Big World Breaks
Big World Breaks, a production company built for stage, studio and education; has shared stages with Janelle Monae, Kool DJ Red Alert, Digable Planets, DJ Qbert, Macklemore, Reggie Watts, B.o.B., Saul Williams and many more. B.W.B. has also produced live show backing for various artists such as: Grammy Nominated vocalists Wayna and Rocky Dawuni, Sy Smith, Zo!, Dynamq, Dr. Julian Priester, Choklate, Kimberly Nichole, Jumaane Smith, Eriam Sisters, Owuor Arunga, Massive Monkees, Tiffany Wilson, Camila Recchio, Spac3man, Blue Scholars, Evan Flory-Barnes, Circle of Fire, Gabriel Teodros, JusMoni, B-Boy Fidget, Yirim Seck, Khingz, Xperience and Black Stax.
One of DList Magazine’s Top 10 Soul Bands of 2015
“…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)
“The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop” exhibit at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), co-curated by Jazmyn Scott (The Town Entertainment / 50 Next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide) and Aaron Walker-Loud (Big World Breaks / 50 Next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide).
With over 31,000 attendees between 9/19/15 – 5/1/16, this exhibit was the recipient of the 2016 American Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Award of Merit; “the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history”.
Founder, Owner and Director:
Aaron Walker-Loud (drums/percussion/production)
Camilo Estrada (bass)
Ivan Galvez (percussion)
Mikaela Romero (vocals/cello/percussion)
Ariel Loud (alto sax/soprano sax/keys)
WOODWIND: Tobi Stone, Kate Olson, Adam Harris, Darian Asplund, Dylan Heaney, Carlos Overall, Ben Roseth
TRUMPET: Jumaane Smith, Riley Mulherkar, Owuor Arunga, Chris Littlefield, Carter Yasutake, Bob Frazier, Ahamefule J. Oluo (clarinet / bass clarinet)
TROMBONE: Ty Peterson, Willem De Koch, Ben O'Shea, Naomi Siegel
GUITAR: Dan Rapport, Ryan Waters, RL Heyer, Evan Gackstatter, Chris Clark-Johnson, Andy Coe, Jabrille Williams, Arie Pytel, Mark Oi
KEYS: Darrius Willrich, Marc Hager, Mack Grout, Joey Walbaum, Gus Carns, Alex Chadsey, Avi Loud, Phillip Hines II
BASS: Avi Loud, Jefferson Rose, Kevin Hudson, Andrew Imanaka
STEEL DRUM & PERCUSSION: Absolom Shantz
PERCUSSION: Thione Diop, Walter A Torres, Ahkeenu Musa, Teo Shantz, Larry Rock
DANCE, VOCAL HARMONY & PERCUSSION: Camille Primous
PRODUCTION & MULTI-MEDIA: Avi Loud, Atuanya Priester, Adam Curtis
EVENT PRODUCTION & MARKETING: Jazmyn Scott
and the family continues to grow...
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