Jerseyband

Jerseyband

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Jerseyband plays Lungcore - A new genre that infuses a horn-driven band with heavy metal values.

Biography

Jerseyband plays Lungcore - A new genre that infuses a horn-driven band with heavy metal values.

Jerseyband's sound centers around its core group of four horns; baritone saxophone, two tenor saxophones, and a trumpet. Backed by electric guitar, bass guitar, and drums, they have found a unique style of playing and writing that pulls inspiration from the genres of Metal and Jazz. Many of their compositions feature the horns orchestrated in ways which attempt to imitate the sound of gigantic guitars playing intricate power riffs.

Jerseyband formed in the summer of 1999 by a group of friends who met while enrolled at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Their first performances were in and around Cape May, New Jersey and thus their working name, JERSEYBAND. Through the following fall, winter, and spring they performed at the local coffee shop adjacent to Eastman and birthed their first CD titled, "Tragedi In The Mangky". Following the graduation of some of its members in 2000, Jerseyband became the artist-in-residency for the 2001-02 academic year at Keuka College in Keuka Park, NY. Located on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Keuka College was an ideal setting for Jerseyband to further develop their sound, repertoire, and discography. Jerseyband's one year residency saw the creation of their 2nd and 3rd albums, "Christmasband" and "JAKE" respectively. "Christmasband" features traditional Christmas carols arranged in a non-conventional manner and "JAKE" a fourteen minute four movement suite written by Jerseyband musician, Ed RosenBerg III. After completing their residency in the spring of 2002 Jerseyband continued to do shows throughout the northeast and mid-west which included the University of Michigan's Jazz Festival, Princeton University, Tonic in NYC, the Mason City, Iowa Band Festival, SUNY Fredonia music festival, etc. In the summer of 2003 Jerseyband release a 15 minute EP titled, "Little Bag of Feet For Shoes" which featured music as diverse as Ska, Hardcore, Bluegrass, Jazz, and Rock. Last summer Jerseyband was invited by John Zorn to perform at his three day "Full Force Music Festival" held at the Tonic music room in New York City. This festival was designed to feature bands led and performed by composers who write elaborate and energetic music. This April, Jerseyband is proud to be releasing their fifth album on CD titled, "Jerseyband Live: Lung Punch Fantasy" which was recorded at a live performance on September 14, 2006 at the student union center at SUNY Purchase.

Discography

"Jerseyband Live: Lung Punch Fantasy" (2007)

"Little Bag of Feet For Shoes" (2003)

"JAKE" (2002)

"Christmasband" (2001)

"Tragedi in the Mangky" (1999)

All Jerseyband albums have been released on Rangletorian Records.

Set List

Jerseyband sets typically run in length somewhere between 40 minutes to 70 minutes. They prefer to play one set a night. A set can have seven to twelve songs.