Elegant People Fusion Explosion combines jazz harmonies and improvisation with funky grooves and Latin and rock rhythms, creating what became known as fusion music, drawing influence from Weather Report, Pat Metheny, Miles Davis, and John Abercrombie among others. The group was founded in 2020 to celebrate the fusion music of the 1970s and 1980s, while also bringing this timeless music to a new audience.
Elegant People have embraced this style of music, giving it new life and exposure, while remaining true to old-school sounds and effects. Their repertoire is a mix of fusion hits and soundscapes, giving the audience a brief but carefully curated journey back to the heydays of fusion.
Features Eric Schugren, saxophone, Randolph Hudson, bass, Fred Gilde, keyboard, and Claes Brondal, drums.