MUSIC TAKES YOU ON A JOURNEY

Music frees you from the confines of everyday life, transporting you through a series of dreamy landscapes, before dropping you safely back at your starting point. As each performance begins, there is a land of opportunity ahead — a land of musical opportunity. Who knows where you’ll go and what might happen? Check out Dave Wright fusion jazz guitar to find out!

ALBUM RELEASE: AURORA BOREALIS

The Band Of Opportunity continues their musical journey with the release of their second album: AURORA BOREALIS. This new collection of Dave Wright jazz guitar fusion originals takes off where the band’s first album There And Gone left us, going ever-higher in energy and expression. Fans from the band’s live shows will recognize the music, starting with the opening track — ‘Quicksand’ is a crowd favorite which the band often uses as a closing number at their shows. 

Asked about the title track ‘Aurora Borealis’, Dave says: “If I had to tell a story about this song, it would start somewhere in the far north … maybe up high in the Icelandic Highlands, surrounded by barren mountains and the brilliant northern lights. After admiring the aurora for a while, you feel yourself being pulled up from the ground into the aurora, then beyond, ricocheting through the asteroid belt, the rings of Saturn, the Oort Cloud and then into the raw violence of deep space where there are a million ways to die and only a few ways to live. Various adventures ensue before a space warp drops you back down to the earth at the same spot, where you’re watching the aurora, alone with the cold wind, bright stars and bare mountains.” 

Enjoy this musical journey with Dave Wright and the Band Of Opportunity!

LINER NOTES
1. Quicksand (Wright), 8:03
2. Blue Is Our Business (Wright), 5:59
3. Big Lee (Wright), 7:40
4. Gratitude (Wright), 8:08
5. Culebra (Wright), 7:04
6. Yo’rana (Wright), 6:23
7. Y-Not (Wright), 5:47
8. Doctor Love (Wright), 6:56
9. Aurora Borealis (Wright), 9:30

Dave Wright: guitar, bass (tracks 2, 7)
Ryan Muchard: drums (tracks 1–6, 8–9), synth percussion (track 3)
Doug Fien: bass (tracks 1, 3–6, 8–9)
Philippe Lewalle: keyboards (tracks 1–4, 6, 9)
Scott Bradley: organ (track 5)
Dave Cohen: drums (track 7)

Recorded at Studio X, Pittsford, New York. Photography of northern lights in the Icelandic Highlands by Dave Wright. Produced by Dave Wright for HMC Jazz, Fort Nurney, SD, 2023.

Click the song names below to see more photos of where in the world each song was written:

AVAILABLE ON:

AURORA BOREALIS

RELATED PHOTOS

1. Quicksand (Wright)

2. Blue Is Our Business (Wright)

3. Big Lee (Wright)

4. Gratitude (Wright)

5. Culebra (Wright)

6. Yo’rana (Wright)

7. Y-Not (Wright)

8. Doctor Love (Wright)

9. Aurora Borealis (Wright)

   STREAM THE WHOLE ALBUM

Click the ‘Play’ button below to listen to “Aurora Borealis” in its entirety. Check out the great performances captured in the studio, and then come check out a live performance. Which is better?

Purchase the album for only $9.99 and receive bonus content!

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DAVE WRIGHT PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 9, 6:30–8:30:  Dave Wright Jazz Guitar at Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 262 Exchange Street, Rochester, NY
Wednesday, February 28, 6:30–8:00:  Dave Wright and The Band Of Opportunity at Faircraft Brauhaus, The Cannery, Fairport, NY
Wednesday, February 7, 6:30–8:00:  Dave Wright performing with the Jon Randall Octet at Faircraft Brauhaus, The Cannery, Fairport, NY
Saturday, January 27, 6:30–8:30:  Dave Wright Jazz Guitar at Flight Wine Bar Downtown, 262 Exchange Street, Rochester, NY
Wednesday, December 27, 6:30–8:00:  Dave Wright performing with the Jon Randall Octet at Faircraft Brauhaus, The Cannery, Fairport, NY
Friday, December 8, 7:00–9:00:
  Dave Wright performing with the Jon Randall Octet at First Unitarian Church, Winton Rd, Rochester, NY
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30–8:00:
  Dave Wright performing with the Jon Randall Octet at Faircraft Brauhaus, Fairport, NY
Wednesday, October 11, 6:30–8:00:  Dave Wright and The Band Of Opportunity at Faircraft Brauhaus, Fairport, NY
Saturday, September 30, 7:00–9:00:
  Dave Wright and The Jazz X-Centrix at Faircraft Brauhaus, Fairport, NY

Tuesday, September 26, 7:00–9:00:
  Dave Wright performing with Gian Carlo Cervone at Spirit Room, Rochester, NY
Friday, August 4, 7:00–9:00:
  Dave Wright and The Band Of Opportunity at Faircraft Brauhaus, Fairport, NY

Thursday, July 20, 7:00–9:00:
  Dave Wright and The Jazz X-Centrix at Little Theater, Rochester, NY

Wednesday, July 12, 6:30–8:00:
    Dave Wright and The Jazz X-Centrix at Faircraft Brauhaus, Fairport, NY

Thursday, June 22, 7:00–9:00:  The Little Theater, Rochester, NY
Spring 2023:  Away traveling to the Galapagos and high Andes in Ecuador
Friday, March 31, 7:00–9:00:  The Little Theater, Rochester, NY
Saturday, February 25, 7:00–9:00:  Faircraft Brauhaus, Fairport, NY
Mid-January – February:  Away traveling to Antarctica and Argentinean Patagonia
Friday, October 21, 7:00–9:00:  Faircraft Brauhaus, Fairport, NY
Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:00–8:00:  WGMC 90.1 Live Studio Concert Series [broadcast live on the air]
Late August – mid-September:  Away trekking to the basecamp of K2 in the Himalayas, Pakistan
Saturday, August 20, 7:30–9:00:  Faircraft Brauhaus, Fairport, NY
Thursday, July 7, 7:00–8:30:  Faircraft Brauhaus, Fairport, NY
Friday, May 27, 5:30–8:30:  Abilene Bar and Lounge, Rochester, NY  *HAPPY HOUR*
Check back soon for more live dates!
 
Suggest a venue where you would like to see us perform here. We love to play this music for you … the more, the better!
 
 

THE BAND OF OPPORTUNITY: THERE AND GONE

You can think of the band’s first album Dave Wright and The Band of Opportunity: There and Gone as an exploration of our world as a musical journey. Many of the songs on the first album were written at amazing locations around the world to capture the flavor of that special place.

How did this come about? Through travel to great places of the world with a Martin Backpacker guitar, an open mind, and time to absorb mood impressions while playing. And then a great band to make the music come alive.

Listen to The Band of Opportunity as they play this genre-bending, location-bending jazz, channelling the beauty of our world through music.

LINER NOTES

Dave Wright – acoustic and electric guitar, synthesizer, electric bass (on Las Montañas de Joao & Cloud Splitter)
Ryan Muchard – drums, percussion
Doug Fien – acoustic and electric bass
Philippe Lewalle – keyboards

Produced by Dave Wright. Recorded at Studio X, New York. Cover art: silkscreen “Winter, spring, summer and fall” by Doris B Wright.

Special thanks to Ryan and Doug for suggesting we form a band to play this music, and to the guys for being all in for the effort. What a great opportunity! I wasn’t going to say no.

Click the song names below to see more photos of where in the world each song was written:

AVAILABLE ON:

THERE AND GONE

RELATED PHOTOS

1. Sixteen Feet Under (Wright)  

2. Cruz del Sur (Wright)

3. Sun-Bird (Wright)

4. There and Gone (Wright)

5. What You See and What You Do (Wright)

6. Cloud Splitter (Wright)

7. Las Montañas de Joao (Wright)

8. Queen of Syracuse (Wright)

9. Amian (Wright)

   STREAM THE WHOLE ALBUM

Click the ‘Play’ button below and enjoy “There and Gone” in its entirety. Check out the great David Wright jazz guitar performances captured in the studio, and then come check out a live performance. Which do you like better?

Purchase the album for only $9.99 and receive bonus content!

Your direct support of the arts brings extra benefits! When you purchase and download There and Gone through the secure link below, you will receive exclusive access to additional content — including unreleased music tracks. Thank you for your support, and enjoy the Dave Wright jazz guitar!

Sign up for gig announcements and new website releases.

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