The 442’s Bio
What happens when you combine two outstanding members of the world-class St. Louis Symphony with tow of the city’s finest jazz musicians form the Erin Bode group? You get The 442’s, an exciting new acoustic instrumental quartet named for the modern standard tuning of the 442Hz! Brought together by the innovative and inspired compositions of the Adam Maness, who also plays guitar, accordion, melodica and glockenspiel in the group, The 442’s features Shawn Weil on violin, Bjorn Ranheim on cello, and Sydney Rodway on bass. This unique collaboration, formed in the spring of 2012 by a tight-knit group whose love of good food and fine beer makes rehearsals feel like dinner parties, combines outstanding musicianship, group singing, inventive improvisation, whistle solos and special guest appearances by famed jazz vocalist, Erin Bode. Exploring the bondaries of jazz, classical, folk and rock music, their music can move you to the edge or your seat or comfort you like a lullaby, all within the same set.