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The Jazz Thieves, through evocative lyrics, soulful improvisation, and wide-ranging originals revitalize jazz by reconnecting it to its roots. They “steal” Duke Ellington’s melodicism, Tom Waits’s grit, Bill Withers’s soulful lyricism, and Thundercat’s modern edge, uniting all it with a jazz imagination.
The Jazz Thieves’s sound has been forged in the grit and hustle of New York City’s jazz and independent music scenes, absorbing their aesthetic and spirit from venues which feature modern pop, old-school soul, eclectic rock and straight ahead jazz. They are led by the bassist/composer/lyricist John Gray, and feature Matt Robbins on vocals and keyboard, Ayumi Ishito on saxophone, and Tim Ford on drums.