THE JT PROJECT – ANOTHER CHANCE
The JT Project: a multi-talented force of sound that brings forth a unique musical conceptualization: 'a new genre in music called JT'. Adventurous and bold, Jacob Webb (Keyboards/Bass) and Todd Schefflin (Saxophone), leaders of The JT Project, knew that it would take more than just a passing interest in music to become the creative force that they envisioned. Jacob commands each stroke on the keyboard to awaken the soul with a touch of fire, and Todd caresses the notes to life with every breath. Todd hailing from Philadelphia, and Jacob from Kansas City, the two musician's paths collided in 2007 at the prestigious William Paterson University music department in New Jersey. After an immediate musical connection, Jacob and Todd started writing music together, which eventually led to the formation of The JT Project in 2009. The JT Project has exponentially expanded into a musical collective, incorporating the most talented Jazz and Soul musicians in New York City.
WILL DONATO – SUPERSONIC
National recording artist and saxophonist Will Donato is an exciting performer and award-winning composer, whose new CD release, "Supersonic," is his seventh solo CD release on Innervision Records. Will currently has a hit radio single, "Supersonic" which is the title cut off the new CD release. This CD is a virtual "Who's Who" of the very best in the Groove music genre including Jeffrey Carruthers, Darren Rahn, Tony Moore, Steve Oliver, Byron Counts, Tony Guerrero, Chase Huna, Tateng Katindig, Rod King, George Landress, Kay-Ta Matsuno, Christian Poezach, Eddie Reddick, JJ Sansaverino, Gary Stanionis, Eric Valentine, Roberto Vally, and phenom Darryl Williams! Grammy nominee George Landress is also featured!
DAVE STRYKER – STYRKIN’ AHEAD
Strykin Ahead, his 28th CD as a leader. Stryker augments his working trio of Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums with vibraphone player Steve Nelson, all on-board for a second go-round after their stellar contri- butions to last year s Eight-Track II. Like the leader, Nelson is a preternaturally flexible and in-the-moment improviser with deep roots in the tradition who knows how to push the envelope without damaging the contents. Stryker internalized those imperatives on a 1984-1986 run with Brother Jack McDuff, and he received further invaluable training in the art of musical communication during a decade on the road with Stanley Turrentine, to whom he paid homage on the 2015 release Don t Mess With Mister T.