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.
In the group’s current iteration, featuring David Evans on tenor sax and John Moak on trombone, the two horn line-up and original compositions are keeping alive the soul jazz sound made famous by The Crusaders and others