Philadelphia has given us some brilliant music over the decades and this tight, contemporary jazz ensemble holds up to Philly’s solid reputation. Drivetime delivers exciting new music to the world wide SJ community.
~Sandy Shore - Founder -SJGlobalRadio
Internationally acclaimed as one of the most explosive and innovative jazz-centric bands to emerge from Philadelphia, Drivetime’s become an institution there, forging ahead in some configuration since the mid-70s with an eclectic, groove-driven vibe they call Urban Organic Jazz. The six piece unit balances their easy flowing, crisply played seductive cool w/ free-spirited muscular jams fusing edgy rock, jazz, blues. JON WIDRAN
Price Range: $900.00
Originally the band concentrated on doing the quintessential top forty of smooth jazz that you would hear on stations like WJJZ in Philly or CD 101 in New York. After playing covers for four years things started to change, the music began evolving into what Drivetime now calls Urban Organic Jazz. Since 2005 Drivetime has made incredible strides, collaborating with Smooth Jazz artist like Bob Baldwin and Andrew Neu, and have worked with vocalist such as Phyllis Chapell and American Idol’s Justin Guarini, this collaboration lead to their worldwide acclaimed cover of Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love”. Drivetime’s new releases “Ignition” is currently in rotation on Smooth Jazz Stations around the world. Drivetime is comfortable in a suburban club or an urban concert; this is where old school and new ideas converge into modern art.