Reviews

Feedback Loop LP listed as #20 in Top 50 Progressive Music Albums 2015 -Surrey Hills Radio, UK

“Sylvan Street returns with their third release, Feedback Loop, highlighting the group’s maturing work – an instrumental fusion of electronica, jazz, rock, and bossa conveying sensual, heartfelt, and aggressive, funk-driven statements.” -Summit Records

 “Sylvan Street is really worth more than one listen. Interesting/inventive/highly musical while, at the same time, exploratory. I’m gonna be spinning this one for sure.” -Gene Abkarian, KRFC Radio, Ft. Collins, CO

“Sylvan Street Redefining Jazz: There is newer jazz being played out there than those iconic albums of Miles Davis, and Jay Rees knows where to find it. Even better, Rees and his band Sylvan Street know how to play it. Rees founded Sylvan Street five years ago specifically to give jazz more immediacy.” -Chuck Graham, Arizona Daily Star

“Here in America” has Latin and some elements of pop, but what you remember most is a big, fat band sound full of muscular energy, devouring silence with its massive appetite.” -Chuck Graham, Arizona Daily Star

“Slick fusion, attractive horn charts…(Sylvan Street) could easily be identified as a studio band from Los Angeles.” -Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide

“Sylvan Street’s eclectic program includes, among other things, Latin rhythms, straight-ahead Jazz Funk, chamber-like acoustic music, and program music. And the band does it all well.” -David Franklin, Cadence Jazz Magazine

“This band’s output is cutting-edge and aggressive.” – Anna Mirocha, Tucson Weekly

“(Sylvan Street) has turned into a formidable player on the jazz scene, both locally and on the road.” -Cathalena E. Burch, Arizona Daily Star

“Sylvan Street’s music is dynamic, funky, and very aggressive – an emotional and eclectic blend.” -Diana Blowers, Dayton Daily News

“They are musicians’ musicians, artists who work and produce the best.” -Rosalie Robles Crowe, Arizona Daily Star

“If you love the sound of real musicianship, you’ll love this.” -Augustus Argrett, Facebook fan

“Amazing group! Tight jazz-fusion sound, top-drawer musicians, great charts.” -iTunes customer

“Fantastic album. The music is upbeat and keeps you wanting more.” -iTunes customer review

“Old school and new vibe at the same time. Diverse tracks, a lot of emotional complexity.” -iTunes customer

“…candy for the soul…grooves like nothing else.” -iTunes customer

“Your performance took my love for jazz and expanded it 500%. Thank you so much for everything you do! You truly are my favorite jazz group by far!!” -clinic student, Ohio

“You guys were so fun to watch and made me truly want stay with music for the the rest of my life. Thank you so much for an unbelievable experience.” – clinic student, Ohio

“I saw them last weekend. It was amazing and I would go a million times over!” -audience review, Ohio

“Saw Sylvan Street this weekend. They were awesome and the crowd of all ages roared for more.  I’d highly recommend you check them out if you have the opportunity.” -audience review, Ohio

The diversity of the songs and ‘off the beaten path’ styles were hot.” -audience review, Ohio

“Just finished watching a Sylvan Street concert last night. It was the BEST concert I have ever been to. Two thumbs up to the sky!” -audience review, California

“Your amazing music, brilliant advice for the music students, energy, and thrilling concert was truly inspiring.” -Ohio Weekend of Jazz

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