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Moonchild

Aug 12, Saturday - 11:55pm
Jazz Beyond After Dark

Fusing candid soul and new-school jazz, LA-based trio Moonchild create dreamlike, ethereal compositions that hearken back to the spirit of key influences D’Angelo, Hiatus Kaiyote and J. Most.

Following two years after their widely-praised album Please Rewind, their latest, Voyager marks a new level of maturity in the band’s sound. Building on their trademark sound, the band brought in a harpist and string players to their usual line-up, enriching standout motifs; these range from the importance of making time for loved ones, to the feeling of waking up in the middle of the night and missing someone, to the deep bonds shared between mother and child.

Since cementing themselves into the vibrant LA soul scene, Moonchild have released two albums and collaborated or toured with highly-respected names in the soul-jazz crowd, including Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, India.Arie, Leela James, The Internet (Odd Future’s Syd tha Kyd & Matt Martians) and more. Along the way, Moonchild have accumulated a host of iconic supporters from Robert Glasper and Laura Mvula to James Poyser, Jazzy Jeff, Jose James, 9th Wonder and Tyler, The Creator, who have all shown love for the band.

This performance is part of our “Jazz Beyond After Dark” series, a creative collaboration between San Jose Jazz and boutique local presenter Universal Grammar. This nomadic programming can be found on various stages throughout the Fest. More Jazz Beyond performances 

Following two years after their widely-praised album Please Rewind, their latest, Voyager marks a new level of maturity in the band’s sound. Building on their trademark sound, the band brought in a harpist and string players to their usual line-up, enriching standout motifs; these range from the importance of making time for loved ones, to the feeling of waking up in the middle of the night and missing someone, to the deep bonds shared between mother and child.

Since cementing themselves into the vibrant LA soul scene, Moonchild have released two albums and collaborated or toured with highly-respected names in the soul-jazz crowd, including Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, India.Arie, Leela James, The Internet (Odd Future’s Syd tha Kyd & Matt Martians) and more. Along the way, Moonchild have accumulated a host of iconic supporters from Robert Glasper and Laura Mvula to James Poyser, Jazzy Jeff, Jose James, 9th Wonder and Tyler, The Creator, who have all shown love for the band.

This performance is part of our “Jazz Beyond After Dark” series, a creative collaboration between San Jose Jazz and boutique local presenter Universal Grammar. This nomadic programming can be found on various stages throughout the Fest. More Jazz Beyond performances 


Personnel

Amber Navran, vocals
Max Bryk
Andris Mattson

More Info

This will be a standing set, with limited available seating.

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