The Story is an acoustic-electric performance collective based inBrooklyn, New York, consisting of an international ensemble of fiveextraordinary musicians-composers from diverse culturalbackgrounds: Lars Dietrich from the Netherlands, Samir Zarif fromthe United States, John Escreet from the United Kingdom and ZackLober and Greg Ritchie from Canada. The Ottawa Citizen wrote that'the group makes unfettered music that impresses with its daringand trust.' In the short time since its inception, The Story hasalready been acclaimed as one of the most exciting new groupsoriginating from New York. Each member came to this city seeking tofurther develop his own musical voice. The five members first gottogether at an impromptu jam session. The profound musical andpersonal connection was immediately formed and, soon after, theydecided to form what has become The Story. With their uniqueapproach to jazz music, many quickly regarded them as the fresh newensemble to watch out for. In addition to regularly performing inNew York, The Story frequently performs tours throughout the US,Canada and Europe.