The Urban Renewal Project

The Urban Renewal Project

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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Not your granddaddy's big band.

Biography

The Urban Renewal Project is a 12-piece big band out of Los Angeles that blends the boundaries of traditional genres into a danceable funky mix of styles from pop & rock to jazz & reggae.

The band features the talents of numerous vocalists, including jazz singer Aubrey Logan and virtuoso free-style artist Elmer Demond. They've played around California since 2010 at venues including L.A.'s House of Blues, the Baked Potato, and Savanna Jazz in San Francisco.

The Urban Renewal Project released its first full-length album Go Big or Go Home in 2012. The album features 7 originals by bandleader R.W. Enoch with rap lyrics from Elmer Demond, as well as "Where Is My Mind?" by Pixies and "Feel Good, Inc." by Gorillaz. The recording was met with critical praise from publications including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and All About Jazz, and can be found everywhere online!

Discography

2013 - "My Own Way" Single
2012 - "Go Big or Go Home" LP
2011 - "Stop Me" EP