Westbound Situation

“Westbound Situation excites me when I hear them because I feel their need for virtuosic creativity. Their music gives me the desire to be involved with who they are and what they do. To me they are the essence of sophisticated music making.” ~ Ranaan Meyer, Time for Three

Westbound Situation blends the precision of classical chamber music, the rhythmic drive of bluegrass, and the colorful expression of jazz into a new style of chamber music—chambergass. The quartet—comprised of Grant Flick on violin, Matt Davis on banjo, Zach Brown on cello, and Jacob Warren on bass—mixes composition and improvisation seamlessly into their entirely memorized arrangements.

The group formed out the 2016 Acoustic Music Seminar (AMS), a program run by multi-instrumentalist Mike Marshall. All four members of Westbound Situation were two time participants, an honor reserved only for a few exceptional candidates. 

Westbound Situation has a strong commitment to music education. The group’s combined experience in classical, bluegrass, jazz, and original/improvised music is something not typically offered in the standard curriculum found at most schools and colleges. These styles, among others, give each student the chance to make their own music. Through this process, valuable lessons in creativity, listening, and leadership are achieved. Each member of the group maintains a private studio, and all have been invited to provide workshops and masterclasses at schools across the country. 

Westbound Situation’s exciting and diverse concerts feature a set of unique original repertoire colored with recognizable standards from many genres. With bluegrass, classical chamber music, and jazz all coming together in the group’s concept of chambergrass, a Westbound Situation concert is dazzling musical journey not soon forgotten. 

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Westbound Situation

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Side Cut Park Grant Flick (b. 1998) 

Strasbourg St Denis Roy Hargrove (b. 1969) 

Earl’s Grey Matthew Davis (b. 1998) 

16/16 David Grisman (b. 1945) 

Graduation Tune Jacob Warren (b. 1995) 

A Child is Born Thad Jones (1923-1986) 

Calories Zach Brown (b. 1994) 

– Intermission – 

Upstairs Coffee Zach Brown (b. 1994) 

Swing 42 Django Reinhardt (1910-1953) 

Tennessee Waltz Pee Wee King (1936-2000) 

Le Tombeau de Couperin Maurice Ravel
            I. Prélude (1875-1937) 

Grey Owl Traditional Canadian 

Wednesday Waltz Jacob Warren (b. 1995) 

Nantucket Matthew Davis (b. 1998) 

Griffin Grant Flick (b. 1998) 

 

Musical Narratives 

Upstairs Coffee Zach Brown (b. 1994) 

Future Man Strength in Numbers 

Tennessee Waltz Pee Wee King (1936-2000) 

Graduation Tune Jacob Warren (b. 1995) 

Strasbourg St Denis Roy Hargrove (b. 1969) 

Earl’s Grey Matthew Davis (b. 1998) 

Side Cut Park Grant Flick (b. 1998) 

– Intermission – 

Calories Zach Brown (b. 1994) 

Take the “A” Train Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) 

For My Grandparents Grant Flick (b. 1998) 

Grey Owl Traditional Canadian 

Wednesday Waltz Jacob Warren (b. 1995) 

16/16 David Grisman (b. 1945) 

Griffin Grant Flick (b. 1998) 

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