The Urban Renewal Project is a Los Angeles-based band that plays an original mix of jazz, soul and hip hop featuring a singer, a rapper and a huge horn section. Since 2010, the thirteen-piece ensemble has teamed up with vocalists from across the spectrum to blend the hip-shaking grooves and deep pocket of today's music with face-melting horn lines and fiery improvisation from big band jazz. In the past few years, their signature sound has blown away audiences from SFJAZZ to the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival.
Price Range: $2000-$5000
Gig Length: 45 - 240 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - General Liability
What to Expect
Brass. Bars. Beats. A big band dance party.
The Urban Renewal Project has been kicking around the Pacific Coast for the better part of four years, using the instruments of a bygone era to create a signature sound that blurs the boundaries between pop, soul, jazz and hip-hop. The band's dynamic and multifarious live performances have captivated listeners and brought audiences to their feet in packed rooms from Levitt Pavilion in LA to Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. Their active repertoire includes original music, jazz standards, pop classics, or covers of recent hits from the 2000s—your choice! The URP also has arrangers and music directors on-staff to handle any specific requests submitted in advance of the event. The band is able to match the look of your event, from casual to tuxedos, and can also provide its own sound gear for a small additional fee. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Additional Booking Notes
Full band is 15 performers (without any special request additions), but we are able to modify the group down to as low as 10 musicians to accommodate certain situations, space limitations or budgets.
Subgroups from The Urban Renewal Project can also provide ceremony music (solo chamber guitar, brass quartet, etc.) and cocktail reception music (jazz trio, quartet, etc.)
Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson)
Suit & Tie (Justin Timberlake)
Happy (Pharell Williams)
Roar (Katy Perry)
Forget You (Cee-Lo Green)
This Love (Maroon 5)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Hey, Soul Sister (Train)
Dance Apocalyptic (Janell Monae)
Thriller (Michael Jackson)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
|RW Enoch||Saxophonist & Band Leader|
|Slim da Reazon||Rapper|
|Luis Cardenas Casillas||Trumpeter|
Influences & Inspiration
Tower of Power, Kanye West, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, The Roots, Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Can play on backline or provide sound equipment.
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