The A-Train Orchestra is a versatile group that performs an eclectic mix of blues, rhythm-and-blues, and swing. Let by 20- year-old saxophonist Alek Razdan, and featuring father Rikki Razdan on saxophones, Ken Demaine on bass, Dave "Doc" Vincent on drums, and Dan Whalen on guitar, the group strives to perform in the style of the old masters, while adding its own modern flair to each performance. "Two-Timin'", the title track of the A-Train Orchestra's debut album, was the Grammy U winner of the 2012 Indaba Music Masters Critique competition.
Here's what others are saying about Alek Razdan and the A-Train Orchestra:
“The future of R&B and jazz is in good hands. Alek has a depth in his musicianship that is rarely found in someone three times his age.” – Mark Earley, Roomful of Blues
“Youth is NOT wasted on the young. Go Alek!” - Whoopi Goldberg
“Alek shows impressive technique and surprising expressive power. He has a musical intelligence well beyond his 15 years. These qualities, along with crispness of spirit and firm determination, elevate Alek close to an artistic level frequented by long-established musicians.” – Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat Columnist
“This is real jump, jive, boogie and blues played with the right amount of chops and exuberance to put a smile on your face. A.R. and the A.T.O. are in the groove Jackson!” – David Robinson, The Cars