MP3 Jazz Express - JAZZ: Jazz Fusion
Mellow jazz fusion that features melodic instrumentals with good solos by bass, guitar and keyboard; a blend of jazz, latin, funk and rock styles.
12 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Fusion, JAZZ: Smooth Jazz
Jazz Express is a dynamic four piece band.
Guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums combine to create a mellow fusion sound. The band plays melodic music which contains elements of pop, jazz, funk, and latin music. The musical skills derived from years of experience combine to make music which will satisfy both the casual and the serious listener.
Jazz Express was founded in the spring of 1990.
The four musicians came together in search of greater self-expression. At weekly performances, they developed their style and material. By the fall of 1990, the band was playing all original material, mostly written by Rex Bell and Jeremy Cohen. The material and the playing style of the muscians combine to create contemporary sound of the band.
Jazz Express recorded its first album in 1991.
The band went into Bunyup Bakeries Studio in Oakland and recorded twelve songs. As much as possible was recorded live. The tape was duplicated at KABA on their real-time system.
Jazz Express is a performing group.
The original weekly performances were at a club in Concord, California. Other performances have been at clubs in Martinez and Pittsburg, Ca. The band has played at St. Mary''s College in Moraga, performed free concerts in downtown Oakland and Concord and was also featured on a live radio broadcast from 24 Hour Nautilus of Concord.
Biographies of the members.
Jeremy Cohen bass
B.A. in music, U.C. Berkeley
S.F. 49ers Big Band
Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus
Beach Blanket Babylon
Extensive S.F. Bay Area freelance work
Studio Musician on numerous independent releases
Blue Bear School of Music
National Guitar Summer Workshop
Soundwall Music Camp
Rex Bell guitar
Dion and the Belmonts
The Pointer Sisters
Extensive private teaching
Eric Thompson drums
Cal State Hayward
Cal State Northridge
Garfield T.V. specials
Peanuts T.V. specials
Greg Rahn keyboards
Cal State Hayward
Pride and Joy
Seiko Synthesizers clinics