As a trio, UZO made its mark under the moniker “Uncle Otter” for the first ten years of their existence. Original band members, Brendan Patti (Bass), Tom Patti (Guitar) and Adam Nicodemus (Drums), added Mike Pappas (keyboards) as a permanent fixture to the lineup in 2008 prompting the name change. Uncle Otter is well known for their explosive high-energy live shows. Leaving audiences floored by their performance and craving for more. Combining Funk, Jazz and Heavy Fusion influences, their instrumental mind-bending compositions take you on a musical rollercoaster that leave you asking your psychiatrist for more Prozac. Uncle Otter has shared the stage with many bands such as: The Jimmy Herring Band, The Disco Biscuits, American Babies, Viperhouse, RAQ, Project Object, Brothers Past, The Codetalkers, Juggling Suns, Smoking Grass, Jazzam and many more.
Adam Nicodemus- Drums
Tom Patti- Guitar
Mike Pappas- Keys
Dalton Gils- Bass
Central PAs genre bending, “jazz” fusion collective, New Leaf
Genre: Jazz / Funk / Fusion / Soul / Hip Hop / Instrumental