Jazze Belle, Harlem-Based Soul-Funk-Hiphop Group
Jazze Belle is a Harlem-based group headed by producer/instrumentalist Jett Carter and singer/songwriter Taylor Simone. With influences ranging from Flying Lotus to Jill Scott, and of course, Outkast, the two share a sound influenced by jazzy vocals, honest lyrics, and edgy hip-hop production. In the words of music publication No Smoking Media, their work is "a cool sort of future-funk/neo-soul/I’m-sick-of-making-up-genres category that is all of them and none of them at once." All of their influences can be heard in their first releases Jagged Edge,SCW, and Lantern. They released their debut project Go To Bed Standing Up on February 25.Also performing: Braxton Cook is one of this generation’s emerging voices on the alto saxophone. He is also a talented vocalist and songwriter whose sound blends soul, R&B, and jazz. A graduate of Juilliard, Cook has toured with Grammy Award–nominated trumpeter Christian Scott, The New Century Jazz Quintet, and Tomohiro Miro Quartet, among others. His 2014 EP Sketch and 2015 album Braxton Cook Meets Butcher Brown brought him to festivals and venues across the country, and his newly formed band The N.E.W. will be touring nationally this year to support the release of his upcoming album, Somewhere in Between.
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