Jesse Snyder directs the horns in the Hawaiian swing band Kahulanui, and created many of their horn arrangements. Kahulanui was nominated for three 2013 Hoku Awards as well as a 2014 Grammy Award. Now they are finishing a new album! Jesse can also be found playing with
Richard Russell, a.k.a. Ricardo, has recorded nine albums of mostly original music – you can check them out at ricardo.net. In 2015 he produced the first Red Water Trio CD "The Jazz Angle." He also co-created an original jazz sextet called the Slippersons with Peter Weinstock, and they produced a new album of original jazz in 2016 called "Boundaries" (nominated for a 2017 HOKU Award). Before all that – long ago and far away – Ricardo playaed in a duo with Azure McCall…and even still gives benefit concerts in Seattle, under the guise of Seattle Secret Music.
We all live on Hawaii Island and work in a variety of ensembles to help keep live music cooking. We are grateful for the Red Water to provide us with a warm and tasty place to play, and for all of our friends who have joined us to listen or play and enjoy the wonderful food.
Bassist Brian McCree has been a pillar of the Boston music scene for decades, performing with Bobby Hebb, Alan Dawson, Jackie Byard, Pharoah Sanders and a long list of others. In 2003, he moved to the Big Island of Hawaii, where he's played with the Olliephonic Horns, and the Slippersons, as well as with a variety of other musicians. His first album as a leader, Changes in the Wind, features Brian and some of his favorite partners playing a set of originals and a couple of standards…