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Genre
Jazz

Band Members
Joe Sucato (Tenor Sax)
Avi Rothbard (Guitar)
Brian Charette (Hammond B-3 Organ)
Matt Chertkoff (Guitar)
Kyle Koehler (Organ)
Jordan Young (Drums)

Hometown
New York City

Record Label
Young Productions

About
The group has been a working unit in various capacities since 2009.The individuals in the JYG, while rooted in the jazz tradition, come together to form and create a modern organ group sound.

Biography
Jordan Young leads a jazz organ group based in New York City, the Jordan Young Group (JYG).
The group has been a working unit in various capacities since 2009. The group holds many steady gigs and hosts various jam sessions throughout the city. They can be heard at several New York City jazz spots such as B Flat, Smalls, and Fat Cat, to name a few. The group not only supplies that “down home” groovy organ sound, but also dabbles in other genres that exist outside of jazz. This range of influence
creates a deep and diverse musical palette. Naturally the group are inspired by classic 60’s organists such as Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Larry Young and Melvin Rhyne. However, influence from artists such as Stevie Wonder,The Police, and Jimmy Webb assist the group in creating a well-rounded and popular sound.

“Jordan Young is a drummer leading a group on his latest recording that features Brian Charette on organ, Avi Rothbard on guitar and Joe Sucato on tenor saxophone. Young is a subtle drummer, using shades of texture and nuance instead of dramatic loud playing. The album is a very solid mainstream jazz session melding pop music, the earworm melody of Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head which flirts with cheese but never quite succumbs and Roxanne which is played a seductive and slithering funk, weaving in and out of the song, developing a nice feature for Sucato. The groups jazz roots are firmly planted, with a fine interpretation of Grant Green s Grantstand taken as a fast trio performance with nice guitar soloing. Also interesting is The Best Thing for Me Is You where organ and guitar sit out, leaving Young on brushes and Sucato building deep and dark tones from his tenor saxophone, taking a unique and quite successful duo approach. The group ends the album with three trio pieces, all uptempo, anchored by the Young original Mood for McCann which deftly adds elements for soul to an already simmering stew.” –Tim Niland – Music And More

“I said last year that Jordan Young had great skill as a leader as well as performer. His group is solid and concise. Making the jump from his independent self-titled debut to the perfect home of Posi-Tone Records, Jordan Young delivers his newest release, Cymbal Melodies. And it is just as pronounced and confident as his debut. A strong step forward. The two opening numbers, “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” and “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” are killer. Jordan turns “Raindrops…” into a real barn-burning. It’s smokin’ and really fun. You almost don’t recognize it thanks to some crafty and infectious work by Charette and Rothbard. But Young’s kit sounds explosive throughout. “…Phoenix” is midtempo with a groovy melody that is set with some clever and understated timing by Young. This while Charette and Rothbard give the tune a real sense of emotional structure. “Bird Bath” is sneaky in its structure thanks to Charette’s hip crunchy styling. The dialogue between Young and Charette (longtime bandmates) is superb. “Mood For McCann” is a funky number where Young unleashes Sucato and Rothbard to exchange some fierce lines that are quite soulful; they might have you reminiscing for Jack McDuff and Grant Green. With Cymbal Melodies , Jordan Young reaches the next level in what looks to be a sparkling career. Posi-Tone was the perfect choice for this release, fitting nicely with the label’s current stable of artists. But more importantly, a great number of people will and should get to hear an artist who is quickly finding his voice as a composer and performer. Cymbal Melodies is a solid must listen.” –Stephan Moore, JazzWrap

Current Location
New York City

General Manager
Jordan Young

Influences
Jimmy Smith, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Grant green, “Philly” Joe jones, Al Harewood Pat Metheny, Jack McDuff, Larry Goldings, Sam Yahel, Miles Davis, Brad Mehldau, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, and so many more…