The Buddhahood


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The Buddahood
Member Role
Jim Schwarz: Keyboards
Matthew Sieber-Ford: Tenor
Gabe Costanzo: Trumpet, Vocals
Courtney Balles: Alto Sax, Flute, Jembe, Vocals
Rick Whitney: Bass, Jembe, Vocals
Chris Di Stasio: Guitar, Vocals
Peet Mugnolo: Drums, Vocals
Paul Hansen: Congas, Surdo, Percussion
Paul Mastriani: Percussion

Since 1996, The Buddhahood has been driving their World-Ternative Groove train in and out of Rochester, NY, whipping crowds of beloved fans into frenzy, blurring the line between stage and dance floor, and transcending audiences with their explosive and soulful shows. Carrying on the messages of Tony Cavagnaro, original Buddhahood band member and friend who died in a car crash, they continue to perform, write and record music with an innovative and bewitching twist. The Buddhahood’s message – be happy and have fun. That’s what you’ll get.

Eight members arrive from varied musical backgrounds to make up this highly creative and entertaining ensemble. With full percussion, horns, bass, guitar, keys and multiple vocalists, this incarnation has the tools to deliver tunes mixed with shades of Afro-pop, Roots, Reggae, Jazz, Rock, Blues and Samba in unstoppable vibration and elemental harmony, and the band is working on recording its newest material.
♪♥ The Buddhahood



They were voted "Best Original Band" in City Newspaper's Best Of Awards in 2007 and 2008, and "Best Band Name" in 2007.1 2


[WWW]The Buddhahood "Temptress Eyes" WedgeStock 2012
[WWW]The Buddhahood / Krissy Beth Apples "Say You Love Me & Dirt Sleep" Park Avenue Festival 2011
[WWW]The Buddhahood / Calvin, Don Anonymous "Happy Birthday / January Thaw" Water Street Music Hall 2010
[WWW]The Buddhahood "Through The Veil" Water Street Music Hall - November 2007
[WWW]The Buddhahood "Purify" Highland Bowl WedgeStock 2007
[WWW]The Buddhahood "Kaya" Park Avenue Festival 2007
[WWW]The Buddhahood "Care" Park Avenue Festival 2007
[WWW]The Buddhahood "What's Goin On / Nuff Respect" Park Avenue Festival 2007
[WWW]The Buddhahood "No Mind" Park Avenue Festival 2007
[WWW]The Buddhahood "Listen" Park Avenue Festival 2007
[WWW]The Buddhahood "Through The Veil" Park Avenue Festival 2007
[WWW]The Buddhahood "Dirt Sleep" Park Avenue Festival 2007
[WWW]The Buddhahood "Big Fish" Park Avenue Festival 2007
[WWW]The Buddhahood "Samba March" in the street at the 2007 Park Avenue Festival
[WWW]The Buddhahood playing "Kaya" at the 2007 Lilac Festival
[WWW]The Buddhahood / Festival Guy "Worry Tune" Lilac Festival 2007
[WWW]The Buddhahood playing in the street at the 2006 Park Avenue Festival


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