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This is from our show with Jaleel Shaw back in February, although Jaleel did not play on this tune. This is a Kenny Garrett composition. We posted part of this first half earlier. Enjoy!
Diverse had a great time in Jefferson City! Thanks to everyone who showed up!
I did an interview with David Basse on Kansas Public Radio a couple of weeks ago. You can listen to it on the KPR website here: http://www.kansaspublicradio.org/jazz.php?action=listen
I also did an interview with Jason Miller on KVLU from Beaumont, Texas which can be heard by clicking here.
This is Ryan Lee’s solo on Jaleel’s “Optimism” from our show at the Blue Room in February.
Diverse will be going to Jefferson City to play the Capitol Jazz Fest today and tommorrow. Come on out to the Memorial Park Pavilion and check us out! We hit at around 5:45 today and 6 tomorrow.
Enjoy Jaleel’s AMAZING solo on Ben’s tune!
Enjoy! The second half will be up in a couple of days…
*The previous video featuring Bobby Watson on the tune “Diverse” should now work if it wasn’t working for you before.*
Ryan Lee recently participated in the “12 O’Clock Jump”, which is a radio broadcast from the Mutual Musicians Foundation every Saturday night (Sunday morning). In this particular show, they payed tribute to Elvin Jones with Kansas City drummer Mike Warren. The show is a little cheesy, but its fun to hear Ryan and Mike go at it in the “Cutting” Contest. Check it out here (Mac users should use iTunes and not Quick Time).
*The site should look fine in Firefox now, thanks to Justin.*
The We Always Swing Series has a page about our show at Murry’s in Columbia on November 1st. Check it out here and also check out the rest of the shows they have this year. It’s a great season!
Tonight, two of the members of Diverse (John and Ben) will be performing at Jardines in KC with Mike Moreno, a great guitarist from NYC. This will be the third time they have performed with him, and certainly not the last– they already have a couple more shows in the area book a few months from now.
*Also, apologies to all Firefox users. The site looks wrong in that browser and we are working on getting it fixed.*
Our press kit is now available on the site by clicking the link on the upper right part of the page.
We just heard from Origin Records that we are #49 on the JazzWeek Chart! Many thanks again to all the DJs who are spinning our CD!!
Diverse will be performing in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 22nd at Catalina Bar and Grill at 8 PM!! This is the top jazz club in LA, and is located in Hollywood. If you know someone in LA, please them know about this show! We’re trying to get the word out there to the best of our ability.
We are also pleased to announce that we will be doing a show in Kansas City at Jardine’s featuring the great alto saxophonist Logan Richardson on Monday, December 14th from 6-10 PM. Logan is really pushing music forward in the jazz tradition with his own unique sound and concept. He is originally from right here in Kansas City, and currently resides in New York City where is becoming very well known and succesful. The Jardine’s show will consist of a mix of our music and Logan’s. Logan will be playing at the Blue Room the Friday and Saturday right before our show, so be sure to check out his band!
From our show in February of 2009 wth Jaleel Shaw.
Also, check out our review at Plastic Sax.