The Jazzfakers quartet emerged from the chaotic New York music scene in 2008. The idea originated from saxophonist/keyboardist David Tamura who runs the New York City Experimental Music Meet-Ups, (former projects of David’s are Charles K.Noyes, Von LMO). During this time, David teamed up with drummer Steve Orbach, and multi-instrumentalist Robert L. Pepper of avant garde experimentalists PAS, later to add bassist Isaac Taylor to complete the project. The Jazzfakers incorporate various forms of music including jazz, avant garde, noise, improv, and minimalism, along with a few mainstream hooks, to develop a new cutting edge sound which can only be described as ‘beautifully’ schizophrenic and original.
Over the past few years the Jazzfakers have coordinated various events in the New York area including the New York City “Experi-MENTAL Festival” and have played numerous gigs trying to network and develop a community of ‘like minded’ individuals to resurrect the New York City music scene. The Jazzfakers sound matured and in 2010 they released their first self-titled album recorded and mixed by Martin Bisi, legendary producer of artists such as John Zorn, Bill Laswell, and Jim Thirlwell.