Sounds of passion and emotion, a multi-cultural product of the band's hometown of New Haven, CT. Formed in the late 1980's the band has survived the ups and downs of today's frantic society with total dedication to their music, skills, and goals. With rare virtue, thought, and imagination these multi-faceted and experienced musicians have collaborated to create their own unique personal expression, original sound, and trademark in jazz music.
Compositions and performances of Airborne contain: Moods of romance, inner spirit, peace, fun, and excitement. Grooves that move soft, smooth, and wild. Hot rhythms that cruise on a cool sea of music and voices. A trademark jazz sound of island passion and urban emotion.
Music that is sensitive, straight from the heart and echo's from deep within the soul. A whirling musical journey packed with sincerity and flawless execution.
Airborne’s musical recipe takes a can of straight ahead jazz with Caribbean and Latino influences. Pours in a few tablespoons of jazz fusion and a heaping cup of urban street funk. Then cooks all ingredients with pure technical talent till it gets boiling hot. Their music beliefs, insights, and material always maintain the highest integrity. Communicating and crossing over to a wider listening market and audience. Their career is forever blossoming with each new recording project. All their CDs have made very successful marks on Jazz Radio Charts all over the USA and abroad with heavy airplay rotation. Trade Magazines such as, JazzTimes, Jazziz, Downbeat, Billboard, CMJ, Musician, New England Performer, Jazz On Line, etc..; have praised their work with great reviews and press releases.
Their Concert Videos appeared on BET , Public Broadcasting, and TV Cable Networks across the USA. The band has been touring and performing at Jazz Festivals, Music Venues, Colleges, and Nightclubs in the USA, Europe, and Japan. Since 1992, the Airborne Jazz Band has been on the New England Foundation for the Arts prestigious Performing Arts Roster with an Arts in Education program " A Century of Jazz ".As Jazz Educators on the roster of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts they have opened the minds and ears of young audiences to jazz music in their home state performing their Arts in Education program in Colleges, High and Middle Schools.
As Performing Artists, Recording Artists, Educators, and as Humanitarians the band’s quality of excellence and compassion has kept them on the road to success.