Reflective of the inviting title of their fourth album RHYTHM ISLAND, the fiery, funky and horn-fired Smooth Jazz/global fusion collective called Rhythm Jets takes you to the islands! The guidance of founder, producer and saxophonist Vance Kelly adds a key element to the group to create their frolicsome, sunswept vibe. Six new artists, including famed genre drummer Lil John Roberts and bassist Sam Sims plus steel drum great John Patti join the action-packed lineup to infuse this mix of lively originals and crowd pleasing 80’s covers with a Latin-Caribbean tinged sound the group calls “Infinity Jazz!”
There’s no better way to celebrate a funky Cool Yule than with Rhythm Jets, the powerhouse 8-piece Atlanta based R&B/Smooth Jazz band that’s been energizing the genre these past few years with a signature sound they call “Infinity Jazz.” Produced by Trammell Starks and Vance Kelly, RHYTHM JETS CHRISTMAS is a fun-soaked EP full of upbeat, happy Holiday favorites and buoyant sparks of Gospel. It’s also an electrifying showcase for guest lead vocalists Alfreda Gerald, Chinua Hawk and Joshua Kelly. Celebrate the season’s greatest joys surrounded by the spirit-filled vibes of RHYTHM JETS CHRISTMAS, and be inspired to sustain the love all year long! ~JONATHAN WIDRAN
We are gaining "Velocity" which means we are picking up speed in a determined direction. This project takes the flavors you loved from the debut project Sound Barrier (sax, steel drums, lap steel, guitars, percussion) and added a kickin' horn section and powerful vocals. We know you will love the magic of Mercy Myra. She has a heart of gold and a voice you want to listen to over and over. Enjoy!
The idea was to create something new by mixing latin, pop, island rhythms with powerful melodies played on instruments you don't find together. We hope you find strong melodies played by steel drums, lap steel guitars and saxophone very soothing and energizing all at the same time. Critics have called the song writing, musicianship and production top notch on this record
This music gives you a first class ticket to wherever you want to go. Listen and let it take you to your favorite get away and back
People from all ages, walks of life and all musical tastes have enjoyed this new sound. Heck it might be a new genre!