SOUL JAZZ ALLIANCE feat. Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, Vincent Herring, saxes, Jared Gold, organ, Freddie Bryant, guitar, Joris Dudli, drums, and special Guest: Sachal Vasandini, vocals
Timeless soul-jazz in the classic Blue Note style with a sextet featuring the peerless front-line duo of trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and soulful saxophonist Vincent Herring. Add top notch Hammond man Jared Gold, soul-jazz guitarist Freddie Bryant and classy drummer Joris Dudli into the mix and you have a recipe for a funky soul jazz stew of the highest order. Rising-star vocalist Sachal Vasandani guests bringing his own unique take on the art of jazz singing to the party for what should be three nights of top class straight ahead jazz in the old school!
For years the collaboration of US alto saxophonist Vincent Herring and Swiss/Austrian drummer Joris Dudli has been a vital one. Now, a new exciting project is about to evolve, assimilating classic soul tunes from the 60’s and 70’s, blues as well as original material embraced by the distinctive sound of the Hammond B3 and a unique all star line up.
Sachal Vasandani- vocals
“Sachal Vasandani is a dozen years Kurt Elling’s junior, and that gap serves him well: He’s young enough to have absorbed plenty about the art of jazz singing from his fellow Chicagoan, yet mature enough to use such influences solely as guideposts as he shapes his own distinctive sound. Now, three albums in, he makes the leap from promising to fully formed, firmly establishing himself among the foremost post-millennial male vocalists.” JazzTimes“a soulful seesaw, teetering between artistic conventions and a highly individualistic brand…Bing Crosby meet Amy Winehouse.” – GQ India
Jeremy Pelt- trumpet
Since his arrival in New York, Jeremy has been fortunate enough to play with many of today's and yesterday's Jazz luminaries, such as Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess, Charli Persip, Keter Betts, Frank Foster, Ravi Coltrane, Winard Harper, Ralph Peterson, Lonnie Plaxico, Nancy Wilson, Cedar Walton, and many, more. Jeremy has also been featured in a variety of different bands, including the Roy Hargrove Big Band, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, and the Duke Ellington Big Band. Currently, he is member of the Lewis Nash Septet, Mingus Big Band, and The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band featuring Louis Hayes. Pelt was voted Rising Star on the Trumpet two years in a row by Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalist Association!!
Vincent Herring- saxophones
Undoubtedly, one of today’s most important voices of the jazz saxophone, Vincent has recorded over 12 CD’s as a leader and over 100 (!) as a sideman. His long listof credits includes:The Freddie Hubbard Quintet, Nat Adderly Quintet, Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Jack De Johnette’s Special Edition, Nancy Wilson, Larry Coryell, Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, The Mingus Big Band, The Roy Hargrove Big Band, Arthur Taylor, Dr. Billy Taylor, Carla Bley, Phil Woods Sax Machine. Vincent has appeared as a special guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center. Vincent also appeared as a guest soloist with John Faddis and The Carnegie Hall Big Band.
Freddie Bryant- guitar
After college Freddie worked primarily as a jazz guitarist but kept up a steady stream of classical performances. A recent highlight was a tour in 2010 with the Chanticleer String Quartet performing his arrangement of the Concierto de
Aranjuez. He received his Masters degree from the Yale School of Music. It was during this time that the two techniques began to meld together.His music is
starting to challenge the traditional labels used by the industry. His talents are now being sought out by artists from diverse backgrounds. For example, he was a
member of trumpet great, Tom Harrell's quintet for two years, he plays regularly with the Mingus Orchestra, has recorded a CD of Ray Charles songs with singer
Roseanna Vitro, toured with the Klezmer virtuoso clarinetist Giora Feidman and the legend of African music, Salif Keita. Currently he is touring and recording with drummer, Ben Riley's Monk Legacy Septet playing a repertoire of Thelonious Monk compositions exclusively.
Joris Dudli- drums
Joris has been a steady member of the Vienna Art Orchestra and the Art Farmer Quintet from 1979 to 1985. After moving to the US in 1986, he has performed and
recorded with many of the great jazz musicians of the world: The Zawinul Syndicate, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Johnny Griffin, Mullgrew Miller, Clifford Jordan, Joe Lovano, Joe Henderson, George Garzone to name a few.