We are excited to be playing at the Bar Next Door on February 20th. We'll be playing two sets: 8:30 - 9:45 and 10:30 - 11:45. We are also in the process of planning a Northeast tour in late February through early March. Stay tuned for upcoming details!
We are incredibly excited to be making our Washington D.C. debut at the Kennedy Center! Hope to see you there!
Friday, September 15 at 6pm.
This is a free, all ages event. Live stream will be available day of here: www.kennedy-center.org/video/upcoming
This performance is featured as a part of the Kennedy Center's free daily performance series on its Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer:www.kennedy-center.org/video/upcoming
We regret that as the theater reaches capacity, seats cannot be saved for patrons who have not arrived or who are not next in line. No free parking is provided for this event.
It's been a summer on the road! We're in Seattle right now wrapping up a fantastic three-week run across the West Coast. Four states, 19 shows, 4,000 miles in the car. A huge thanks to some amazing audiences, venues and presenters! As always we're overwhelmed by the support. Can't wait to make it back next year!
We also had a great week in the Midwest in June, in Chicago, Milwaukee, Kenosha and Eau Claire. We'll see you again soon too!
Stay tuned for some exciting news this fall!
Another review! This time from Gapplegate Music!
"If you have a similar background to me, the first thing that hits you in listening to the trio Sound Underground and their album Quiet Spaces is their apparent rootedness in the classic later-'50s Jimmy Giuffre with Jim Hall and Bob Brookmeyer. There is a chamber jazz approach in common. The instrumentation of Jonah Udall on electric guitar, David Leon on alto sax, and Alec Aldred on trumpet involves a similar openness of execution, with Jonah pivoting between chordal work and a third voice. The compositions (by all three trio members) have a kind of genetic relation to the Giuffre classical-folk-jazz nexus. They are notable for their structural bent and memorability. And the improvising schemas are well thought out like the Giuffre three-some's were. But foremost in this is despite the genetic relationship the music does not really sound at all like Giuffre's did in those days. That's because it is so many years later and also because all three follow their own muses. Put all that together and you have something very nice indeed. Check this out!"
Our best wishes to all of you for 2017. We had a fantastic year, performing dozens of shows in 7 states on both coasts, meeting wonderful audiences and collaborating with great musicians - not to mention releasing our second album “Quiet Spaces” in New York in September.
Much more in store for 2017, stay tuned!
We are thrilled to announce that we'll be heading back to Bulgaria in just three weeks for the Haskovo Jazz Fest! In addition we'll be touring across the country visiting many of the beautiful places we saw last year. We hope to see some friends!
We're about to head out west for the second time! Four states, 20 shows, 4,000 miles. Can't wait to meet new audiences and old friends!
We are very excited to annouce the release of our next record! Quiet Spaces will arrive to online distributors on September 15th. Pre-order will be available soon! We’ve been digging into this music for almost a year now and it has evolved and developed into something we can’t wait to share with the world. Stay tuned!
We are honored to have been awarded Best Small Jazz Ensemble in the 2015 Downbeat Student Music Awards! Check out this month’s issue of the magazine for the full award listings. We’re very excited to be recognized alongside many talented friends.
The Timucua White House in Orlando is legendary, mostly for it’s eclectic programming that brings a broad swath of international luminaries across genres, and even mediums, to central Florida. We found out at our set last weekend that the venue itself, and the superhuman visionary behind it, are just as worthy of its fame. Benoit Glazer has built one of the most stunning acoustic performance spaces we’ve ever heard – in his house. And not to speak of the community that he’s built around it, truly a unique experience. He shot an HD DVD of the set you can get a sample of below.
"Sound Underground's debut album demonstrates maturity... virtuosity... daring and innovation."
A spanish-language review of our debut album appeared in the Miami newspaper El Nuevo Herald this morning. Click here to read the article!
We just returned from a fantastic tour of northern California. In only 12 days, we played 12 shows, presented 2 clinics at local schools, and drove over 1000 miles in between. We performed in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Sacramento, Mokelumne Hill, Santa Rosa, and Reno. Along the way, we were fortunate enough to see and play with some old friends and make many new ones. We had a great time on tour and are looking forward to returning soon!
We're very excited to be heading to the West Coast for the first time next month! Looking forward to making new friends!