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Greg Chambers / Press

“Sometimes you can really sense when an artist is bound for the mainstream spotlight of this genre. Saxophonist Greg Chambers, no stranger in the music industry (having worked as a freelance musician and private woodwind instructor), in my opinion, is one of those artists. His latest release, After Hours (due on the streets on March 26), is only 7 tracks long, and each and every track is a bonafide, competent, on-the-money groove... This most appealing project and Chambers’ talent and ability to deliver it effectively has forced me to go out on a pretty sturdy limb here with a prediction. In short order, this talented, smooth artist with a true grip on the contemporary jazz groove, will be a firm fixture in this genre and one able to pack venues with excited and enthusiastic jazzers everywhere he plays!"”

“Silky...Vibrant ...Catchy...Thoughtful...Greg Chambers self-titled album delivers fresh jazz-pop (á la Dave Koz or Michael Lington) mixed with lush ballads and sophisticated and sexy jazz-techno. Straddling acoustic and electronic soundscapes, Greg Chambers balances memorable melodic material and creative song construction with invigorating. heartfelt playing. Showing maturity and poise, this album is not to be missed!”

“Back in 2007 I described ‘City Lights’ by sax-man Greg Chambers as an album different enough to get him noticed. It was a rarified blend of the classical with the contemporary and now he is back with another innovative (and this time self titled) offering. In fact Chambers is far from being your regulation smooth jazz musician. With a resume that includes a parallel project with his own jazz quartet and work with the Aspen Festival Orchestra he is well placed to push the musical envelope. Indeed, with six of his own compositions, plus covers of Richard Elliot’s ‘Sweet Dream’ and the Keane hit ‘Try Again’, this is exactly what he has done. His sensitive handling of the stunningly beautiful ‘Try Again’ is really quite special while ‘Ocean View’ (which incidentally is the first single to be serviced to radio) makes an early nod to classical undertones before luxuriating in a rock steady beat that still affords Chambers adequate room to experiment. Elsewhere the para”

“Although listed as a seven track EP, there is a distinct and complete album and working band feel to After Hours. Combine Chambers prolific talents on saxophone along with Paul Brown on guitar, Jonathan Fritzen on piano and synthesizers and some mad mixing skills from Darren Rahn and you wind up with one of the most righteous contemporary instrumental releases from an Independent artist one could find which begs the question - Who will be the major label smart enough to sign this guy? ...”

“The seven-track EP ‘After Hours’ (that will hit the streets on March 26) puts Chambers unequivocally back into smooth jazz territory. Not only that, with stellar input from Jonathan Fritzen, Paul Brown Darren Rahn, Roberto Vally and Ross Bolton, ‘After Hours’ proves to be something of a musical tour de force. Take for example Chambers’ own composition ‘In The Pocket’ that features both Brown on guitar plus Brown’s old sparring partner Roberto Vally on bass. It is very much smooth jazz on the mellow side and when Brown stays around to mix the jazz classic ‘Groovin’ High’ it affords Chambers the opportunity to indulge his penchant for a straight ahead groove. Elsewhere Darren Rahn’s work at the mixing desk makes the most of Greg’s edgy interpretation of the Michael Jackson blockbuster ‘Human Nature’ and he does much the same with one of Chambers’ own tunes, the romantically inclined ‘Your Place Or Mine’, that is right up there with the best that ”