"They are the best band to come out of Asheville in a long time." - Dennis Jones, Audio Engineer, WNCW-FM Public Radio, Spindale, NC.
"I love their musical attitude, loose, and going-for-it." - Russ Davis, Program Director, XM Radio, Channel 72, Beyond Jazz.
"Damn. Galactic better watch out!" - Sound board guys at The Orange Peel.
Well, those comments about sum it up! Jazz the Ripper is an exciting young band from Asheville, NC. Since forming in 2007, they have progressed rapidly and their songwriting skills have sharpened. Acknowledging influences from Tower of Power, Galactic and James Brown, their original music is creating a new and unique jazz/funk fusion well beyond their years. Their unique setup of dual saxes allows them to bring a fresh approach to funk that is obviously rooted in jazz. Their funky version of Miles Davis' 'So What' will have your back end swaying to the beat. Interactive and responsive to their audiences, their live performances will amaze you and are guaranteed to get you moving.
...they put on a great show, our crowd was a little low due to re-schedule but they were fantastic!! Thanks for sending them my way. -Mary K