Curtis Brothers Quartet

Curtis Brothers Quartet

 Palmdale, California, USA
BandLatinJazz

The Curtis Brothers Quartet take bold steps towards a modern Latin Jazz sound fearlessly pushing their musical approach into new territories. Downbeat gave their 2009 release "Blood, Spirit, Land, Water, Freedom" 4 stars. Their follow up album "Completion Of Proof" due out Spring 2011.

Biography

Their unique rhythmic concept is what separates them from most any other jazz quartets. All of their music, original or not, is base on the percussive concepts that they have accumulated throughout their experiences. Some of The Curtis Brothers music is so original that even great musicians such as Ralph Peterson has performed some with his world famous, "Ralph Peterson's Fo'tet." From 2001, The Curtis Brothers have been performing around the U.S. and abroad. Their original sound has captivated audiences from New York, California to India. Most of the time the members are seen playing together with the 7-piece Latin-jazz ensemble, "Insight." With only four members and with music that is arranged for the rhythm section, The Curtis Brothers are free to explore so many more avenues of music. Even as they explore odd meters, world music, and group improvisation, they keep their audiences on the edge of their seats getting ready to jump up and dance.

Individually, the members of The Curtis Brothers Quartet are or have been sidemen for some of the greatest musicians alive such as Herbie Hancock, Eddie Palmieri, Chick Corea, Jimmy Greene, David Valentin, Kenny Werner, Miguel Zenon, Ralph Peterson, Brian Lynch, Gary Burton, Ralph Irizzary and Donald Harrison.

They released their album "Blood, Spirit, Land, Water, Freedom" in 2009 and are due to follow up with their 4th release "Completion of Proof" in Spring 2011. The album will feature musical giants such as Brian Lynch, Donald Harrison, and Ralph Peterson to name a few. Downbeat Magazine gave their 2009 release 4 stars, the All About Jazz Newspaper in New York has featured them many times, receiving a nomination for the 2009 Independent Music Award and Best Latin Jazz Album of the year from the widely popular blog The Latin Jazz Corner.

Recently, they were interviewed on a 3 hour broadcast on WKCR 89.9FM, and featured on Philadelphia's WRTI, Boston's WBGH, and New Jersey's WBGO for a live studio interview and recording in 2010. They performed at The Painted Brian in Philadelphia An Die Musik LIVE and The Litchfield Jazz Festival. They have also been featured in NY jazz clubs like Smalls, Sweet Rhythm, Zinc Bar, Cachaca, and many others. They are currently building a huge following with two regular performances in NYC. Hosting a Latin-Jazz Jam Nuyorican Poets Cafe once a month in the East Village of Manhattan and a weekly "Mambo Jazz" night at the prestigious and world famous B. Smith's Restaurant on 46th st. near Times Square. Coming off their hugely successful 2010 West Coast Tour, they sold out every performance! Selling out places such as Kummbwa and the San Francisco Jazz Festival!

www.curtisbrothersmusic.com

Discography

"Completion Of Proof"
- Curtis Brothers Quartet - Due for release 2011
Truth Revolution Records

"Blood, Spirit, Land, Water, Freedom
- Curtis Brothers Quartet - Released 2009
Truth Revolution Records

"Genesis"
- Insight - released 2007
Truth Revolution Records

Set List

Set list includes songs from previous release "Blood, Spirit, Land, Water, Freedom" and from upcoming release "Completion Of Proof"