from the Artist...

"Among the many sounds that captivate the ears and hearts of Post Modern audiences, the cry of Urban Jazz seems to be leading the charge. Primal to this art form is its willingness to boldly snatch needed ingredients from various genres in order to articulate musical truths which are exquisitely myriad in complexity. Adherents to more traditional idioms of Jazz in a lot of ways balk at this notion and in doing so, typically limit themselves to either trumpeting reverberations of the past or otherwise laboring to resuscitate some senescent ideal. With its flair for relevance, however, the swagger of Urban Jazz seems to dodge this bullet.

And this is one of the many reasons it speaks to me. We continue to blaze trails. We don't try to lead from behind. Urban Jazz also showcases an artist's vulnerabilities, just as it does their strengths. Such revolutionary personifications of artistic and human transparency indeed speak truth to power and provide a personal confirmation that this is how my artistry should be speaking to the world.

The Music that I create strives to provide listeners with ear candy that's intelligent, but not condescending; sexy, but not sleezy; uncut, but not uncouth. I call it the new 'Avante Garde'. And as an entrenched Artist within the movement, it is my hope that through its sheer audacity, the music I create will blaze a path for other musicians of similar bent and pedigree to follow suit, escorting our fresh iterations of what's "dope" out of the funeral parlors of critics and back onto the dance floors of our clubs. Power to the people!"

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