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Gene Ess & Fractal Attraction @ Club Bonafide, NYC Dec 2, 2015 at Club Bonafide, 212 E52nd St, NYC, 10022

December 2, 2015 from 10pm to 11:30pm
Coming to Club Bonafide on December 2! Gene Ess featuring Thana Alexa, Glenn Zaleski, Thomson Kneeland, and Clarence Penn!Fresh off the heels of their latest release, Eternal Monomyth, Gene Ess and Fractal Attraction have been solidifying themselves as one of New York's premiere collectives featuring original material that explores the use of the voice as an instrument in a chamber group setting. Eternal Monomyth is the riveting companion piece to Fractal Attraction, which was the winner of the…See More
Nov 17, 2015
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"Review of current album Eternal Monomyth is published on JazzTimes!…"
Nov 16, 2015
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Gene Ess & Fractal Attraction @ Why Not Jazz Room, NYC July 31, 2015 at Why Not Jazz Room, 14 Christopher Street, NYC 10014

July 31, 2015 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Whynot Jazz Room, located at 14 Christopher Street, New York, NY, is proud to present jazz guitarist and compose Gene Ess and Fractal Attraction on Friday, July 31 at 8:00 PM. The music charge is $12. Fresh off the heels of their latest release, Eternal Monomyth, Gene Ess and Fractal Attraction have been solidifying themselves as one of New York's premiere collectives featuring original material that explores the use of the voice as an instrument in a chamber group setting. Eternal Monomyth is…See More
Jul 8, 2015
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Gene Ess & Fractal Attraction @ Silvana, NYC June 2, 2015 at Silvana

June 2, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
New York, NY- Silvana, located at 300 W 116th St, New York, NY proudly presentsGene Ess & Fractral Attraction on Tuesday, June 2 at 6:00 PM. Reservations can be made by calling 646-692-4935.The diverse background of award winning guitarist Gene Ess has had a profound effect on creating his unique style. Gene’s musical background began with the study of classical piano with a focus on the works of Beethoven and Chopin. Though Gene is originally from Tokyo, Japan, he grew up on a United…See More
May 28, 2015
Gene Ess commented on Gene Ess's event Gene Ess & Fractal Attraction "Eternal Monomyth" album release party
"Here is a short video on my group Fractal Attraction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eze2nkU_p4c Hope to see you at the album release on April 26, 2015 at 8:30pm.  The venue is Drom in NYC. 85 Avenue A."
Apr 15, 2015
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Mar 5, 2015
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Gene Ess & Fractal Attraction "Eternal Monomyth" album release party at Drom

April 26, 2015 from 8:30pm to 11pm
Gene Ess & Fractal Attraction will celebrate the new album "Eternal Monomyth" album on April 26, 2015. The album is a companion piece to the SESAC Outstanding Jazz Award “Fractal Attraction” album which has received international acclaim and also charted on the national jazz radio chart peaking at #3!  Gene will present his group “Fractal Attraction” at Drom, NYC on April 26th, 2015 at 8:30pm in celebration of his new album release. The band will feature Gene on guitar, Thana Alexa on…See More
Mar 5, 2015
Gene Ess commented on Gene Ess's status
"Album release party on April 26, 2015 at Drom, NYC.  8:30PM  more info and tickets here http://www.dromnyc.com/events/3765/gene-ess-fractal-attraction-eternal-monomyth-album-release-concert#.VPih2kJX_0c"
Mar 5, 2015
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Mar 5, 2015
Gene Ess posted a status
"New album "Eternal Monomyth" to be released Spring 2015. Check it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eze2nkU_p4c"
Feb 3, 2015
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"May 24 @ Caverock, Brooklyn. 11pm. Come down to the party!"
May 24, 2013
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"Looking forward to my group's cd release party at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn on May 8 at 8:30PM! Come down and hang."
May 1, 2013
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Gene Ess @ Deer Head Inn, PA at The Deer Head Inn

November 23, 2012 from 7pm to 11pm
Come down and hang with us on Nov 23 for a Post-pig out- Thanksgiving.  It is true that listening intently to good music is more effective for weight loss than any arduous physical exercise. We'll be on at 7pm.  So you still can make Black Friday shopping at midnight if you are such type of a person. See More
Nov 26, 2012
Gene Ess posted a status
"Looking forward to the gig at Deer Head Inn with my group Fractal Attraction. This Friday Nov 23 @ 7PM. www.deerheadinn.com"
Nov 22, 2012
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Gene Ess "Fractal Attraction" @ Ibeam, Brooklyn. Nov 9 at IBeam

November 9, 2012 from 8pm to 11pm
Mini-Festival—November 9 at 8:30 ...TranceFormation . . . Connie Crothers (piano), Ken Filiano (bass), and Andrea Wolper (voice) Fractal Attraction . . . Gene Ess (guitar), Thana Alexa (vocals), Gadi Stern (piano), Thomson Kneeland (bass), Chris Beck (drums)IBEAM Music Studio   168 7th Street   Brooklyn, NY 11215   8:30p $10 for the evening Directions:   SUBWAY   Take the F or R trains to 4th Ave & 9th Street. Walk down 4th ave to 7th street. Make a left on 7th and walk past 3rd ave. We are…See More
Oct 31, 2012
Gene Ess posted a status
"Looking forward to our performance at Ibeam, Brooklyn on Nov 2. Weather permitting. hmmm."
Oct 28, 2012

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Artist
Discipline(s)
Music
In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Japanese American
Your Artistic Background/Mission
Grew up playing classical music. Switched to the electric guitar as a teen and have played with jazz greats - Rashied Ali, Archie Shepp, Dave Liebman, Al Foster, Ravi Coltrane and many more.

Currently leads his own ensemble "Fractal Attraction" and his last album "Modes of Limited Transcendence" received a prestigious award from SESAC in 2010.

Gene's mission is to continue growing and studying the universe through music as a medium. Along the way, he hopes to touch and uplift others through his music.
Your Creative Influences
Keith Jarrett, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Charlie Banacos, Arthur Schopenhauer, Bartok, and many many more.
Web Link
http://www.jazzgenemusic.com

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