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Sound Underground is a compact trio with an expansive imagination. Saxophonist David Leon, trumpeter Alec Aldred, and guitarist Jonah Udall draw on a broad array of influences from Cool Jazz to Americana, to Bulgarian folklore and the avant-garde to distil a unique and deeply personal voice. Hailed by AllAboutJazz.com as a fresh sound… uncluttered and open… capable of grabbing a listener's attention and holding it indefinitely, Sound Underground steers through inventive textures far beyond the limits of their unconventional chamber instrumentation. At once serious and whimsical, thought-provoking and smile-inducing, the trio spins colorful stories that ring immediately true.
Sound Underground released its self-titled debut in 2014 with a tour of Eastern Europe, performing at major international jazz festivals in Bulgaria and Serbia. Now based in Miami and New York City, they have been on the rise ever since, touring on across the U.S. as well as returning to the continent. Their sophomore album Quiet Spaces was released in September 2016.
David Lynch, Beethoven, and Michael McDonald walk into a K-Mart commercial. Things get a little wild and nine months later, Seattle-based DIY band Heatwarmer is born. Jazz-brained, cheeky, and new wave-nostalgic, Heatwarmer is the absurdist darling of Luke Bergman, Aaron Otheim, and Evan Woodle, three music school cherry pickers who've spent a lot of time with their grandparents. Reclaiming dad funk and yacht rock as their own, Heatwarmer spans the whole sonic gamut: combining west coast smooth jazz, eerie Twin Peaks synth-pop, with the humor and hoke of a 70s game show.