FKAjazz HYBRID TRIO+
Featuring Justin Swiney, Yoshiki Yamada & JSWISS
JANUARY 15th @ 7PM, ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL, STAGE 1
Kicking off the New Year on MLK Day with a free performance "For the People" debuting some new joints, rocking some newish joints and spinning some old joints and making 'em new again! Lol! You know how we do, fam! Join us for good times & good vibes and be sure to get my latest releases so your vibe is correct & checked 100%! - click here
"LET IT SNOW" - OUT NOW!
Deemed a "triple threat, Musician/Producer/Writer" by United Press International, Samir Zarif aka FKAjazz has taken the latter half of 2017 by storm, first by releasing his groundbreaking sophomore album under his new moniker, FKAjazz and now with the release of "Let It Snow (Lovers' Version)" a single release for the long winter season to come. "It's time to cozy up," he says.
Jonathan Widran of Jazziz Magazine writes, "NYC based saxophonist Samir Zarif lays the dynamic groundwork for the possibilities of what jazz is for his generation and provides a vision for what the cherished American art form can be moving forward. With a freewheeling energy driven by the still simmering melting pot of influences that drive his musical passion – traditional jazz, R&B and hip-hop – [his music] is the culmination of a multi-faceted journey that transcends easy definitions. It’s always evolving with a sense of grooving and improvisational wonder and discovery."
By all means, this is a beautifully unexpected version of "Let It Snow" which effortlessly holds a place on every holiday playlist. From it's smooth-groove R&B feel to the masterful saxophone performance, FKAjazz's "Let It Snow" is a must-listen throughout the cold months ahead.
As Christian Wissmuller of JazzEd Magazine put it "[FKAjazz is] moving jazz forward even further into new and exciting territories, incorporating elements of hip hop, traditional jazz, R&B, and other musical forms. This single release of "Let It Snow" coupled with the release of "Stereotype Threat" (released Sept 2017), proves that FKAjazz is on a mission to take us all on an epic musical journey.
New YouTube Channel!
Last's month in September was amazingly epic for the FKAjazz Squad! Now there's a YouTube Channel to capture all the fun. See us perform "F.A.F." live at Rockwood Music Hall during the album release show featuring Marcus Machado, Julian Litwack, Noah MacNeil, Lez Lemon, and Justin Swiney.