Niall McGuinness & New World Jazz Project have followed up their debut album, "Limpopo", with their second release, "Brave New World". This latest offering features strong arrangements of modern classics by Paul McCartney and Bill Withers, plus their own well-crafted and lyrical compositions.
With a knowledge that "less is more", Niall and his New World Jazz Project create simple yet meaningful melodies that are simultaneously introspective and communicative. The music of New World Jazz Project is multifaceted, so it appeals to many genres.
Here’s a quick snapshot of the members of New World Jazz Project:
Niall McGuinness, on saxophones, flute, and percussion--
Cutting his Latin jazz teeth in Miami, Florida, Niall graduated from the University of Miami School of Music immersed in the rhythms and sounds of Afro-Cuban music; his ample use of many hand percussion instruments is a reflection of that strong cultural influence. His sound on saxophone is immediately identifiable, warm and personable. Niall’s flute is always a crowd pleaser.
Garett Grow, on piano--
A UNR jazz phenom, Garett has been making a name of his own in the jazz circles around Northern California. An introspective thinker, this young lion of the piano is a sensation to hear.
Kyle Rothchild, on bass--
Another talent tapped from the University of Reno jazz program, Kyle plays both upright and electric bass. A great talent with tremendous energy, Kyle is affectionately known as the poster child of the band.
Eric Finkelstein, on drums--
Eric brings tremendous time feel and experience to the band. A native of New York, Eric has been “around the block” playing all over the U.S. for over 25 years. Latin and funk grooves are his specialty.
Eric Middleton, on congas, bongos and percussion--
This exemplary musician holds down the principal percussion chair with the Reno Philharmonic, and rounds out the band with his fiery hand percussion work. Listen to his great conga playing on the album!
The New World Jazz Project continues to carry the banner of America’s indigenous and ever-evolving musical art form, and with them comes a new voice and following in the jazz genre. We invite you to experience the journey.
The NWJP is based out of South Lake Tahoe, California.