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Big World Breaks, a production company built for stage, studio and education; has shared stages with Janelle Monae, B.o.B., DJ Red Alert, Digable Planets, DJ Qbert, Reggie Watts, Macklemore, Saul Williams and many more. B.W.B. has also produced live show backing for various artists such as: Grammy Nominated singer Wayna, Zo!, Sy Smith, Choklate,
Kimberly Nichole, Eriam Sisters, Massive Monkees, Spac3man, Blue Scholars, JusMoni, Gabriel Teodros, Khingz, Xperience and Black Stax.

“…a relentlessly funky, versatile big band studded with horns and percussion…” - Jonathan Zwickel (Seattle Times)

“…badass…collective funk-groove armada…trump-tight chops…one of Seattle's tightest funk/soul/breaks powerhouses (headed by the inestimable drumming of Aaron Walker-Loud)…” - Larry Mizell Jr. (The Stranger)

Free Digital 45” Singles and Music Videos:

“CLOSER TO US” (1-10-13 release)
Download: https://bigworldbreaks.sharefile.com/d/sc6751c798f24c20b + Music Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IuPP8AI0gM

“GOLDEN LOVE” (9-29-12 release)
Download: https://bigworldbreaks.sharefile.com/d/s2b81ae8d2f841d7a + Music Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptYTRy0TV5c

50 NEXT: SEATTLE HIP-HOP WORLDWIDE
An online interactive experience including music from Seattle and Northwest Hip-Hop artists; featuring a short film by Avi Loud: http://www.50nextseattle.com/
(est. 2012) - Executive produced by The Seattle Center Cultural Programs & Festal and presented by Big World Breaks & The Town Entertainment. This project could not have happened without support and partnership from 206 Zulu, A Real Grip, Arts Corps, Global Heat, Hip-Hop Kitchen, LNix Mastering, Massive Monkees, Sire One and Washington Hall. Director: Aaron Walker-Loud, Director of Photography: Avi Loud, Additional Footage: Atuanya Priester (A Real Grip, LLC), Graphic and Web Design: Zachary Self (VILIV Studios) and Original Score: Big World Breaks.

Big World Breaks debut album: “4 Those Lost…” (6-27-09 release)

“…There's something for everyone here,
and listening to ‘4 Those Lost’
might help you find yourself…” - Jonathan Cunningham (Seattle Weekly)
for the complete album review:
http://www.seattleweekly.com/2009-07-22/music/big-world-breaks/

It all began when the world-famous Seattle-based breaking crew, the Massive Monkees, invited Aaron Walker-Loud (Big World Breaks founder, drummer and director) to provide music at break dancing competitions and jams in the early 2000’s. Putting together a team for such events took a need for players with versatility, power and improvisation skills. Walker-Loud dug deep into the funk, soul, jazz and world music communities to build the right crew for the job; many of whom are alumni of the nationally acclaimed Seattle jazz programs at Garfield and Roosevelt High School. After the production team began working regularly within the mighty Seattle break dancing scene, the word got around quickly and the B.W.B. movement snow-balled. Utilizing the four core members as a nucleus amongst an ever-growing support roster of artists, Big World Breaks now stands as a serious force to be reckoned with on stage and in the studio, with a growing repertoire of originals works, as well as providing production and curriculum for various music and education entities.

Founder, Owner and Director:

Aaron Walker-Loud (drums / percussion / production)

Core Members:

Camilo Estrada (bass)
Ivan Galvez (percussion)
Mikaela Romero (vocals / cello)
Ariel Loud (alto sax / keys)

Support Roster:

PERCUSSIONISTS: Thione Diop, Walter Angulo, Ahkeenu Musa & Teo Shantz
TRUMPETS: Jumaane Smith, Riley Mulherkar, Owuor Arunga, Carter Yasutake & Bob Frazier
BASS CLARINET, CLARINET & TRUMPET: Ahamefule J. Oluo
REEDS: Tobi Stone, Dylan Heaney, Carlos Overall & Ben Roseth
TROMBONES: Willem De Koch, Ben O'Shea & Naomi Siegel
GUITARISTS: Dan Rapport, Andy Coe, Jabrille Williams, Arie Pytel & Mark Oi
KEYBOARDISTS: Darrius Willrich, Gus Carns, Alex Chadsey, Avi Loud, Mack Grout & Phillip Hines II
STEEL DRUM & PERCUSSION: Absolom Shantz
BASSISTS: Avi Loud, Jefferson Rose & Andrew Imanaka
PRODUCTION & MULTI-MEDIA: Avi Loud, Atuanya Priester & Adam Curtis
EVENT PRODUCTION & PR: Jazmyn Scott

and the family continues to grow...

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