Free Dive has been performing and recording together since 2003. All the band members contribute original compositions and collaborate on arrangements. The groove-based quintet features Jeff Cressman (trombone), Bryan Dyer (vocals), Cecilia Engelhart (vocals, percussion), Steve Hogan (bass, beatboxing) and Keith Terry (drums, body music). The absence of a chordal instrument gives Free Dive their fresh sound — open, transparent, cinematic, evocative.
Because of the broad musical backgrounds of all the band members, Free Dive explores many different musical styles including Jazz, popular song and Latin American- and African-influenced musics, and incorporates and encourages improvisation.