Higher Vibe was created by Dominic Missana in May 2010. Dom, Matt, Mike, and David are all graduating from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music this May with degrees in Jazz Performance. When it all began, Higher Vibe had the honor and privilege to perform with Jerry Livingston on Bass (Rick James' Bassist). Jerry later introduced the band to Rishon Odel Northington, who now plays with the group. Higher Vibe has performed at many venues across Western New York such as D.G.G.B.'s, The Waterstreet Landing, The Bend, Canvas, Allen St. Hardware, The Shadow Lounge, and The Tralf. They have also played several festivals across Western NY including The Ellicottville Jazz Festival, The Allen and Elmwood Art Festivals, and The Buffalo and Niagara Italian Festivals. Higher Vibe released their first record on August 20th, 2011 entitled "105 Merrimac" which can soon be found on Itunes, Rhapsody, and Amazon.