Pangea is a jazz rock fusion band led by Boston based guitarist and composer Omar Sosa. When Sosa founded the band in the summer of 2015, it began as a septet, but it has fluctuated in size and personnel over the years as the project has evolved. The current lineup is a quintet comprised of Trevor Mitoma on keys, Jackson Mann on bass, Steve Wilkinson on drums, Jake Hirsch on tenor saxophone, and Omar Sosa on guitar. Drawing influence from artists such as Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, Tigran Hamasyan, and many more, Pangea delivers high energy music that strives to surprise its audience. Their first EP, titled Animal Instincts, was released on Sunday February 3rd, 2019 and is available on all major streaming services.
The Sprints is everything you love about alternative rock playing covers and originals. Matt Bartkus (vocals, guitar), Kyle Strauss (guitar), and Kyle Tolini (percussion) formed their band through the Jazz/Rock/Pop program at South Shore Conservatory and are excited to play at Porchfest Quincy.
The Deep Blue See band is an original rock duo with Deb Blackadar on drums and vocals and Mike Holmes on guitar and vocals. Deb has been a drummer in many bands and has performed in the US and Europe, with a few notable acts in and around Boston. Mike has been in a number of bands in the Boston area. Deb and Mike teamed-up in 2011 to form The Deep Blue See.