It's always exciting when we find out artists we love are working on a musical side project. Often artists may feel pigeonholed after amassing a large fanbase, and side projects are a perfect way to test out a new sound, which usually is something they are passionate about. In this case, instead of testing out a new sound, one of our favorites is returning to his roots. Today we're stoked to bring you news that Dominic Lalli from Big Gigantic will be joined by Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Gabe Mervine, and Hunter Roberts in forming a brand new jazz quintet called Dominic Lalli's Bluebird Quintet.
This new project won't affect Big Gigantic as they're gearing up for another big year in 2019 with new music and touring. We can't wait to hear the new tunes and see how they improve on the INSANE 3D show. There is no stopping Big Gigantic.
This move by Dominic is inspired by his desire to return to his roots as a jazz musician. Most know Dominic for his work with Big G, but might not be aware of his history as a classically trained musician who received his Masters degree in music at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music.
"Before I started Big Gigantic (in the same year), I recorded a jazz album of some original songs as well as a few jazz standards which are still left to be released. As Big G took off, my interest in writing songs and writing electronic music grew more and more and I’ve been happily diving in head first to that world ever since." – Dominic Lalli
This quintet brings together a handful of musicians that we already admire, and we can't wait to see what comes of it. If you aren't familiar, both Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee make up Break Science, and both perform in the Pretty Lights live band, while Adam Deitch is also the drummer of Lettuce.
Dominic Lalli's Bluebird Quintet has already announced their first show, too. They will be making their performance debut on Dec. 11 at Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, a smaller, intimate venue here in Denver that will be the perfect setting for their first show.
If you're nearby and want to catch this special show, follow this link here. Stay tuned for more news regarding this new jazz supergroup! Enjoy!