The Mix Up Mix Up band lights up the connection between roots-reggae and soul-jazz.
The group presents original compositions and creative re-workings of pop, jazz and reggae anthems by Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Marvin Gaye, George Gershwin, Chopin and more. The pure joy communicated between band members combined with their love of and deep experience with these styles results in a unique stylistic mash-up that immediately delights audiences of all ages. Imagine the creative interplay between musicians along with soul-jazz improvisation embedded in the intoxicating riddims of Jamaican reggae with the subtle integration of electronic textures in an acoustic jazz setting! It is indeed a groundbreaking format, sophisticated and soulful, with both instrumental and vocal repertoire, that gives nourishment to the mind, body and soul. Listen, dance to and feel the positive vibrations of the Mix Up Mix Up!
Saturday, November 2, 2019 HOUSE CONCERT at Syd N Rosa's in San Fran. Email Matt to get the info that will get you in.
7/5/19: Piedmont Piano Co, Oakland, CA
7/16/18: The Wellfleet Preservation Hall, on the outer Cape Cod.
4/7/17: concert and clinic at Vermont Academy
2/16/17: at Edna Manley School for Performing Arts, Kingston, JA
8/25/16: for the Block Island Summer Concert series
8/26/16: at the WELLFLEET PRESERVATION HALL
7/1/16: at Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland, CA
7/2/16: at the Big Easy in Petaluma, CA
7/3/16: at the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival, San Francisco
11/4/16: at 3S ArtSpace, TAKIN' IT HIGHER, concert-dance-fundraiser
A medley including Harry Belafonte's "Jamaica Farewell", Bill Withers'
"Ain't No Sunshine," Matt's arrangement of the Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm"
(I Got Riddim), Marley's "Stir it Up" and an original named "Wikked Likkle." Enjoy!
Stan Strickland, Sean Skeete, MJ, Wes Wirth
MIX UP MIX UP San Francisco band at the 2016 Fillmore Street Jazz Festival:
Tommy Occhiuto, (MJ), Adam Thies, Josh Jones, Ryan Newman, Will Bernard