Jazz Funk Soul is the new Smooth Jazz super group featuring 3 of the most important hit makers on the scene today: Jeff Lorber, Everett Harp and Chuck Loeb. As artists and producers they are responsible for selling millions of albums and scoring close to 50 #1 Smooth Jazz radio hits! As a touring ensemble, they are wowing audiences from coast to coast.
Jeff Lorber is famous for launching the career of Kenny G and his productions and collaborations with such greats as Dave Koz, Janet Jackson, Lalah Hathaway and Miles Davis. He is one of the most sought after producers and performers in Jazz!
Chuck Loeb is widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists ever. Both as a solo artist and as the producer and lead guitarist of the iconic group Fourplay, Loeb has amassed an astonishing record of Smooth Jazz hits!
Everette Harp has recorded and shared the stage with such musical giants as Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Billy Joel and Patti LaBelle. A hit maker in his own right, Jazziz magazine hails his “amazing virtuosity” and Jazz Times calls him “a rare talent.”
Since Jazz Funk Soul began touring in 2013, the popularity of the group and the audience’s enthusiasm has been tremendous. This new album was created to satisfy the demand from their growing audience.
Jazz Funk Soul is overflowing with soaring saxophone solos, brilliant guitar riffs, super funky piano riffs and incredibly compelling melodies. Highlights include the soon to be hit single, “In The Moment,” the sensuous Loeb original “Feel Me,” the high spirited romp “All Over” and much more!!
BOP is a one-of-a-kind traditional bebop album that brings together world class musicians, including Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Harvey Mason, Brian Bromberg, Til Bronner, Everette Harp, Eric Marienthal, Brian Dunne, Randy Brecker, and John Pattitucci. BOP was conceptualized and brought to life at the Berks Jazz Festival, held annually in Pennsylvania. The idea to create this album was thought up by myself, Jeff Lorber, and Chuck Loeb, who coordinates the Berks Jazz Fest bebop jam sessions. We organized and co-produced this album together, and later recorded it at my studio.
All contributions and proceeds will go towards a truly wonderful organization: the Polycistic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation. Based in Kansas City, the PKD Foundation is fully committed to discovering treatments and a cure for the disease, which we completely believe in as well. We chose this foundation because many of us feel very strongly about it. I, myself, am a kidney transplant recipient and many members of my family have suffered from PKD, so this project is my way of spreading the word and giving back to a foundation that has done worlds of good for me and many loved ones.
Participate today, help the Polycistic Kidney Disease Foundation, and make a difference in the world!