Outta Nowhere

Outta Nowhere

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

Think Fourplay, Spyro Gyra, and The Rippingtons. Now add some Hip Hop, Funk, and Soul. Mix that with the energy of EWF. Now let it simmer for a bit. That’s what Outta Nowhere brings to their style of music. Outta Nowhere’s Smooth Jazz is not just for dinner!


Outta Nowhere is a Contemporary Jazz band comprised of four talented musicians whose background consist of Jazz, R&B, and Funk. This collective calls the Northern California Bay Area home. The groups style is a blend of each member’s unique and vast musical experience to create the groups own brand of “Smooth Jazz” that is upbeat as well as smooth and mellow. Contrary to the name this group has chosen for themselves, these musicians are far from being “Outta Nowhere!”

Outta Nowhere is currently working on their debut CD which will find them doing what they love, creating music that will leave a lasting impression. The group's creative process reflects all of their personalities, laid back, precise, perfectionist and experimental. With their new CD they are looking to bring a new energy to the Smooth Jazz sound. They are creating songs that are able to touch audiences and lift them to another place with their contemporary grooves, and jazzy melodies.

The group has been performing through out Northern California building a following. They have performed a various club venues, corporate events and festivals. Maxwell’s Lounge, County of Alameda World Aids Day, Vallejo Street Festival and Saratoga Summer Jazz series represent a few of the venues Outta Nowhere has entertained crowds of all ages. Each member also has extensive performance experience playing with such notable artist like Tower of Power, Anita Baker, Mark Peterson, Donnell Dantzler, and Club Nuveau to name a few. Outta Nowhere loves performing live and making their songs come to life for the audience.

Each member is very talented and accomplished on their own, which thereby enhances the overall quality, sound and voice of Outta Nowhere. Melvin Jones- Keyboards, Steve Jackson – Guitar, Aaron D. Hearne - Bass, and Michael T. Dennis – Drums make up this Contemporary Jazz Quartet. Not only are they artist, they are writers, producers, and engineers. This group is ready to show with their debut CD and performance that they are far from being “Outta Nowhere!”


Brazilian Love
Song 4 My Girl
Gentle Breeze
Early Spring
Over the Limit
On Three
Something Special
What May Come
Dancing In The Wind
Missing You
Back Spin
Red Rose

Set List

This is a sample of some of the songs we play. We can play as many as four 45 minute sets. We do a mix of original and cover Smooth Jazz and R&B.

Gentle Breeze
That’s the Way Loves Goes
I’ll be Good To You
Back Spin
Friends & Strangers
Dancing In The Wind
Early Spring
Get Up Stand Up
Love Calls
On 3
Knee Deep
Something Special
Song 4 My Girl
Chicago Song
Sweet Thing
Bali Run
Never Too Much
Missing U
Hold You Tight
When Love Calls
A Long Walk
I Wish I Didn’t Miss You
Déjà vu
Ain’t Gone Hurt Nobody
You and I