Yellowjackets with Bobby McFerrin, 2012

Here is a live gig from 2012, featuring the great vocalist Bobby McFerrin with Yellowjackets. Enjoy!

Thank you!

Thanks to all who came out for our fundraiser!  Keep an eye on our itinerary for more local gigs.

This Month: Yellowjackets LA Fundraiser!

Come on out for Yellowjackets’ only Los Angeles appearance in May!  The Jackets are playing two gigs at The E-Spot Lounge at Vitello’s in Studio City on May 24th, with seatings at 7PM and 9PM.    Get your tickets online at Vitello’s, and we hope to see you there!

Live at the Java Jazz Festival

Here  is a recent set by the Jackets from the 2016 Java Jazz Festival.

New “Cohearance” album release!

Yellowjackets are pleased to announce the release of their latest project, Cohearance, now available at all major retailers and download sites!  Signed copies are now available for purchase. Click here to order!  Remember, any items purchased through the BuzZ Promotions Store on Amazon go directly to the band.

Cohearance

Visit our Recordings section to view details on the new release, and listen to sound samples of each track.

Yellowjackets Online 2016!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly updated Official Yellowjackets Web Site!  We have not only reorganized and updated our looks, we have upgraded our software as well.  Our site is now mobile capable, so, no app is needed to view our site.  Just visit in your mobile browser and enjoy!

Our new forum is also launched and ready to go.  Join us there for discussions with the band and fellow Yellowjackets fans.  Your old login and password still work. We look forward to seeing you there!

Welcome bassist Dane Alderson

Yellowjackets have added Australian bassist Dane Alderson to the lineup. The band is currently touring numerous gigs worldwide. If you could like to catch one of the shows, please visit our Itinerary for the latest information.

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Yellowjackets Release “A Rise in The Road”

Debuting at #1 on the Itunes Jazz Chart!

MAC1073-300[1]Produced by Ferrante, Mintzer and Kennedy, A Rise In The Road stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Yellowjackets’ 21 previous efforts.

“It’s about the challenges that people face in their lives and whatever path they are on: It’s not always smooth sailing, it’s not always a level road,” explains Ferrante, with regards to the project’s meaning. “Certainly, over the 32 years that we’ve been a band, we’ve had things come up, challenges such as musicians that have left the band, business people, relationships that you have built over the years. Things come to an end, and you have to meet the challenge and keep going forward.”

Get your copy of A Rise in The Road from The BuzZ Store on Amazon.

Yellowjackets Release “Timeline”

Yellowjackets celebrate 30 years as one of the premiere jazz groups of our time with the release of “Timeline” on March 15. William Kennedy is back in the drum chair after a 10 year hiatus, and “Timeline” features a guest appearance by Yellowjackets alumni, Robben Ford. Yellowjackets first recorded in 1980 with Robben on guitar.

Timeline200Please visit the BuzZ Store to order your signed copy today! Cd’s are in stock and now shipping. Remember that all proceeds from the sales of CD’s through the Buzz Store go directly to the band members in order to keep this website, and our direct outreach to the fans funded.

Yellowjackets ‘Timeline’ Release March 15. Signed copies now available in the BuzZ Store.

 

Yellowjackets “Timeline” Press Release

In music, time flies, styles unstoppably evolve, and bands come and go. But there are also rare stable, forward-moving forces on the scene, one prime example in jazz being the Yellowjackets. As of 2011, this beloved eclectic, electro-acoustic jazz band that keyboardist Russell Ferrante and bassist Jimmy Haslip built celebrates the ripe young, deep age of 30, a milestone commemorated with another powerful and heartfelt album, fittingly named Timeline.

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