Chris Lesso’s Modus Factor

Chris Lesso’s MODUS FACTOR is:

:: Brownman Ali – electric trumpet & effects

:: Ian De Souza – bass & effects

:: Chris Lesso – drumset & Korg wave drum

MODUS FACTOR = electro-ambient improvisational bedlam

Three of Toronto’s busiest studio musicians step back into the club circuit with MODUS FACTOR, all bringing their own considerable experience from from 3 different musical circles to the table to form a truly unique new electric jazz/groove/world music outfit.  Influenced heavily by Frank Zappa drummers, Chris Lesso spent years touring the world with Tony “Wild T” Springer & The Spirit and is now a highly acclaimed figure in the country’s rock and drumset community (endorsed by both Sonar Drums & Sabian cymbals he has toured the country as a drumset clincian); the Canadian born Brownman Ali (Jay-z, Paul Simon, Guru) is known as Canada’s multi-award winning jazz trumpet icon heralded as “Canada’s pre-eminent jazz trumpet player” by New York’s Village Voice magazine; and Ian De Souza is an extremely sought after bassist in Toronto’s busy electronic & World music scenes and a founding member & bassist for Kevin Breit’s Sisters Euclid.  All 3 of these artists are heavy users of modern electronics to colour their sounds.  Modus Factor, Lesso’s brainchild, brings all 3 of these musicians and their one-of-a-kind sounds on stage together performing uniquely exploratory improvisations, setting the table for an engaging expedition into modern music that will resonate with sounds ranging from Miles Davis to Frank Zappa to Antonio Carlos Jobim.