Quasi Nada draws inspiration from the rich musical exchange that is taking place today between Cuba, Brazil, and the United States. Combining elements of jazz, soul, salsa and samba, the Quasi Nada sound is a marriage of Cuban and Brazilian percussion, funk and hip-hop drumming, soulful melody and jazz sensibility.
Quasi Nada began as a collective of Seattle musicians drawn together by their love of rhythmic music. Inspired by recent travels to Brazil and Cuba, the group decided to begin writing material which would integrate elements of Cuban and Brazilian music into more familiar American genres such as Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk and Jazz. The combination of sultry vocals, funky keyboard montunos and jazz horn lines over a rhythmic foundation of three percussionists and electric bass gives this octet one of the most unique sounds coming out of the Seattle scene.