The Jazz Kitchen

Brandon Meeks Quartet at The Jazz Kitchen

On Saturday March 18 I assembled a group of some of my favorite musicians for a show at the premiere jazz club in my city. We delivered an awesome show to a packed house! Luckily I recorded the event and have posted it here for those who were unable to attend or would like to relive it. Please enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments as always.

Musicians

Rob Dixon - saxophones

William Menefield - piano

Greg Artry - drums

Brandon Meeks - bass

Set List

1. Wayne's Thang - Kenny Garrett

2. Dolphin Dance - Herbie Hancock

3. Lonnie's Lament - John Coltrane

4. Body and Soul - Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green

5. Soulful - Roy Hargrove

6. One Finger Snap - Herbie Hancock


Meet the Musicians who Helped Create the Red.Black.Green Album

I’ve been blessed to have some very incredible musicians help me record my album Red.Black.Green. It’s awesome to have guys who can bring my compositions to life in a way that’s beyond what I could’ve ever imagined. With the release date being only a few weeks away, I thought it would be cool to introduce the people who played on the album. They are Rob Dixon (saxophone), Greg Artry (drums) and Steven Jones (piano).

Rob is a brilliant musician, composer and band leader who has helped many Indianapolis musicians find their way while working with some of the most noteworthy jazz artists around the county. I met Greg shortly after moving to Indianapolis. We hit it off right away and bonded over many low paying local gigs and long trips working with other artists on the road. Steven is one of the hardest working piano players I’ve ever met. His sound can be heard all over the city as he’s one of the most in-demand musicians on the scene.

Earlier this week we all got together for an after hours jam session at Indianapolis’ historic Chatterbox Jazz Club. It was epic! We were joined by several other awesome musicians including my brother Sleepy from Native Sun on drums. I recorded the jam for you. Check it out below! The album Red.Black.Green will be available on October 8th.

 


Pre-Order Red.Black.Green Now

Get several tracks from the album today when you pre-order plus you'll be the first to have the entire album on release day October 8th.


William Menefield Trio Live Stream from The Greenwich

This past Friday I performed with my good friends William Menefield and Anthony Lee in Ohio. I featured the show as a live stream on my Facebook page. You can also watch a replay below. We had a fun time at this show and lots of great moments were captured on video. Take a look and see for yourself.


Wade in The Water: William Menefield Trio Performs at The Jazz Kitchen

Check out the video from a show I organized with the William Menefield Trio in March. We performed an interpretation of the spiritual Wade in The Water to a sold-out crowd at The Jazz Kitchen.

If you like the video and want to see this band in your city send me a message using the form below. We're currently booking shows for summer and fall 2016.

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah at The Jazz Kitchen

This past weekend I checked out an awesome performance by trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. He's pioneering a new subgenre of jazz that he calls Stretch Music. It's a style that absorbs musical language from as many cultures and genres as possible. During the show Christian said he seeks to remove the lines that separate music into multiple genres so they all become one. It's a very interesting concept and made for a great performance. Check it out in the video below and let me know what you think!

My Free Live Album is Now on Bandcamp

My free live album, Live at The Jazz Kitchen in now available on Bandcamp. I'm giving away this music as a way of thanking everyone who has been supportive of my work in 2015. I've placed the album on Bandcamp in order to provide an easy and convenient means of downloading the music. It's totally free but there is an option to donate for those who would like to help me continue spreading my music to new audiences in 2016. Listen to the album below. Thanks!