Modereko is a band that personifies the technique of musical democracy. Not only is their moniker a fusion of band member’s names, the music they make is a fusion of their accomplished individual styles.
Modereko’s members perform with luminaries like Bruce Hornsby and Phil Lesh And Friends when they are not together creating their one-of-a-kind sounds. More than musicians, the band boasts producers and music teachers in its lineup. Drummer John Molo has become a revered rhythm-creator in genres from jazz to rock. Saxophonist Bobby Read is a well-known jazz player who is also a sound engineer and producer. Guitarist Tim Kobza teaches at the University of Southern California when not on the road performing. Keyboardist JT Thomas fills his spare time producing TV and film music. Bassist Dan Conway is a wunderkind from NYC whose colorful low-end foundations bring vibrance to the sound of Modereko.
The result of their collaboration is a unique band that values the unknown areas of improvisation as much as it does the construction of towering compositions.