Negative Press Project
a seven-piece electro-acoustic jazz/indie-rock–inspired original music collective.
Co-directed by Andrew Lion (Bass) and Ruthie Dineen (Piano/Keys), Negative Press Project (NPP) is the culmination of a partnership between a jazz converted “rock & pop” bass player and classically trained pianist, with extensive jazz and afro-cuban/salsa performance experience. Joining Andrew and Ruthie is cast of young West Coast and East Coast veterans including, Chris Sullivan (Alto), Tony Peebles (Tenor), Rafa Postel (Trumpet), Alex Doty (Guitar), and Jason Lewis (Drums).
Each player is committed to high spirited and mischievous improvisatory statements throughout the twists and turns of NPP’s instrumental arrangements.
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“I was pleased to host the Negative Press Project recently and they delivered an enjoyable show. It was high in adventure and exuberance, with a variety of original charts and a sweet front-linehorn section. They made odd meters sound notso-odd and their writing was never predictable. They give hope for the future of creative music.”
~ Jimmy Pedersen http://avonovamusic.com
“A band with top-notch personnel offering an eclectic and cinematic mix of innovative, thought provoking original material. Keep your ear out for them!”
~ Susan Muscarella
Founder and Executive Director, California Jazz Conservatory