The Jazz Mechanics
Check out our video of "Hurry up and Relax" to get a feel for what we are about.
Based in downtown San Jose, The Jazz Mechanics have emerged from their machine shop, crafting a new modern voice in Jazz. This hopped up trio expands the genre of improvisational music, performing largely original compositions that draw on a variety of influences including bebop jazz, R&B grooves and Cuban melodies.
This hopped up trio expands the genre of improvisational music, performing largely original compositions that draw on a variety of influences including bebop jazz, Latin rhythms and classical inspired melodies. On piano is Daniel Fillip, a motor city native with a background in modern and Latin jazz and a long time member of the Afro-Cuban group Charanga Nueve. Back on the traps, and down in the grease pit, drummer Michael Brilliot brings a rhythmic toolbox to the band that is grounded in diversity of styles, from jazz and New Orleans based funk and rhythm and blues to roots rock and country. Laying down the foundation for the band's hard-hitting force is bassist Doug Pohorski. Together these three Jazz Mechanics are a finely tuned jazz machine that infuse rock and roll energy into their performances and draw the audience in for a rich and dynamic experience.