Under The Lake

Instrument: Keyboard | Location: Portland

Born: September 18, 1965

”Effervescent, vivacious and all-together engaging” (smoothjazz.com) describes Under The Lake's original sound that “doesn't sit easy in any category, thanks to its heavy doses of funkified bass and occasional soul references” (Don Dilorio, North Jersey Herald and News). Composer, keyboard-player and founder, Jayson Tipp refers to Under The Lake’s sound “jazz, with groove and attitude.”

Over the past 20 years Tipp and crew have released three internationally-distributed albums: “Dive In” (1993), “Up For Air” (1996) which received a four star rating from the All Music Guide, and their Top 50 charting release “People Together”. Under The Lake's list of credits include live performances with a “who's who” list of jazz artists such as Joe Sample, Billy Cobham, Keiko Matsui, Stanley Jordan, and others and appearances at The Maui Music Festival, Newport Beach Jazz Festival and the House of Blues. Under The Lake has received critical praise in publications including JazzTimes, Jazziz, France's Jazz Hot, Canada's Exclaim, Germany's Cascade, as well as The New York Daily News, UTNE Reader, and The Music Paper.

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Creative Energies (1996) by Jonathan Widran – All Music Guide (www.allmusic.com) - “The genre needs all the new creative energies it can muster from ensembles like Under the Lake, which balances its smooth pop ideas with rougher edges bordering on rough fusion.”

The Groove's the Thing – Improvijazzation Nation - “This is a FINE example of the creativity and high-energy playing that today's jazz can be.”

Solid Contemporary Jazz with a bit of Groove and Attitude – Cedar Rapids Gazette (Dick Hogan) - “The snazzy quintet puts out very listenable contemporary jazz with the CD's 13 original tunes

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