Berklee BeanTown Jazz FestivalMatt Jenson and the Liquid Revolution
Matt Jenson and the Liquid Revolution is a powerful seven-piece band built on a foundation of rock-solid reggae groove with tight vocal harmonies and inspired blues-rock soloing. Joining reggae’s long mission of revolutionary consciousness-raising, the Liquid Revolution expresses the cry of alternative global thinking in this era of climate change and extreme economic injustice. Not only do Jenson's poetically insightful songs strike at the heart of these issues, but his tunes about joyful expressions of love, spirituality, and the lessons to be learned from simple stories of everyday life all offer a vision of a bright future.
Jenson is a multigenre keyboardist, singer, arranger, composer, and gifted educator who is currently on the piano faculty at Berklee College of Music, where, among his other teaching duties, he is well-known for his smash-hit class The Music and Life of Bob Marley.
This year saw the release of the group’s groundbreaking debut album, Dragonfly Taxi, and Jenson is very pleased to have the absolutely killer rhythm section players who recorded the album performing: Sean Skeete (assistant chair of the ensemble department) on drums and Winston Maccow (associate professor at Berklee) on bass. Also appearing will be Angel Gittens on backing vocals.