Songwriter Studio [feat. WRONG KATA TRIO]

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Brandon Graves is a performer and educator based in Lawrence, KS. He is the Head Drumline Instructor at the University of Kansas and the Faculty Percussion Instructor at the Culture House in Olathe, Kansas. In addition to a full teaching schedule, Brandon is an in demand clinician and performer on drum set. He can be seen several nights a week playing drums for such artists as the Wrong Kata Trio, From the Woods, Tim Halperin(American Idol), Mandy Nousain, Three Dollar Band, and Funky Mama. Brandon spent many years touring the country with the band Waterdeep, and was also a founding member of the critically acclaimed Khrusty Brothers. Brandon is a Yamaha Artist/Clinician, REMO clinician/educator and a member of the Vic Firth Educational Team.

UJ Pesonen (guitar, violin): UJ is originally from Finland where he grew up immersed in music as his father was the conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and his mother a classical singer. Studies and ultimately a job in the aircraft industry brought UJ to Wichita, KS, where he’s been fortunate to connect with many creative and talented musicians. He records original ambient electronic music in his small apartment and frequently perfoms with his group Wrong Kata Trio, mostly in the Kansas City area.

Anthony Case, hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, started his musical journey playing piano at the age of eight and eventually moved to drums and guitar. Anthony found a new voice playing bass when he was asked to fill the challenging role backing musician for the University of Kansas Black Gospel Choir. He went on to become the founding guitarist for a 13-piece funk group, Justin Case, and sold out local shows regularly. In the mid 1990’s, Anthony toured with regional folk/rock band Waterdeep and later with international reggae band Christafari. In 1999, Anthony joined forces with local Kansas City musicians to form the funk / hard rock group Trumpdawgs. After a musical hiatus, Anthony re-entered the music scene in 2009 backing up various Kansas City-based artists. His current band is the experimental instrumental audio group Wrong Kata Trio. Over his 25-year musical career, Anthony has performed nationally and internationally in 8 countries across three continents for audiences up to 50,000 people. His discography includes over 20 studio recordings.

Songwriter Studio is a program CreativeRush and is a local event in Wichita, Kansas where you get to hear a live performance as well as get to know our featured musicians with a live discussion providing a chance to hear from the artist(s) to thoughtfully express their craft while providing an insider’s perspective into the thought process of music creation.

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