Old Soul Quintet
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Old Soul Quintet

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States | SELF

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States | SELF
Band Jazz R&B


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Comprised of five up-and-coming Ann Arbor-Detroit musicians, Old Soul puts a forward thinking twist on the classic jazz quintet format. They seamlessly incorporate contemporary r&b, broken beat, and hip hop grooves that will call you to dance, all while commanding your attention with their skills as talented improvisers.

All students of jazz, trumpeter Ingrid Racine, saxophonist Dan Bennett, bassist Josef Deas, keyboardist Michael Malis, and drummer Quentin Joseph are deeply rooted in the bebop tradition. They find ways, however, of bringing the music into current streams of consciousness by incorporating the popular music of their generation. What distinguishes them from other bands that blend hip hop and jazz is the raw emotion they display and the risks they are willing to take on the bandstand. In a live set, expect a them to paint a canvas of sound using vintage synth bass sounds, wah wah trumpet, angular sax lines, and buttery Rhodes - all punctuated by rhythmic modulations that push and pull.

The members of Old Soul are seasoned veterans on the bandstand; the line-up features former members of NOMO, Urban Transport and Funktelligence. This new project brings together five forces that will be heard in the local and national jazz, funk, and hip hop scenes for many years to come.