Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most loved and respected jazz/R&B artist on the music-scene today.
Chris Dave was born in Houston, Texas and began his music career in the late 1980s. He started out by playing in church and credits jazz music as his strongest influence. He states that although his father plays drums, he has never actually seen him play. As a teenager, he was exposed to jazz legends like Miles Davis and John Coltrane when listening to music with his father. Chris Dave blossomed on the drums, eventually graduating from Houston’s prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
The Soul Tree is a one-day music festival taking place on Friday, 6th July, presented by Oíche Events and hosted by The Sugar Club. The festival will present a range of Irish and international Soul acts, tapping into a variety of styles including Soul, R&B, Reggae, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Afro-Funk, Neo-Soul and more.
Soul Brass Band is exactly what it needs to be: a great New Orleans Brass Band steeped in tradition that also plays the perfect party. Day after day in New Orleans, this all-star lineup is called upon for its top-flight traditional Brass Band repertoire and Second line Parades; and then night after night, they’re called upon again for front-man Derrick Freeman’s signature brass band infusion of classic Soul.
Since first arriving on the Canadian scene at the turn of the millenium, the Souljazz Orchestra has never stopped pushing the limits of its signature sound: an explosive clash of Soul, Jazz, Afro, Latin and Caribbean styles, unleashed by blaring majestic horns, dusty vintage keyboards, and an arsenal of earthquaking percussion.
This is a resolutely New Orleans style from the beginnings of jazz. You've found the hottest band to do the earliest jazz in years.
The band rose to prominence in October 2015 with the release through YouTube of CRU, a three-track EP, earning over 10 million views combined. In September 2016, they released their first studio album, REMONTA, won the Breakthrough Act award at the Prêmio Multishow and placed third in the Rolling Stone Brazil Best Album of the Year list.
Jason Lindner is one of the masterminds behind the sound of David Bowie’s Blackstar album. Jason is also one of the pioneers of the New York jazz/analog electronica underground and has always pioneered with his group Now vs Now, but also as producer and instrumentalist with Meshell Ndegeocello, Chick Corea, Mulatu Astatke and more.
Antonio is a multi-Grammy and Golden Globe Award winner, has done the music scores for the movie Birdman (winner Golden Globe) and the Netflix series Get Shorty. He is currently the drummer of Pat Metheney and Dave Matthews.
It's more like a Central African nightclub…or downtown Manhattan or Chicago's South Side in the late '60s and early '70s, where free-improvising saxophones met electronics and rock music and Sly Stone amid the urgency of the civil rights struggle.”
After the huge success of his debut album In The Moment, Makaya McCraven has been deemed as a revolutionary that has revived the complete avcant-garde Chicago scene