Resonance is embarking on a new path of creativity this year. Several members of the group have been writing new tunes and composing with our eclectic palette of sounds in mind. Our rehearsals have become wonderfully collaborative sessions with creativity at the core. I wish you all could sit in and hear how the new pieces are taking shape.

It takes a special group of people to work together the way that we have been working these past months. The new tunes are coming in every week to rehearsal and we have so many now we will not be able to share them all with you in just one concert! I guess that’s what happens when most of the members of an eight piece group get inspired to start writing.

So is our new music strictly speaking jazz? That is not for me to decide, but it was written with an ear towards both jazz and classical with a dose of world music and pop as well.

I think, like our listeners, we are fortunate to live in a time when we can listen to all kinds of music and all of those sounds are part of us. Reining in that vast memory of sound ideas would be disingenuous and frankly dull. So we are embracing all of our divergent ideas with enthusiasm.

What I hear evolving is very listenable and evocative of other times and places while still being very much in this moment. We hope you will enjoy the ride!


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