Hop Sauce is a concoction of instrumental groove, funk and jazz, balancing improvisation with composition. The core trio (Jeff Cleland on bass, Chris Gamper on drums and Jono Kornfeld on guitar) has a rich, intertwined history of playing together, going back as far as the mid 1980’s some three thousand miles from their Bay Area home base. Released in May 2013, Hop Sauce's first CD, Le Tasty, (with guest keyboardist Simon Rochester) features their diverse compositional prowess blended with an obvious love for in-the-moment playing and nimble improvisation.