XD 7 is a septet based in New York, NY that draws from a wide variety of musical influences and brings them together through the jazz idiom. Members of the band have performed with such artists as Esperanza Spalding, the Dave Matthews Band, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, the Winard Harper Sextet, Lee Konitz, and James Moody, as well as many other notable artists in both the jazz and pop fields, and at venues such as Yoshi’s San Francisco and Oakland, the Monterey and Montreal Jazz Festivals, the Staples Center, Blue Note Jazz Club in New York, the Jazz Standard, Jazz Gallery, Birdland, and Rose Hall and Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Combining jazz with rock, funk, R&B, electronica, and contemporary classical music in a way that highlights individuality as well as tight ensemble playing and interaction, XD 7 always presents a high energy show full of strong grooves, honest soul, and musical complexity.
Jon Hatamiya - Trombone
Patrick Bartley - EWI, Alto/Soprano Sax
Xavier Del Castillo - Tenor Sax
Gabe Schnider - Guitar
Kevin Berstein - Piano, Keys/Synth
Max Calkin - Acoustic/Electric Basses
John Spencer - Drums
XD 7 (2012) http://xd7band.bandcamp.com/
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Also hailing from New York, XD 7 are a tight, well oiled Jazz machine. Seven members big (hence the ...Also hailing from New York, XD 7 are a tight, well oiled Jazz machine. Seven members big (hence the “7”) their sound is full and textural. All of the tracks in this album take on different melodic and rhythmic perspective and feel fresh and diverse. We’re looking forward to more!
XD 7: Top Notch Jazz
Patrick Bartley's sax solo on [How Things Change] may rip your face off.