Archive for October 17th, 2012

Smooth Operation – Ah Yeah

Imagine blending the sounds of funk, jazz and Chicago Step so seamlessly it defies category. Now, shrink that idea into a seven-piece band, add 50 plus years of Detroit jazz-funk tradition, and you get the hip sound known as Smooth Operation. The diverse crew of multi-instrumentalists based out of Flint, MI is comprised of Steve Banks on drums, Brett Cimbalik on guitar, Patrick Nakamura on keys, Raphael Banks on bass, Bernard Jackson on vocals, and Herb McGowan on guitar.

The band has cut their teeth in the Flint and Detroit jazz circuit over the past 5 years and has finally put themselves on the global map with an album relflective of their unique sound.
The new Smooth Operation album, Ah Yeah, is now available on: iTunes, Google Play, eMusic, Rhapsody. The album will be officially released at the full band show on Nov. 17th 2012, at: Chip’s Supper Club – Burton, MI. For ticket information, contact Steve at 810-240-1581.

For more information visit the band’s website.