The bastard son of the Monktail Creative Music Concern, NON GRATA consists of all given members of the MCMC collective at a given point, and relies o-n patterns, textures and forms developed through ensemble practice. It is new composition in a spontaneous music combat zone. There are about 20 of us now, cut from every swath of the American musical quilt, and we don't really play jazz, but channel surf through whatever genre or context fits a performance. We're a chamber orchestra that plays jazz, a jazz band that plays metal, a metal band that plays country, a country band that plays funk, a funk band that plays punk, a punk band that plays music, musicians having a good time. Basically, we're the illegitimate children of art music and we're running with scissors.