Dec 14 2017

New York Times review

30 Years Later, Three Bands From New York’s Downtown Scene Unite for One Night

Near the end of an hourlong set at the Kitchen on Saturday, the Jazz Passengers worked their way into “We’re All Jews,” a playful and pungent original with a bawling melody. Saxophone, trombone and violin all tangled as the bass and vibraphone built a dicey polyrhythm underneath. The tune’s melody almost name-checked the early years of Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time, but really it went past that. It reached back and grabbed onto Coleman’s own reference points: the chirruping bebop of Charlie Parker, Southern soul saxophone, the old Jewish prayer song that he loved.

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Boom! To celebrate the camaraderie they’ve developed over the past 30 years, the Jazz Passengers start their new record by crashing out of the gate with a wallop of horns riding a big splash of rhythm.

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The New Yorker – Goings On About Town, March 23, 2017

WBGO Take Five Nate Chinen Review, March 2017

New York City Jazz Record, March 2017

WNYC Gig Alert posted 3/27/17 – Jazz Passengers at Roulette

The Jazz Passengers: What A Crowd has been selected by the CINE Distinguished Jury as a CINE Golden Eagle Finalist in the category of Advertising, Marketing, and Special Events: Public Service Announcements and Non-Profit Promotion (any length).

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Mar 27 2017

The Jazz Passengers were featured in the New Yorker, ‘goings on about town’ – March 20, 2017