Quiet Fire is a new Charlottesville-based group led by bassist and composer Dhara Goradia. Other band members are Brett Jones on guitar, Loren Oppenheimer on tabla, and John D'earth on trumpet. The group will be previewing their new CD, featuring mostly original compositions by Dhara Goradia. The music is Jazz-inspired with eastern traditional sounds, but very modern influences, centering around deep grooves with space for open improvisation. The group will also perform at Escafe Restaurant on Friday, January 4th.