|Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun
Web site: http://www.mojamusic.net
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“This duo is a force. The music comes from the heart, and bristles with excitement and inventiveness… Much of the country and world hasn’t tuned in yet, but they will. One listen is all it takes.”
-Aer Stephen (“Folk & Beyond” WTJU)
What do you think of when you first see Acoustic Violin & Guitar? Bluegrass? Classical? Country? Erase your preconceptions and let the sounds of Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun change your mind. With their own unique blend of styles from Jazz to Folk, World Beat to Rock, it's always a surprise what comes out of their sound. With Morwenna's beautiful tone reminiscent of Stephane Grappelli & Stuff Smith mixed with Jay's funky rhythms channeling Richie Havens & Michael Hedges, these two are truly creating something unique with their instruments like such artists as Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Kaki King, Ben Sollee and Jake Shimabukuro to name a few.
In addition to playing as a duo, they have added Pete Spaar on Upright Bass & Devonne Harris on Drumkit to form the "Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun Quartet." Coming together as a 4-piece, their sound continues to emerge into a Jazz/Folk Fusion group often compared to such bands like Shakti, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, and other ground breaking acts.
Music, Video, Image and Lyric Samples:
morwennalaskojaypun_danielpearl.doc - Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun: Dedication