Influenced and inspired by Shirley Horn, Vince Guaraldi, Nat King Cole, and Dave Brubeck..."A Cyber Jazz Holiday" features original music, plus favorite standards such as Vince Guaraldi's Christmas Time Is Here renamed "The Holiday's Are Here," and Nat King Cole's The Christmas Song renamed "The Holiday Song." And don't forget about Holiday classics such as "Silent Night," and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing."
Producer/bassist Ajamu Akinyele (Ah-jah-moo + Ah-kin-yay-lay) and pianist Jon O'Bergh have produced a solid CD that captures your spirit and soul, while providing a unique sound called "Cyber Jazz - Funk Fusion," continuing to redefine jazz for a new generation.
"A Cyber Jazz Holiday" also includes a bonus track of Miles Davis' "So What," only available at live shows during the Holiday Season, which you can hear at www.purevolume.com/ajamuakinyele. The entire CD is produced, arranged, composed, and performed by Andre Marcel Ajamu Akinyele and co-produced by Jon O'Bergh, both known as Gemini Soul.
Gemini Soul is compared to Sade, Herbie Hancock, MeShell Ndegeocello, Prince, Miles Davis, and Dave Brubeck among others. Performing together as Gemini Soul has given them the outlet to explore new boundaries and to create a musical vision called "cyber jazz." This is their first recording project as Gemini Soul and together they have created music that is incredibly genius.
Andre Marcel Ajamu Akinyele, pronounced Ah-jah-moo + Ah-kin-yay-lay, recorded as MARCEL from 1998 to 2004 and has had independent success with several releases in the San Francisco Bay Area, Europe, and Japan. As MARCEL, he released five CD's ranging from Funk to World, but as Ajamu Akinyele, embarked on his first jazz CD titled "Supernova," in 2005 and his critically acclaimed double CD "Black Magic The Cyber Jazz Experience" in 2006 with a re-issue due in early 2007 called The Gold Edition, all available right here at CDBABY!
Jon O'Bergh has written and produced 6 CD's, including "Song of Fire," currently unreleased; "Songs from other Planets;" "Carta," which was #1 nationwide on the NAV chart; "Meditations from a Lost World," which reached #3; "Sacred Spaces"; and "Millennial Landscapes," which reached #2. He also co-produced songs for MARCEL, now known as Ajamu Akinyele, on his 2003 release "Uptown : 2025 A.D.," and for the R&B recording artist JARROD on his debut CD "Every Part of Me," which are all available right here at CDBABY!
Also, available at CDBABY & I-Tunes:
Friday - June 12, 2009 @ 12 PM
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. (Campus Center)
Cupertino, CA 95014
Sunday - June 14, 2009 @ 1 PM
24970 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
Saturday - June 20, 2009 @ 1 PM
Laurel Village Summer Solstice Music Festival
ACE Hardware Stage
4024 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619
Saturday - June 20, 2009 @ 8:30 PM & 10:30 PM (2 Shows)
The Hedley Club Lounge
Hotel De Anza
233 West Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Also, available at CDBABY & I-Tunes:
Gemini Soul f/ Ajamu Akinyele – Dark Skin Babies : The Movement (2009)
Gemini Soul f/ Ajamu Akinyele - The Nefertiti Xperience (2008)
Gemini Soul f/ Ajamu Akinyele - LIVE : The Liquid Soul Tour (2007)
Gemini Soul f/ Ajamu Akinyele - Liquid Soul (2007)
Ajamu Akinyele - Black Magic : The Gold Edition (2007)
Ajamu Akinyele - Black Magic The Cyber Jazz Experience (2006)
Gemini Soul f/ Ajamu Akinyele - A Cyber Jazz Holiday (2005)
Ajamu Akinyele - Supernova (2005)
MARCEL - Secret Weapon Volumes 1 & 2 (2004)
MARCEL - Uptown : 2025 E.P. The Remixes (2004)
MARCEL - Uptown : 2025 A.D. (2003)
MARCEL - Spice The Alternative Hip-Hop Experience (2001)
MARCEL - The Diary of Marcel (1998)