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Bay Area Beats: Oakland Future Trio

Courtesy of the Oakland Future Trio

Ari Carpenter, Caleb Sankoh, and Mikhi Woodley became best friends and bandmates in middle school. They’ve been playing together as the Oakland Future Trio for the past seven years.

They were trained in classical jazz at Oakland School of the Arts. On this edition of Bay Area Beats, they look back at their friendship and into the future of their musical careers.

“What really attracted me to it was the freedom in it. How you could have four people that didn’t know each other, come to a gig or a jam session, call a tune, and have it sound just perfect.”

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