2011 BeanTown Jazz FestivalThe Jazz Urbane featuring Joey Blake, directed by Bill Banfield, with special guest Grace Kelly
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Award-winning guitarist and composer Banfield—a Berklee professor and director of the college's Africana Studies program—performs contemporary jazz with his band.
Jazz Urbane is a contemporary music movement that infuses jazz with great R&B songwriting, melodies, grooves, and style. It's not really a "new movement," but a new configuration of a mindset: mature, sophisticated, and creative artistry that provides a groove anyone can feel.