The Museum of Making Music invites you to our virtual backstage with Chris Prescott, a member of Montalban Quintet as we take a pre-show look at the group's music and influences. Montalban Quintet performs at the Museum of Making Music on Sunday, September 26, 2021 as part of The San Diego Sound Project.
Montalban Quintet is a music collective based out of San Diego. With infused interests from various musical barrios including post-punk, minimalism, jazz, 50's schmaltz, field recordings, and new western art music, a live show with the Montalban Quintet is an eclectic and soul-filling experience. The live band features Chris Prescott (drums, electronics), Carl Prescott (trumpet), Kenseth Thibideau (bass, vocals), Jim Weiss (tenor and baritone saxophone), Rodrigo Contreras (piano), Greg Friedman (guitar, vocals), Julie Kitterman (glockenspiel, percussion, vocals).
Chris Prescott is a San Diego-based multi-instrumentalist with a diverse background of interests and accomplishments. Beginning his recording and touring career at barely 18 years old, Chris’s musical path had an auspicious start. One month after completing high school Chris signed a record deal with Cargo/Headhunter records, which was the first album to what numbers now at over 50. Various bands that Chris has recorded and toured with include Pinback, Rocket from the Crypt, Jimmy Eat World, No Knife, Tanner, Montalban Quintet, The Jade Shader, Fishwife and others. Concert tours over the past 30 years has taken him to perform in over 160 cities in far away places including Russia, Czech Republic, Japan, Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico and all across the United States.
The San Diego Sound Project has been made possible in part by The Conrad Prebys Foundation. This concert series highlights emerging groups or artists within the San Diego region. Support from the Foundation allows us to present these artists live at the Museum while offering a free live stream option. The project is supported by an advisory committee that includes GRAMMY Award winning producer and UCSD faculty member Kamau Kenyatta, CSUSM Professor and Center ARTES Executive Director Dr. Merryl Goldberg, Grossmont College Music Department Chair Derek Cannon, Emmy Award-winning composer and MiraCosta College faculty member Christy Coobatis, and Connections Chamber Music Series Co-Founder Bridget Dolkas.