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E.S.P. Jazz / About This Artist

Artist Details and Stats:

Hometown: Baldwinsville, NY

Label: Spider Records http://www.spiderrecords.org

Website: www.espjazz.com

Sounds Like: Yellowjackets, Johnathan Kreisberg, Spyrogyra, Pat Metheny

Genre: Jazz

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Biography:

E.S.P. is a high energy, contemporary jazz group featuring original music. Their recordings are part jazz, part funk and part world music.

Biography
E.S.P. is a tasteful, award winning modern jazz group, featuring guitarist John Magnate, bassist Matthew Vacanti and drummer Bill D’agostino. Their last two recordings reached #3 on the jazz charts and were featured in JAZZIZ magazine. In 2010 “Time’s Up!” won a SAMMY award for best jazz recording of the year.
In 2011“Reach” was produced by grammy award winning bassist Jimmy Haslip from The Yellowjackets and featured three tracks from legendary keyboardist Jeff Lorber.

E.S.P. has opened for many big names in jazz like Chris Boti, The Rippingtons, and Spirogyra to name a few. Also, the members of E.S.P. have backed jazz greats like New York Voices, Joey DeFrancisco, and Martha Reeves.

“Clearly inspired by the tradition of true jazz improvisation, yet “Time’s Up!” glistens with a modern sound.”
-Jazziz Magazine

"These guys are the real deal!"
- Frank Malfitano producer, Syracuse Jazz Fest, Detroit Jazz Fest

“[E.S.P.] created a CD that's rewarding to listen to...you will enjoy the music on this album! Bravo."
- Peter Erskine

“Time’s Up is a fine piece of work that both contemporary fans and jazz purists can easily enjoy.”
-Ron Jackson, SMOOTH JAZZ VIBES.com

“This set swings and grooves in such a wonderful way that it’s hard to resist it throughout. Well worth checking it out.”
-Chris Spector - Midwest Record - www.midwestrecord.com

5 STARS "Time's Up!" is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
-Christopher Lewellyn Adams CASHBOX MAGAZINE

Press:

““ESP is talented and versatile. They mixed standards and originals to fill the square with very cool jazz.” “One of the top 10 Best CDs from Central NY””
Mark Bialczak - The Post Standard

“ESP is a group of extremely talented and competent musicians who quite obviously take their jazz seriously —as equally straight-ahead as it is contemporary. Time’s Up is a fine piece of work that both contemporary fans and jazz purists can easily enjoy.”
Ron Jackson - Smooth Jazz Vibes

"Without hesitation, ESP is the Best Contemporary Jazz Group to emerge from Upstate New York since Spyro Gyra exploded on the National scene three decades ago. These guys are the real deal!" - Frank Malfitano founder & producer, Syracuse Jazz Fest past producer, Detroit International Jazz Festival
Frank Malfitano - Syracuse Jazz Fest

““Clearly inspired by the tradition of true jazz improvisation, yet “Time’s Up!” glistens with a modern sound.””
Jazziz Magazine

“5 STARS! "Time's Up!" is nothing short of awe-inspiring.The time has come to stop looking for the next big thing, and toss e.s.p.'s "Time's Up!" into your stereo. You'll thank me later.”
-Christopher Llewellyn Adams - Cashbox Magazine

““Time’s Up is a fine piece of work that both contemporary fans and jazz purists can easily enjoy.” ”
Ron Jackson - Smooth Jazz Vibes

““This set swings and grooves in such a wonderful way that it’s hard to resist it throughout. Well worth checking it out.” ”
-Chris Spector - Midwest Record

“ESP is excellent, where have these guys been hiding? They deserve all the exposure they can get! ”
- Peter Kuller - Radio Adelaide - Australia

““Karl and his musical colleagues Brian Scherer, John Magnante, Matthew Vacanti and Barry Blumenthal have created a CD that's rewarding to listen to. Whether this is an introduction to their music or a souvenir from a "live" gig, you will enjoy the music on this album! Bravo, Karl and company." ”
famous drummer - - Peter Erskine