Berklee BeanTown Jazz FestivalBill Banfield’s the Jazz Urbane with Special Guest Grace Kelly
Bill Banfield's the Jazz Urbane is a contemporary jazz recording/performing collective that embraces and is infused with great R&B songwriting, grooves, and style. It is a collaborative collective of artists, and plays a music that crosses several bridges. This is music that has grown from urban places and thrives because of creative musicians who are tapped into the people, and into progressive music that is urbane, hip, and noncategorical. The band released its 2014 recording debut, produced by the legendary George Duke, to rave reviews. In addition to Banfield on guitar, the band's members include Annette Philip (vocals), Carlos Averhoff (woodwinds), Charles Burchell (drums), Lenny Stallworth (bass), and Jonathan Singleton (keyboards). Special guest artist Grace Kelly will perform with the band.