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Mino Yanci

Aug 10, Friday - 6pm
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

The Sacramento-based four-piece Mino Yanci seamlessly combines elements of jazz fusion, rock and hip hop. Their 2017 debut features propulsive rhythms and intricate harmonic landscapes. Their name translates to “Musical Freedom” in two African languages, which precisely captures the band’s artistic goal.

Mino Yanci is comprised of keyboardist Damani Rhodes, bassist Christian Moore, guitarist Brandon Kendricks and drummer Somadhi. Formed in Sacramento, the quartet honed their skills in their hometown before expanding their reach to the Bay Area. Venues like Momo Sacramento and Harlow’s continue to welcome the band whenever they are back home.

Their debut performance at Summer Fest in 2017 with SOL Development captured the hearts of South Bay fusion lovers, and the band returned to San Jose the following February for Winter Fest. The quartet continued to spread their message of musical freedom in San Francisco, performing a tribute to the Muscle Shoals Sound at SFJazz, which earned them a standing ovation and a newfound fanbase.

Last March, Mino Yanci traveled to Austin to perform at SXSW, and they continued to set their sights eastward. They recently returned from a brief New York tour with SOL Development, and promise to continue enchanting audiences in California and beyond.

Mino Yanci is comprised of keyboardist Damani Rhodes, bassist Christian Moore, guitarist Brandon Kendricks and drummer Somadhi. Formed in Sacramento, the quartet honed their skills in their hometown before expanding their reach to the Bay Area. Venues like Momo Sacramento and Harlow’s continue to welcome the band whenever they are back home.

Their debut performance at Summer Fest in 2017 with SOL Development captured the hearts of South Bay fusion lovers, and the band returned to San Jose the following February for Winter Fest. The quartet continued to spread their message of musical freedom in San Francisco, performing a tribute to the Muscle Shoals Sound at SFJazz, which earned them a standing ovation and a newfound fanbase.

Last March, Mino Yanci traveled to Austin to perform at SXSW, and they continued to set their sights eastward. They recently returned from a brief New York tour with SOL Development, and promise to continue enchanting audiences in California and beyond.


Personnel

Damani Rhodes – keyboards
Christian Moore – bass
Brandon Kendricks – guitar
Somadhi – drums

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