Undercover Jazz – Stating the Obvious

Stating the ObviousUndercover Jazz is a contemporary smooth jazz collective featuring Tony Testa (drums), Erik Mowery (keyboards) and Scott Marvill (guitar and bass). In a recent interview they stated that “it’s all about the music and allowing it to follow it’s natural course”. Mixing jazz with soul, funk and fusion, the North Carolina based trio of studio musicians create a unique but ear-friendly sound that is joined by some of the best contemporary jazz musicians of the day.

Although the “band” was born as a studio project, the trio is very comfortable on stage with the help of dynamic contemporary jazz players who are world class session musicians and performers in their own right. Jeff Lorber, Andy Snitzer and Chuck Loeb are supporting this project.

Marvill, a multi-instrumentalist who plays keyboards, guitar and bass, fronts the band on their live performances. Marvill states “there are no self-imposed limits within the band. Our arrangements and performances are impacted by dynamic changes and influences from all styles of jazz. In fact, what we hear most is the enjoyment of these influences we apply in our songs. Our music has been labeled “Smoozion” . Get the EP at CDBaby.

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