Con Brio

There’s a lot to love about living in the Bay Area. Sushi is cheap and always available, the bright sun is constantly shining, and the Golden Gate Bridge still stands as an enormous feat of engineering. Its inhabitants can wear shorts year-round and the beaches are ideal for expert surfers to test out their skills on monster waves.

Con Brio, which means “with spirit” embodies this carefree, buoyant lifestyle. Their jazzy, soulful pop variation is as lively as the city where they reside. Founded in 2009 by the rhythm section (Micah, Jonathan and Andrew), Con Brio has become a vibrant septet that includes happy horns and shredding guitar. The diverse cast of attitudes, backgrounds, and instrumentation allows them to be effortlessly dynamic and exciting.

Con Brio’s frontman, Ziek McCarter, has been hailed as a modern phenom. His groovy dance moves take cues from classic performers like Michael Jackson, Prince, Little Richard, and James Brown along with contemporary artists Snarky Puppy and D’Angelo. Zeke’s style is insatiable; he spins, jives, and throws his arms into the air with effusive energy often clothed in flamboyant garb. Watch the band don “power shirts” and perform tracks from the “Kiss the Sun” EP on Audiotree Live.

Session Tracklist
1. Sundown
2. Temptation's Talking
3. Hard Times
4. Kiss the Sun
5. Give it All

San Francisco, California

Band Members
Ziek – Vocals
Jonathan – Bass
Benjamin – Guitar and Vocals
Micah – Keys and Vocals
Andrew – Drums
Marcus – Saxaphone
Brendan – Trumpet

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For our friends who live in countries where YouTube is blocked, watch the session on Vimeo.