Jawanza performs with his several bands from trio to larger ensembles at festivals and other venues local and elsewhere. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music majoring in composition.
The original compositions which are the clear focus of this band spanning the genres of Jazz like Traditional, Fusion, Progressive, and Contemporary are the highlight and unique attributes which distinguish this band from others. The musicians and playing are all top-notch, but the compositions are the star of the show which audiences have come to expect and enjoy from this band. This band partners with venues to market and promote our shows. We are dependable, professional, and ready to entertain.
Jawanza Kobie has composed music for Theater starting with The Freedom Theater in Philadelphia, The Elma Lewis School for Arts in Boston, Award-winning Films, and Television for productions in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston, and Chicago with his music being showcased on PBS, ABC and other networks over his music career. Jawanza has also been an accompanist, session player, and writer for artists on Warner Brothers, Philadelphia International, Alpha International Records (writer/producer), and other independent labels and projects. He released his 1st critically acclaimed CD as a solo artist ‘Feels Better Than It Sounds’ a few years ago (*** out of **** stars from the Philadelphia Inquirer) and reviews in Jazz Times, and other publications as well as being on the top ten list of ten radio stations in the USA.