David Young hails from planet Boulder, where he cut his chops listening to the likes of John Bonham, Steve Gadd, Carl Palmer, and Jeff Porcaro to name but a few. His passion for jazz fusion grew as he was introduced to the Jeff Lorber Fusion and the Pat Metheny Group while he was in High School. After graduating from The University of Northern Colorado, David played in Denver, Seattle and Los Angeles. He was at the helm of one of Denver’s most popular smooth jazz bands, “Fusion Juice”, and would later form the Nu-jazz, chill group, "The 420 Cafe", with keyboardist Carl Sorenson as well as Quantum Jazz. David has played with national Sax recording artist Will Donato and has opened for Four80 East and Robin Trower.
Guitarists and composers Dave Erickson and Jim Carr started New Latitude to play original music and share their passion for instrumental acoustic guitar music. New Latitude band members include Dave Erickson and Jim Carr on acoustic guitars, accompanied at different times by a variety of outstanding musicians on bass, drums, and percussion both live and in the studio.
Dave Erickson is an acoustic and electric guitarist and composer from Denver, CO, USA. Dave's influences and passion for music have spanned different genres of music including jazz, rock, blues, and latin. In 2014, Dave collaborated with Jim Carr and formed the acoustic guitar duo New Latitude. Dave also released the contemporary jazz albums Pinnacle, City Nights, Open Sky, Upside and JAMB with the Dave Erickson Project (DEP). Songs from the Dave Erickson Project CDs continue to be heard on radio stations world-wide.
Eduardo "Bijoux" Barbosa is a bassist/composer/arranger and was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he studied music with Prof. Nadir Dos Santos. Barbosa also studied double bass with Carlos Verenzuela. In 1997, Barbosa moved to Denver. Since arriving in Denver, he has been very busy performing both on double bass and electric bass. Barbosa is one of the top studio musicians in Colorado. He's been on over 500 recording sessions including many award winning recordings. Bijoux played upright bass on New Latitude's first album "Convergence".
Rick Brough is a bassist, singer and composer from Aurora, Colorado, USA. Rick can be heard playing live in multiple groups based in Colorado covering many different genres. Currently those groups include Fleeting Matters, The Barrel Riders, and New Latitude. Rick released a solo album "Olives & Optimists" in 2016. Rick can also be heard on the Dave Erickson Project album “Pinnacle”.
Robert Strickland is a bassist, composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and published poet. Robert has been involved with projects spanning a number of genres, including jazz, experimental improvisation, folk-rock, rock, fusion, and roots Americana. In Florida, Bob was the bassist and a founding member of the successful Latin jazz quintet "Stolen Idols". He also led the frequently morphing jazz quartet called "The Gulf-To-Bay Jazz Project", and played with the folk-rock band "Strip Mall Drifters". In Denver, he was involved different projects, including the "Southside Jazz Project." Robert has performed many times live with New Latitude and played upright bass on New Latitude's "Vantage Point" album.
New Latitude Band
Deon Kuhl is a drummer and percussionist from Morrison, Colorado, USA. Deon can be heard playing live in multiple groups based in Colorado covering many different genres. Currently those groups include The Austrian Connection (Austrian, German and European), Fleeting Matters (rock and blues) and New Latitude (instrumental acoustic). Deon can also be heard on the Dave Erickson Project albums Pinnacle, City Nights, Open Sky, and Upside. Deon played on New Latitude's Convergence, Vantage Point, and Wood, Steel & Grace albums.
Jim Carr is an instrumental recording artist who resides in Golden, Colorado. Jim’s acoustic guitar playing has been described as “expressive and flowing” (Raffaella Berry, Progressor) and “hyper articulate” (Ryan Cunningham, Recoil Magazine). Jim has released 3 instrumental acoustic guitar-oriented CDs for Uma Nota Records: The Space Below (2012), The Green Room (2002), and Acoustic Legacy Sessions (1999). He can also be heard on the recordings Gain (2008) and extended_play (2005) by instrumental fusion/progressive band Jam-Lab, also on Uma Nota Records.