Brooklyn Jazz Underground

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Brooklyn Jazz Underground - Jazz Live Act in Brooklyn, NY

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"Marvelous bass and piano work... Original and forward thinking." -Jazz Weekly

"A delightful musical journey. Intelligent, exciting, very well-played" -Step Tempest

"...BJU is at its strongest when all of its engines are firing... It's breathtaking, really." -Jeff Tamarin, Jazztimes

"Best International Jazz Album, 2012" - Swiss daily: Nordwestschweiz

"The ensemble’s tightly-knit sense of its own intuitive communication is prominet...” - Downbeat, Editor’s Pick

Brooklyn Jazz Underground is an association of independent artists with a shared commitment to creativity and community. Through cooperative efforts, the BJU aims to build a greater awareness of original music emerging from Brooklyn, NY.

From its inception the BJU, a highly influential group that inspired the formation of other artist collectives around the world, including The Paris Jazz Underground, The Queens Jazz Overground and The LA Jazz Collective, has always placed a premium on original composition. The band's much-anticipated second recording, 7 x 7, offers a collection of seven compelling works conceived by each member of the septet, featuring David Smith (trumpet), Adam Kolker (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Anne Mette Iversen (bass), Rob Garcia (drums), and also featuring the addition of vocalist Tammy Scheffer, who plays a shifting role here as a vocalist and as a third "horn", pianist David Cook & drummer Owen Howard, empowering the ensemble alongside Rob Garcia with a dual drummer thrust.

"Marvelous bass and piano work... Original and forward thinking." -Jazz Weekly

"A delightful musical journey. Intelligent, exciting, very well-played" -Step Tempest

"...BJU is at its strongest when all of its engines are firing... It's breathtaking, really." -Jeff Tamarin, Jazztimes

"Best International Jazz Album, 2012" - Swiss daily: Nordwestschweiz

"The ensemble’s tightly-knit sense of its own intuitive communication is prominet...” - Downbeat, Editor’s Pick

Brooklyn Jazz Underground is an association of independent artists with a shared commitment to creativity and community. Through cooperative efforts, the BJU aims to build a gre...

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Past Gigs Brooklyn Jazz Underground

  • 12 | 2015 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Jazz Underground @ Prospect Range
  • 07 | 2015 NYC BJU Festival @ Smalls Jazz Club
  • 07 | 2014 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Jazz Underground @ Shapeshifter Lab
  • 07 | 2014 Baltimore, MD Brooklyn Jazz Underground @ An Die Musik
  • 02 | 2013 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Jazz Underground @ Sycamore

Discography Brooklyn Jazz Underground

  • 2014 7x7 (Seven By Seven) Album | BJUR
  • 2012 A Portrait of Brooklyn Album | BJUR

Media

  • Media Burned Out (Owen Howard)
  • Media Y (Rob Garcia)
  • Media Fort Pierce (David Cook)

Origin

  • Brooklyn, NY US

Founded

  • 2005

Members

  • David Smith trumpet
  • David Cook piano
  • Tammy Scheffer voice
  • Anne Mette Iversen bass
  • Rob Garcia drums

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