Having met and formed their group while students at Cleveland Heights High School, the Cleveland Jazz Project lays out adventurous modern jazz with a sublimity and power all its own. The Cleveland Jazz Project is:
A rising star on the Cleveland jazz scene, Nathan Davis has studied under various Cleveland saxophone masters, and has performed with many jazz greats such as Jack Shantz, Joe Lovano, and Maureen McGovern. He currently is a jazz studies major on scholarship at the University of Akron where he studies with Jack Shantz and Rich Shanklin.
Jacob Bergson began his study of the piano with Linda Miller at the age of six. Throughout high school he was the recipient of many musical awards, including the Music in the Parks National Music Competition Outstanding Soloist Award. Jacob has studied with Greg Slawson and Dan Wall in Cleveland, with Phil DeGreg and Jim Connerley at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, and with Jacob Sacks, Dan Weiss, Reggie Workman, and Billy Harper at The New School in New York City. He has performed with Cleveland legends such as Paul Ferguson and Bobby Selvaggio, as well as international artists such as Bob Mintzer. Jacob currently studies on scholarship at the New School.
... whether it's in the smoky, slippery interplay of an after-hours cut like 'I Live in the Milky Way,' or in the soothing, contemplative piano phrasing of 'Dance,' the foursome definitely have chemistry and compositional chops. -- CoolCleveland.com