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ensembles i’m involved with…

new lion

New Lion pursues undiscovered musical experiences by spanning eras, genres and generations. Deeply rooted in Jazz, and widely influenced by all musics, the band finds treasures hiding in plain sight by revealing the unusual in the familiar and the prosaic in the uncommon.

Adam Lamoureux saxophone
Aaron Yandadrums
Liam O’Malleybass
Jim Yandaguitar

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regional cookin’

jim yanda and regional cookin’
sizzling jazz guitar trio featuring:
jim yanda – guitar
drew gress – bass
phil haynes – drums

“… a band with a profound sense of empathy, a thrilling knack for taking sonic chances, deep roots in the blues combined with an era-spanning avant-garde sensibility, and perhaps most importantly, a raw honesty that could only result from such long and enduring friendships….
vigorous swing coupled with a tightrope-walking freedom, a full-throated blues feeling filtered through a sharp-edged modernism.” – Shaun Brady

Jim Yanda and Regional Cookin’ selected cut – Tale Weaver

And here’s our entire first CD for your listening pleasure…

  1. Nu's Theme Jim Yanda Trio
  2. Tale Weaver Jim Yanda Trio
  3. Believing Jim Yanda Trio
  4. My Belle Jim Yanda Trio
  5. Situation Ethnics Jim Yanda Trio
  6. Boutiba's Dream Jim Yanda Trio
  7. Three Thang Jim Yanda Trio
  8. Folk Song Jim Yanda Trio
  9. 'Round Midnight Jim Yanda Trio
  10. No More Outs Jim Yanda Trio

the hammond brothers

hammond – as in b3 organ.
the classic instrumentation of guitar, hammond organ, and drums, reinterpreted.

guitarist jim yanda and drummer phil haynes work with various guest organists in this venerable trio format, exploring jazz classics and originals.

on the hammond organ:
steve adams  or steve rudolph
jim yanda – guitar
phil haynes – drums