Despite its moniker, byerself is much more than your typical solo project. It is an active collaboration between Minneapolis' finest musicians, artists, dancers, and videographers. The project started in 2013, when Greg Byers started performing solo shows using only his voice, electric cello, and laptop. After the launch of a self-titled EP, byerself was put on hold when Greg started a new job as bassist with an internationally touring jazz/blues band. In its current iteration, Greg teams up with jazz piano virtuoso Javier Santiago and percussion savant Arthur "LA" Buckner to defy the norms of your typical jazz trio.
In Dynamic Company