The Wayne Escoffery Quartet
Wayne Ecoffery's quartet of pianist David kikoski, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Ralph Peterson finds him in the company of musicians who are undisputedly among the best in the world on their respective instruments, both technically and creatively. The band debuted in April of 2014 with a performance and live recording made at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City. In February of 2015 the band celebrated the release of that recording "Wayne Escoffery Live at Smalls" with a week long engagement at the world famous Village Vanguard Jazz Club and since has been touring the globe performing for consistently sold out houses world wide.
Black Art Jazz Collective
BAJC debuted in 2013 at Jazz at Lincoln Center and is dedicated to celebrating African American cultural and political icons, as well as preserving the historical significance of African Americans in Jazz. The band's debut recording received 4.5 stars in the October, 2016 issue if Downbeat Magazine and they are currently touring the US and Europe in support of that recording.