Soul Jazz Express

Soul Jazz Express

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The Soul Jazz Express is a band steeped in Groove oriented Jazz. Borrowing on the Soul Jazz Sound which is classically Hammond Organ with Drums Guitar and Horns. Its the funky-jazz sound straight up.

Biography

Formed in June 2000 by Craig Pady to achieve the Funky-Jazz sound with
Denis Keldie on Hammond B3 Organ – Bill Murray on guitar, Paul DeLongand/or Charlie Cooley on Drums, and Craig Pady on Tenor Saxophone.
They immediately went on a 35 date tour sponsored by Carlsberg Beer, playing at The Royal York Hotel, Rosewater Supper Club and many other hot venues, including the
Sky Dome Hotel for the Blue Jays Home Opener in Toronto.

After taking refuge into the studio, The Soul Jazz Express is about to release their self-titled Debut album scheduled for the release in the First Quarter of 2005 and are geared for an intense playing schedule before and after.
Denis Keldie – Hammond B3 Organ – Denis has been active in many of types of music over the years, from R & B, Jazz, Pop, Country and everything else in between, both in Toronto and abroad.
As co-founder of A&M recording act “The Extras”, with partner Leon Stevenson, he co-wrote and recorded four critically acclaimed pop albums from 1980 to 1985 and toured extensively during that time.
As a studio musician, playing Hammond organ, piano, all keyboards, accordion, mandolin, guitar and bass, he has over 150 cds and albums to his credit, with artists like Natalie McMaster, Jeff Healey, Prairie Oyster, Rita Coolidge with Ry Cooder, The Boomers, Jesse Cook, Alfie Zappacosta, Lost & Profound, The Linclons, The Extras, King Biscuit Boy, The Stampeders, Etta James, and has performed on television and live appearances with the Rankins, Colin James, Jann Arden, Amy Sky, Marc Jordan , Ashley McIsaac, and many others.
The year 2000 has seen the release of the much acclaimed 2B3 – The Toronto Sessions – cd, and the Tour with the Soul Jazz Express, as well as the release of The Denis Keldie Trio cd with Bill Murray and Paul DeLong.

Bill Murray – Guitar –
Bill has been playing guitar professionally for over 35 years. Having played with the Lincolns, and various other bands- as well as being acclaimed as one of Toronto’s top teachers, he is now with The Denis Keldie Trio and the Soul Jazz Express.

Craig Pady – Tenor Saxophone –
Having played in a variety of bands from African –The Tikisa Band – to Rock – V12 - to funk – the Funky Monks to jazz – the Soul Jazz Express – he has developed his style from listening to jazz his whole life (literally), and has taken his jazz knowledge to the radio-waves as DJ Goldfinger on the ‘What is Hip?’ Radio show, Saturday Nights from 6-8pm.on CIUT 89.5 FM, where he has had the number 1 Jazz program for the past 5 years.

Charlie Cooley’s musical take on drumming has kept this youthful Canadian drummer busy playing with some of the biggest and best names in the business. Sure, he’s capable of blowing chops and knocking off odd-times with ease. But in the real world it’s musicianship and taste that get the gigs. With a long list of credits including chart-topper Amanda Marshall, latin-fusioneers Manteca, Canadian country kings Prairie Oyster, British blues pioneer Long John Baldry, and solo star Jimmy Rankin, Charlie has proven time and again that making music on the drums is what matters most. One minute funky like Little Feat, the next soulful like James Brown. Or maybe it’s a matter of playing a straight-up pop groove; Charlie does it all. And he does it really well. You’ve probably heard Charlie Cooley. If you haven’t, maybe you should. Because when it comes to tasty drumming with feel and the ability to rock out with excitement, Charlie rules.

Paul DeLong
Best known for his multi-platinum success with rock artist
Kim Mitchell, Paul has forged a career which also touches on
Funk, fusion, jazz and Latin, working with such diverse artists as Tom
Scott, David Blamires, Brian Hughes, Lawrence Gowan, Carlos Del Junco, Carol
Welsman, Bill King, Paul Tobey and Dave Restivo, to name a few. He has
performed at
P.I.T. and the N.A.M.M. show in L.A. ,and at the Montreal Drumfest,
And is one of SABIAN cymbals most popular and effective clinicians. Always
active on the studio scene, Paul has recorded numerous jingles and
worked on TV shows such as Degrassi Junior High, Top Cops,
Counterstrike, and E.N.G. In the last few years he has also entered
The field of musical theatre, touring across Canada and the U.S. with
productions of The Who's Tommy, Joseph, and Rent. He is currently the
first sub on the Toronto production of The Lion King and his fusion band
"The Code has just released their second CD "Figli di Baia".

As Dj Goldfinger/Craig Pady, with his Jazz Program on www.ciut.fm has a vast network of allies from which to promote through.

Craig is also an Audio Producer in THE HIVE for Film & Television having produced the music for Star Daily! a Chum Television show. 2 Television Series for Discovery Channel and Proper Television: Aliens and Buidling the Biggest.

For bookings and all other contact information, contact Craig Pady/DjGoldfinger at craig.pady@gmail.com or 416-876-1466.

Discography

We have just released our Debut CD self titled

SOUL JAZZ EXPRESS which is currently receiving airplay and is on rotation at CKLN 88.1
CIUT 89.5FM and JazzFM91

Set List

We have a varied set list depending on the gig.
We have 2 vocalists in the band allowing us to expand the funky sound into funky songs.

Our sets are roughly an hour long and we can do 2 or 3.