Great 48 Reception Showcase Band

Each year the CBA hosts a Thursday Night Reception at the GREAT 48 Jam in Bakersfield, and each year we feature two showcase bands.

We announce the first of the two showcasers with great pride…

Winfree Schwartz Athayde is a collaboration of five stellar young musicians from three distinct regions of California – Berkeley, the Central Valley, and Los Angeles.  High School kids Tessa Schwartz (Berkeley) and Ida Winfree (Turlock) (currently bandmates in the all-teen group, North Country Blue) sizzle on fiddle and mandolin, University of Miami jazz student Max Schwartz (Berkeley, formerly with Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, OMGG and Oak Grove) picks the five-string banjo with ingenuity, humor and taste, and L.A.-area composers and session musicians Nate Schwartz (a recent UCLA ethnomusicology graduate, formerly with OMGG and Oak Grove) and Eliana Athayde (a recent USC jazz alum) are creative forces to be reckoned with on the flattop guitar and upright bass.