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Kaleidoscope 09:09
Always 03:08
Imagínate 05:58


Alto Sax – Dave Milazzo
Alto / Sop Sax – Mark Zaleski
Tenor Sax – Daniel Rotem
Tenor / Sop Sax – Magnus Bakken
Bari Sax – Tyler Burchfield
Lead Trumpet – Casey Brefka
Trumpet – Julian Dessler
Trumpet – Cosimo Boni
Trumpet – Jonah Francese
Trumpet – Taylor Kelly
Lead Trombone – Rob Krahn
Trombone – Eric Stilwell
Trombone – Yas Fukami
Tuba – Aleida Bautista
Guitar – Tommy Holladay
Piano – Takafumi Suenaga
Bass – Rob Taylor
Drums – Gustavo Hernandez

Armeen Musa – vocals on track 1
Kanika Patawari – vocals on track 1
Rohith Jayaraman – vocals on track 1
Ashwin Shenoy – vocals on track 1
Hayoung Lyou – piano on track 3
Mark Minoogian – bass on track 4
Daniel Peart – vocals on track 4
Taylor Kelly – vocals on track 4
Penélope Santana – extra guitar on track 4
Emily Miller – vocals on track 6
Tracy Robertson – vocals on track 8
Hayoung Lyou – piano on track 8


released February 19, 2015

Engineer – Greg Vogt
Assistant Engineer – Matt Peiffer
Mixing – Greg Vogt
Mastering – Simon Katz
Album Artwork – Shreha Jain

We recorded this album at The Record Company in Boston, MA. All tracks were recorded in a 12 hour day - we can't thank Greg Vogt enough for engineering and Matt McArthur for letting us use the space. Special thanks to Matt Peiffer for the assistant engineering, Simon Katz on the mastering, and Shreha Jain on the incredible artwork.

Kaleidoscope is a very special album as it represents the time the band has spent together. In 4 years, we have gone from playing our first show in a company theater for 10 people to going on two international tours and even landing our first NYC gig at the Zinc bar with Maiden Italy (thanks to Giorgia). Eventually, we’ve had to split ways as we graduated from Berklee College of Music and some of us left Boston. This was the last chance to capture our unique voices before parting ways.

As time goes on, the search for our meaning in this world continues. To my dear friends, it has been a pleasure to have known you, grown with you, learned from you, and I wish you nothing but the best in the future. To those who have influenced us most - the ones who inspire us, push us, and make us better every day - we thank you. You are the inspiration behind our music.


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Thinkin' Big Chicago, Illinois

Thinkin' Big is an 18-piece big band from Chicago, IL, formed in October 2010. The group showcases the vast compositional talents of band leader and trumpeter, Jonah Francese.

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