Yellowjackets have recorded a new album featuring vocalist Luciana Souza on seven of the album’s 13 new tracks. Release date is September 14, 2018. We will have preorder information available very soon.
Via Mack Avenue Records:
While the Los Angeles-based Yellowjackets have been a creative force on the jazz scene since 1981 when they recorded their eponymous debut, their fourth Mack Avenue Records album, Raising Our Voice, once again ups the ante with bold new strides by inviting vocalist extraordinaire Luciana Souza to collaborate with the group for seven of its thirteen tunes as well as subtly taking a resistant stand against the status quo of the cultural and political undercurrent of our times.
The Yellowjackets have consistently forged ahead in their evolving artistic statements. The band has recorded close to 30 albums, been nominated for 17 GRAMMY® Awards, and has adventurously amplified the eclectic, electro-acoustic soundscape, creating a unique jazz sound since its fusion beginnings.
Here is a live gig from 2012, featuring the great vocalist Bobby McFerrin with Yellowjackets. Enjoy!
Thanks to all who came out for our fundraiser! Keep an eye on our itinerary for more local gigs.
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!
Here is a recent set by the Jackets from the 2016 Java Jazz Festival.
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.
Visit our Recordings section to view details on the new release, and listen to sound samples of each track.
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!
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.
Debuting at #1 on the Itunes Jazz Chart!
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 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.
Please 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.