Our new CD is "A solid collection of revivalist funk and swing ... influences rooted in '70s fusion, and the various contemporary pop styles that surrounded it," Relix magazine says. "A capable excursion through one of the more playful eras of America's cultural history."
The Acme Jazz Garage CD is NOW PLAYING on jazz radio stations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Texas and California. Request your local jazz station to play Acme.
Jazz, blues, funk, fusion and New Orleans R&B meet in the combustible sound of Acme Jazz Garage, featuring guitarist Matt Swenson, pianist/keyboardist Bryan Lewis, bassist Philip Booth and drummer Tim Diehl.
The Florida-based band has played its eclectic, groove-driven music for receptive audiences at the Gasparilla Music Festival, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, WMNF Tropical Heatwave, Child of the Sun Jazz Festival, Skipper's Smokehouse, and many other festivals and venues.
Acme Jazz Garage, the band's first full-length recording of original music, has Acme joined by special guests including conga master Gumbi Ortiz, jazz singer Whitney James, NYC saxophonist Jeremy Powell and veteran musicians Rick Runion and Austin Vickrey on saxophones, trumpeter Ron Wilder, and vibraphonist Sam Koppelman.
The CD, recorded at the Springs Theatre Studio in Tampa's historic Seminole Heights district and mastered by Ruairi O'Flaherty in L.A., is available on the Solar Grooves label through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and other outlets.