76 Degrees West Band: School Boy Crush
You\'ll enjoy instrumental Funky Jazz music with saxophone highlights wrapped in a East Coast Swing.
Nu Jazz Music…
76 Degrees West Band has just released a Funky Jazz cover of the Average White Band’s super hit, “School Boy Crush\". It is sure to light you up with that Washington DC funk flavor, combining old school with new school.
The band is based out of the Washington DC area and has played behind numerous national acts such as the Grammy Award Winner Gordon Chambers, Sax Man Jimmy Sommers, Eric Darius, Allyson Williams, and Angela Johnson. They call their style \"Nu Jazz-Funk\" which has been lighting up stages across the U.S. since 2001, swiftly evolving into one of the funkiest sounding groups to hit the music industry.
They have performed at various festivals and clubs around the country with other artists such as: Ledisi, Maysa, Grammy Nominee Victor Duplaix, Lynne Fiddmont, Marcus Johnson, Rahsaan Patterson, Ollie Woodson (of The Temptations), Rick Braun, Michael Langton, and more.
76 Degrees West Band is:
Leon Rawlings - Director, Bass Guitar, Trombone
Eddie Baccus - Sax
Duane Thomas - Drums
Sean Chase - Drums
Alfredo Mojica - Percussion
Stanley Cooper - Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Gerry Gillespie – Keyboards
Vince Evans- Keyboards
The bands name was inspired by the longitude for the East Coast in the Western Hemisphere which is 76°W covering the Washington DC metropolitan area. They are currently working on a hot debut album set to be released in the fall of 2008. Their version of \"School Boy Crush\" is sure to get your party started right.