This group of extremely talented young black musicians from South Central Los Angeles has devoted their lives to playing traditional jazz music. Pianist Cameron Graves has been playing for 16 years, and has performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival; with the Amistad Choir; with jazz legends such as Erie Andrews; with film composer Danny Elfman, along with many other great musicians. Bassist Stephen Brunner has been playing for nine years, has performed in the Playboy Jazz Festival twice; with Wayne Shorter, Diane Reeves, Terry Lyne Carrington, Patrice Rushen, and others. Saxophonist Kamasi Washington has been playing for nine years and has performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival; with the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion; with Gerald Wilson, Wayne Shorter, Diane Reeves, N’dugu Chancler, and many others. He was the winner of the John Coltrane competition at the age of seventeen when the competition was meant for eighteen- through-forty-year-olds. Drummer Ronald Bruner has been playing for sixteen years. He has performed with Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Diane Reeves, and many others. ~Editorial Review | Amazon
Original Release Date: February 1, 2007
Listen, embrace, and enjoy the “YOUNG JAZZ GIANTS” self-titled album.