JK Group – The Young Ones
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JK Group are a powerhouse nu-jazz band fronted by Melbourne saxophonist Josh Kelly, best known for his work with future soul-jazz collective, 30/70, and being the 2019 PBS Young Elder of Jazz.
They sit in the crossover of raw, live jazz and electronic/dance production. At times synth-heavy, effected and soundscapey, while at other times hard hitting groove laden with spiritual jazz overtones and no-holds-barred improvising. Their sound nods respectfully to classic jazz traditions, whilst carving a path that unashamedly looks towards the future, embracing modern influences and production techniques.
Their debut release, ‘The Young Ones’ sees Josh Kelly in full flight alongside longtime 30/70 collaborators, Matt Hayes and Ziggy Zeitgeist with keys player/producer Lewis Moody (Z*F*E*X, Sex on Toast).
released April 24, 2020
Josh Kelly - Saxophones and live effects
Lewis Moody - Rhodes, Synths, Piano
Matt Hayes - Bass
Ziggy Zeitgeist - Drum Kit
Javier Fredes - Percussion (Seeds, Jazz Muggle, Young One, 23)
James Bowers - Piano (Jazz Muggle, 23)
Audrey Powne - Trumpet (Jazz Trip, Fitchie)
Audrey Powne - Vocals (Jazz Trip)
Engineering - Lewis Moody
Assistant Engineer - Maggie May
Mixed and Produced by Lewis Moody and Josh Kelly
Mastered by Jack Prest
Artwork & Design - Cal Riley