instrument which he designed has influenced a generation of guitarists. Performing on tenor and soprano saxophones, Tony Dagradi brings an emotional urgency to each solo. His huge tone and soaring lines speak of the entire tradition of jazz and constantly push the energy of the band forward. Together, they produce true modern jazz.