The UTOPIAN DREAMS Band is riding the latest worldwide contemporary jazz wave with their nu-groove sensibilities.
This incredible crew of musical artists has been shaped by the San Francisco Bay Area and New York "live jazz" music scene over several decades. They credit their jazz evolution with nods to old school West Coast jazz, early 70’s Bay Area fusion, NY nu-groove and the contemporary jazz explosion. Their music is shaped by deeply orchestrated melodic chops expertly layered over the funk, hip hop, soul and Latin grooves of contemporary jazz. "From Dreams to You" is their debut EP released in June 2013.
GMichael Merrifield - bassist, rhodes piano and executive producer
Patricia Britton - keyboard synthesizers, orchestrations and co-producer
Eddie Baccus Jr. - all saxes and EWI
Tony Darren - guitar (courtesy of Concord Jazz Group)
Craig Alston - Keys/Bass
Maurice Chevalier - piano and arrangements
Mombo Hernandez - percussion
Spyda Wheatley - drums
Utopian Dreams is challenging the impossible odds of creating magical music from a shared vision of the ensemble. You are listening to music from ensemble session recording sessions that document their search for a unique sound...magic! They are currently in the studio, polishing and producing the sound that will grace further original releases. Keep your eyes open and your ears grooving with these rising stars!