Keefe Marzell and Vintage insist that the music they create have two crucial elements -- a spiritual connection and a high emotional content. On their debut album, DRAWN WINDOWS, they play smooth jazz like it is seldom heard by fusing it with an eclectic mix of various styles including funk, R&B, hip-hop, fusion and gospel.
“The group is called Vintage,” explains Marzell, “because underneath the smooth jazz melodies, all of our music has an old-school funk feel. Everything we do is groove-based �� not just rhythmic, but groovin’. In addition to that, most of the musicians on the album have played with contemporary Christian acts and gospel artists as well as in church, so there is a lot of spirituality in this music. But no matter what our backgrounds are, we all know that to really connect with listeners we have to play with emotion. That’s what makes all the difference.”
For more information on Keefe Marzell and Vintage, go to www.keefemarzell.com Their CD, DRAWN WINDOWS, is distributed by RED/SONY and can be purchased at record stores nationwide or online at various sales sites such as amazon.com and cdbaby.com.
DRAWN WINDOWS is Marzell’s vision. He played drums and keyboards, produced, arranged and engineered the album along with co-writing most of the material. Marzell’s background includes playing drums on tours with such top smooth jazz artists as Bob James, Kirk Whalum and Marion Meadows; R&B act New Birth; and Christian groups such as Edwin Hawkins, Commissioned, Donald Vale, and The Clark Sisters.