Bob Reynolds - sax., comp. (USA)
Ruslan Sirota - p. /keyb. (UKR)
Janek Gwizdala - e- b. (GB)
Chaun Horton - dr. (USA)
Soulful. Sophisticated. Tuneful. Dynamic. Imagine the Yellowjackets and D’Angelo had a baby in 2017. These four musicians play a breed of jazz that leans heavily on soul, r&b, and dark pop, with a dynamic range that catches audiences by surprise. Their performances make you lean in and ask for more. (A doctorate in jazz studies is not required to enjoy it.) Formed in Los Angeles in 2015, the band has built a solid following through a 2-year monthly residency at the famous Baked Potato Jazz Club, which they now consistently sell out, along with the Blue Whale Jazz Club. They’ve played music together in various incarnations for years (Reynolds and Gwizdala since 1997) and their first album as a group (recorded live) comes out in early 2018.
- Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is an in-demand jazz performer, educator, and sideman, as well as a Grammy Award-winning member of the band Snarky Puppy. Born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1977, Reynolds grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, where he first started playing saxophone at age 13. Although he listened to a range of music as a kid, by his late teens he was a dedicated jazz student. After high school he honed his skills at Boston's Berklee College of Music, where he mentored with George Garzone, Hal Crook, and others. As a leader, he debuted with 2000's The Bob Reynolds Quartet, followed by 2006's Can't Wait for Perfect. That same year, he joined fellow Berklee alum John Mayer's band and spent the next five years with the pop star, touring and appearing on such albums as 2008's Where the Light Is and 2009's Battle Studies.
In 2013, he returned to his solo work with Somewhere in Between, which reached number one on digital jazz charts. He then made his Snarky Puppy debut appearing on the genre-bending group's 2014 effort, We Like It Here. Two years later he was back with Snarky Puppy for the Grammy Award-winning Culcha Vulcha. In 2017, Reynolds delivered the EP Guitar Band, which featured appearances from Kneebody bassist Kaveh Rastegar as well as fellow Snarky Puppy members Robert "Sput" Searight (drums) and Mark Lettieri (guitar). ~ Matt Collar.
-Grammy Award winning pianist and composer, Ruslan has worked with the cream of the crop of the music industry - Kamasi Washington, Thunder Cat, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Seal, Josh Groban, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to name a few. Ruslan was born in Uman, Ukraine to a Jewish family on November 4, 1980. His father, Yefim, who was an active local guitarist, had introduced him to music at an early age. Picking up guitar around the age of four, Ruslan had transitioned to piano around the age of seven. In 1990, his family moved to Israel, where he continued to study piano at the Bat-Yam music school. At approximately 14, Ruslan discovered jazz, instantly showing imminent interest. At 18, Ruslan auditioned for the Berklee College of Music, where he received full tuition scholarship, and moved to Boston in the year 2000. Since then Ruslan has toured the globe with the cream of the crop of the music industry, recorded piano duets with Chick Corea and George Duke, won a Grammy award, and composed music for countless commercial projects.
-English bassist Janek Gwizdala, now resident in the US for over a decade has been on the international music scene both as a leader and sideman for over 15 years. His touring and recording credits include: Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Hiram Bullock, Wayne Krantz, Peter Erskine, Airto Moreira and many more. He describes his own music as a cross between The Foo Fighters and Miles Davis.
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