Conductor Matt Butler‘s Everyone Orchestra is a living, breathing entity that is so much more than the sum of its parts.  With an ever rotating lineup of players and an all improvisational performance under the direction of Butler, fans are never sure what to expect.  One thing is for certain though, any EO show will be engaging and experimental, and, with the talent available on Jam Cruise, the set should be one for the ages.

Check out our interview with Matt Butler as he describes his concept and its origins HERE.

Joining Butler onstage on the boat will be an assortment of familiar and new-ish faces, including:

Marco Benevento
Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green/Billy & The Kids)
Jans Ingber (Formerly The Motet)
Amy Helm
Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass)
Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass)
Jeffrey “Congo” Franca (Thievery Corporation)
Nicki Bluhm
Isaac Teal (TAUK)
Pappy Biondo (Cabinet)
Scott Pemberton
Mihali Savoulidis (Twiddle)
Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes Band)

In previous years, the Everyone Orchestra set on Jam Cruise has been a “Donation to attend” event to raise money for Positive Legacy, a non profit established to help the needy in the countries visited by destination music events.  Founded to give back to the nations that host these magical concerts and experiences over the years Positive Legacy has helped provide school materials to children, clean the environment and connect people in need with those able to share, making the world a little brighter for us all.

Due to the difficulties of collecting gifts and donations on the boat, this year the Everyone Orchestra show will be free to attend to all. There are still numerous ways to help this terrific cause, however, and donations and inquiries can be made here. With all that talent onstage waiting to follow his lead, Butler has all the tools he needs to make something in the moment that will last through the ages. 

Don’t miss the boat, and don’t miss this set!