MP3 Zevious - JAZZ: Progressive Jazz
A New York based progressive jazz trio.
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JAZZ: Progressive Jazz, JAZZ: Contemporary Jazz
Zevious is a progressive jazz trio based in New York City. The group lineup consists of Mike Eber on guitar, Jeff Eber on drums, and Johnny DeBlase on bass.
Johnny and Mike met while attending college together in 1999 and instantly hit it off musically. They played together in several rock, funk, and jazz projects while living in Allentown, PA, and gigged extensively in the Lehigh Valley Area, both in their own groups and as freelance jazz musicians. Mike eventually made his way to New York in 2004, and Johnny moved to Philadelphia in 2005.
Meanwhile, Jeff had been touring the US with his instrumental prog-metal group Dysrhythmia. Coming off the road in 2005 after extensive touring, Jeff settled in the New York area. With all three parties interested in starting a straight-ahead jazz project, Zevious was born. The group''s first gig was at Lounge Zen in Teaneck, NJ during the summer of 2006.
After a few months of gigging in New York and Philly, the group quickly moved away from straight-ahead jazz covers and jumped right into writing original music, combining their unique jazz sound with progressive rock grooves, tech metal, afrobeat style vamps, free improv, and complex song forms. Zevious'' first album showcases the evolution of their style and sound.
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