from left to right: Paul Stranahan, Jeff Charmek, Mike Barna
Broadview Collective is a modern eclectic, improvisational and experimental ensemble. It is truly a collective in that all the members of the band contribute their own compositions and interact with each other while performing. The band is best described as a three-piece progressive, experimental, jazz-fusion band that performs all original compositions.
Mike Barna is a guitarist, composer, and educator who graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music with a major in composition. He then went on to earn his Masters Degree from Cleveland State University. Since then he has been composing for various combinations of instruments (including electronic), performing with several groups, and has recorded nine CD's of original music. He is also a music educator, teaching 40-50 private lessons weekly.
Jeff Charmek has been playing guitar for 18 years. He has played with many bands spanning numerous genres including jazz, blues, pop, heavy metal, psychedelic and fusion to name a few. He is a guitar player that strives to constantly find new ground both compositionally and technically on the guitar. His music spans a wide range of genres and techniques, all with a style that is instantly recognizable. He currently has four solo albums and many others in conjunction with other musicians.
Paul Stranahan plays drums and performs on two CD's from his own group The Paul Stranahan Trio. The first CD is a 2000 release called "Solar" which has seven jazz standards and two originals by Paul and the second is from 2003 entitled "Climbing Somewhere" which features all his original compositions. Mike Barna can also be heard on this CD. Paul also plays drums with an instrumental-jazz-rock band called Rare Blend and can be heard on their CD's called "Infinity" and "Evolution Theory." Paul has a B.A. in music from Capital University and teaches private drum lessons in the Cleveland area. More information can be found on his website www.paulstranahan.com.
Did you read the recent Free Times review about "Broadview Collective"? Please read on....
And here's another review that Broadview Collective received in 'Scene' Magazine:
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