The group features a big band horn section, a singer and a rapper who perform upbeat originals and fresh interpretations of everything from jazz standards to recent hits. They’ve toured nationally from New York’s Rockwood Music Hall to San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, and their recordings have received airplay on tastemaking radio stations across the country, including KCRW–Santa Monica and WDCB–Chicago.
The Urban Renewal Project is a Los Angeles-based band that uses instruments of a bygone era to create a signature sound that blurs the boundaries between soul, jazz and hip-hop.
R.W. Enoch, bandleader & tenor saxophone
Alex Nester, vocalist
Elmer Demond, vocalist
Tim Friedlander, electric guitar
Dustin Morgan, bass
Calvin Martin, drums
Brian Clements, soprano saxophone
David Wise, alto saxophone
Matt Ballard, baritone saxophone
Lindsay McMurray, trombone
Robert Todd, trombone
Michael Gutierrez, trumpet
Austin Drake, trumpet