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The DX-Tet is an ensemble led by Bay Area natives, Dylan Hayes and Xavier Lecouturier. Dylan and Xavier have a long musical history, collaborating since high school, they have developed a very unique voice and sound different than any other in Seattle. The group primarily focuses on arranging both Dylan and Xavier’s original music, as well as some jazz standards for octet. Dylan and Xavier have been found playing with Seattle’s best musicians including Thomas Marriott, Jay Thomas, Jovino Santos Neto, and Dawn Clement to name a few. They have both lived in Seattle for four years and have really developed a sound and unique book of music that is fresh, exciting, and pushing jazz music to another level. Their inspirations include Roy Hargrove, Stevie Wonder, Gerald Clayton, George Duke, and Robert Glasper to name a few. The music really draws from a wide range of genres including hip hop, pop, funk, and jazz.

The DX-Tet is an ensemble led by Bay Area natives, Dylan Hayes and Xavier Lecouturier. Dylan and Xavier have a long musical history, collaborating since high school, they have developed a very unique voice and sound different than any other in Seattle. The group primarily focuses on arranging both Dylan and Xavier’s original music, as well as some jazz standards for octet. Dylan and Xavier have been found playing with Seattle’s best musicians including Thomas Marriott, Jay Thomas, Jovino Santos Neto, and Dawn Clement to name a few. They have both lived in Seattle for four years and have really developed a sound and unique book of music that is fresh, exciting, and pushing jazz music to another level. Their inspirations include Roy Hargrove, Stevie Wonder, Gerald Clayton, George Duke, and Robert Glasper to name a few. The music really draws from a wide range of genres including hip hop, pop, funk, and jazz.

Personnel:

Jared Hall – trumpet, Mark Taylor – alto saxophone, Rex Gregory – tenor saxophone, David Marriott – trombone, Martin Budde – guitar, Dylan Hayes – piano, Michael Glynn – bass, Xavier Lecouturier – drums.

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