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Free Dive has been performing and recording together since 2003. All the band members
contribute original compositions and collaborate on arrangements. The groove-based quintet
features Jeff Cressman (trombone), Bryan Dyer (vocals), Cecilia Engelhart (vocals, percussion),
Steve Hogan (bass, beatboxing) and Keith Terry (drums, body music). The absence of a
chordal instrument gives Free Dive their fresh sound — open, transparent, cinematic, evocative.
Because of the broad musical backgrounds of all the band members, Free Dive explores many
different musical styles including Jazz, popular song and Latin American- and African-influenced
music, and incorporates and encourages improvisation.
Keith Terry: drums, body music
Keith Terry's artistic vision has straddled the line between music and dance for more than
four decades. Keith has performed with a wide range of artists including Charles “Honi” Coles,
Jazz Tap Ensemble,Turtle Island Quartet, Jovino Santos Neto, Pickle Family Circus, Barbatuques,
Kenny Endo, Freddie Hubbard, Tex Williams, Robin Williams, and Bobby McFerrin. As a producer
he has released more than a dozen CDs, DVDs, and books on Crosspulse Media. He is the
founding Artistic Director of the International Body Music Festival (IBMF), launched in 2008;
and the Founding Director of Crosspulse, an Oakland, CA –based, non-profit organization
dedicated to the creation and performance of rhythm-based intercultural music and dance,
Jeff Cressman: trombone
Jeff Cressman is a native of the Bay Area and has been happily dispersing his musical offerings
by working for many musical personalities. Carlos Santana, Pete Escovedo, Peter Apfelbaum,
John Santos and many others have utilized Jeff’s willingness to blow into some brass tubing
(often with favorable results).
Bryan Dyer: vocals
Bryan Dyer is a musician with more than 30 years of professional experience. He’s a versatile
multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who performs many styles of music from classical and avant garde
to rock, jazz, and blues. Music has taken Bryan around the world to perform in many countries
including Japan, Switzerland, Indonesia, and Jamaica, and alongside such artists as Huey Lewis
and The News, Michael McDonald, and Bobby McFerrin. Some of the other groups he currently
performs with include SoVoSo, Chelle's Juke Joint, The Funk Revival Orchestra, Chelle! & Friends,
and Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir.
Cecilia Engelhart: vocals
Cecilia Engelhart is a vocalist, composer, arranger and percussionist. She loves music of all kinds
and works in diverse settings with other vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers. She teaches voice
at UC Berkeley and The California Jazz Conservatory.
Steve Hogan: bass, beatboxing
Bay Area native Steve Hogan credits his travels around the world, studying with master musicians
from many cultures, in informing his unique style and approach to music making. He currently spends
his time backing up a variety of Bay Area artists and is the bassist for "The Hogan Brothers", a jazz
fusion trio with his two brothers.