See the Blue Man Group in SLC

Nicea interviews Brian Tavener, Jesse Nolan and Anthony Riscica from The Blue Man Group about their visit to Salt Lake City.

BRIAN TAVENER (Blue Man) from Asheville, NC, has performed as a Blue Man for over six years, mainly in Boston, MA. While not bald and blue, Brian writes, engineers, and produces his own music as “Tav.” He also has his own record label, Carrot Policeman Records. Brian would like to thank his family, friends, and you for making life so great.

JESSE NOLAN (Music Director, Percussion/Kit). M.M. in Jazz Studies and B.A. in Music Education (Indiana University). Three years with Blue Man Group in the Chicago, Norwegian Epic and North American Tour casts. Performance credits include West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, James Moody, David Baker, and the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra. Currently Director of Education for MashPlant and member of the Jazz Education Network Committee and Vic Firth Education Team. Love and thanks to my family and incredible wife Amy!

ANTHONY RISCICA (Percussion/Kit) has written and recorded for both screen and television playing for clients such as VH1, Nickelodeon, and National Geographic. He has also recorded with such artists as Prince Paul, Shock G (aka Humpty Dumpty), and Newkirk. His touring experience has brought him everywhere from Brazil to Berlin and back. Anthony currently lives in New York City where he writes for Modern Drummer Magazine, teaches, and DJs. Anthony would like to give a special thanks to his super supportive family.

Blue Man Group
Kingsbury Hall
April 1-6

Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”

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