The Neo-Soul ensemble is an instrumental group interested in developing what is slowly becoming a definitive modern global improvisational genre. With a balance of groove, jazz influenced harmony, improvisation, and DJ-minded live drumming, this music is investigating how a contemporary Jazz Fusion will sound. In the spirit that birthed the use of popular songs of the day to create the body of work known as Jazz standards, this group is filtering how modern dance music has turned to DJs and electronic music production techniques, infusing Hip-Hop, R&B, and Jazz into something new and beautiful.
The following music is provided to help potential students understand the breadth of this genre:
NEO-SOUL ENSEMBLE AUDITION INFO:
Please learn the following track (by ear if possible):
For any questions regarding the Neo-Soul Ensemble audition process, please contact: Jeff.Bailey@mcnallysmith.edu