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A body of fluid, focused sound refined from a sea of raw, relentless energy: GrayScale Whale takes its players and listeners on a sonic voyage. Seamlessly transitioning between highs and lows, the group performs energetic, eclectic, and tastefully spontaneous modern fusion. Their sound is a colorful patchwork of influences incorporating the intense groove of Snarky Puppy, artful dexterity of Weather Report, and compositional theming of Belá Fleck & the Flecktones. Holding the patchwork together are the deep roots of American jazz, to which the band stays true through improvisation and exploration of instrumental textures. The colors of the band’s sound act in tandem and balance; for every bright yellow outburst of excitement, there is a deep blue moment of introspection, and for every hue that the listener is familiar with, a brand-new shade shines through that drives the sound into another direction. For each performance there is a fresh experience, and no two ever are the same.


  • The Velvet Note (Alpharetta, GA 3/2019)
  • The Evening Muse (Charlotte 11/2018)
  • Beyu Caffe (Durham 9/2018)
  • Cat’s Cradle Backroom (Chapel Hill 3/2017)
  • Pour House (Raleigh 8/2015, 12/2015, 7/2019)
  • Apex Music Festival (Apex 9/2014,  9/2015, 9/2016)
  • Deep South the Bar (Raleigh 8/2016)
  • WHUP 104.7 radio (Hillsborough 1/2017)
  • WUAG 103.1 radio (Greensboro 3/2017, 1/2018)
  • Guilford Tech Community College Band Showcase (Greensboro 10/2016)
  • On Pop of the World (Greensboro 7/2017, 12/2017)
  • The Cave (Chapel Hill 5/2016)
  • Various private events



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