Gemini Soul Gemini Soul

Gemini Soul is famous for their eclectic blend of jazz-funk fusion with an electronic element known as “Cyber Jazz.” With their motto “Jazz For A New Generation,” their sound is reminiscent of Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters movement, the cool bass grooves of Esperanza Spalding and Meshell Ndegeocello, and, at times, the 70s fusion of Miles Davis and Return To Forever.

From the San Francisco bay area, now residing in the Washington, D.C. area, Gemini Soul's founding members Andre Ajamu Akinyele and Jon O'Bergh joined forces to release A Cyber Jazz Holiday (2005). Two years later, Gemini Soul released their second offering Liquid Soul (2007), which featured Andrew Foster on percussion. Due to its success, the world witnessed the band's third release Live : The Liquid Soul Tour (2007), which captured Gemini Soul doing what they did best—performing live. In support of that release, the band launched and headlined their own mini west coast tour with Alex Marks on drums performing in some of the country's most prestigious jazz and club venues. That release has become a favorite among jazz critics, “Gemini Soul's music is a conceptually innovative form of fusion not entirely unlike some of Herbie Hancock's and Miles Davis' material.” –JazzReview. A year later, Gemini Soul released their critically acclaimed fourth album The Nefertiti Xperience (2008), which debuted at #37 on Amazon's “Bestselling Hot New & Future Music Releases” chart and climbed to #15, out-performing a reissued Miles Davis album.

Read more

Tags

Dark Skin Babies: The Movement takes Gemini Soul ambitious jazz journey into more social commentary, musical twists and turns, and new renditions from those musical groundbreakers that touch their musical soul. –Peggy Oliver (The Urban Music Scene, March 2009)

Dark Skin Babies : The Movement contains an endless fusion of rhythmic funk, swing and collective improvisation. –Tory Barnett (Sentimental Sundays Radio Show, WFSK 88.1 FM, Fisk University, March 2009)

Gemini Soul bring the best of the 70s into the 21st century. –Ron Wynn (Nashville City Paper, Spin Factor, February 2009)

EXTREMELY IMPRESSED! You are now my favorite band for 2009

Read more

Albums by Gemini Soul

Album Willona's Boutique by Gemini Soul

Willona's Boutique

Orange River Records
2015

buy
Album Dark Skin Babies : The Movement by Gemini Soul

Dark Skin Babies :...

Pearl Jazz Recording Label
2009

buy
Album The Nefertiti Xperience by Gemini Soul

The Nefertiti...

Pearl Jazz Recording
2008

buy
Album Live : The Liquid Soul Tour by Gemini Soul

Live : The Liquid...

Pearl Jazz Recording
2007

buy
Album Liquid Soul by Gemini Soul

Liquid Soul

Pearl Jazz Recording
2007

buy
Album A Cyber Jazz Holiday by Gemini Soul

A Cyber Jazz Holiday

Pearl Jazz Recording
2005

buy
Ooo Child

Ooo Child

Gemini Soul
Willona's Boutitque

Dark Skin Babies : New Vibe

Dark Skin Babies : New Vibe

Gemini Soul
Dark Skin Babies : The Movement

Radical

Radical

Gemini Soul
The Nefertiti Xperience

Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt

Gemini Soul
Liquid Soul

Watch

Similar Jazz Musicians

Miles Davis Miles Davis
trumpet
Marcus Miller Marcus Miller
bass, electric
Steely Dan Steely Dan
band/orchestra
Hiram Bullock Hiram Bullock
guitar, electric
Erik Truffaz Erik Truffaz
trumpet
Return to Forever Return to Forever
band/orchestra
Lizz Wright Lizz Wright
vocalist
Eric Bolvin Eric Bolvin
trumpet
Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell
vocalist
Phyllis Hyman Phyllis Hyman
vocalist
Patrice Rushen Patrice Rushen
keyboard

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.