We’re excited to announce that today principal photography starts on the next episode of SoundandSEA.TV. It’s called #ImprovJam and it’s a musical convergence of jazz, rock & roll, and rap. Basically, a trio of Seattle’s finest jazz musicians will do an improvised jam session with one of the hottest rock guitarists in the Emerald City, all while a local hip hop rapper freestyles commentary. Here are the players.
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra: These cats are the real deal. Artistic directors and co-founders Michael Brockman (sax) and Clarence Acox (drums) are coming out with their boy Phil Sparks (stand up bass) to help participate in this epic event.
Ayron Jones of AJ and the Way: Ayron and his band have been blowing up in the Seattle music scene. His blend of rock and blues with just a dash of hip-hop has attracted the likes of Seattle’s own Six-Mix-A-Lot (who produced his last album). They recently completed a successful Kickstarter and finished a national tour.
Turtle T: Our freestyler will be Turtle T. Known for his poetic rhyming style and balance of sophisticated humor, Seattle native MC, Turtle T (aka Zac Millan), brings an authentic sound that’s as relatable as it is profound. He has performed alongside the likes of Macklemore, The Physics, Thee Satisfaction, Grynch, Theoretics.
RA Scion: RA has a lyrical style and sense that is quick, poignant and profound. He and his partner Vox Mod have reached such a level of acclaim in the Seattle area, that they’ve been invited to perform at this year’s Bumbershoot Festival (alongside such other notable performers as Wu Tang Clang, Elvis Costello, Bootsy Collins, the Replacements, and more). RA will feature in a special opening segment of the film. If this were an episode of “Twilight Zone,” RA will be our Rod Serling,.
This is going to be an amazing and inspirational film. We’ll have some great behind the scenes photos and documentaries on the musicians as well. So stay tuned!
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