Jefferson Rose Band

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Since 2011, JRB has rocked packed houses in Seattle’s biggest venues and gotten crowds dancing at Northwest festivals big and small. Their newest album, Feel Like Dancing, was released in June 2014 to rave reviews and earned 28 weeks on the CMJ World Music Top 40. Feel Like Dancing is also a window into their high-energy, superbly executed live show.

Listeners who enjoyed the first album, Seismic, will love the addition of singer Alex Kitchen, whose wild and potent voice adds another layer to the complex and dance-worthy rhythms. Singing in English and Spanish and a sincere approach to each note, Kitchen transports the listener to places that are at once familiar and exotic. Her powerful, heartfelt vocal style draws influences from R&B, neo-soul and Latin music.

Esperanza/Tropical Winters (7" Single) - 2015
Feel Like Dancing - 2014
Seismic - 2012


Jefferson Rose - Bass

Alex Kitchen - Vocals

Karl Olson - Drums

Graham Cornwell - Trumpet

Jason Cressey - Trombone

Daniel Rapport - Guitar


Feel Like Dancing (2014)

Seismic (2012)

Feel Like Dancing - Olympic Sculpture Park

Columbia City Theater Highlights

"Feel Like Dancing" is a bustling marketplace of diverse ethnic musicality; a kaleidoscope of color-filled imagery seen through the collective creative imagination of Jefferson Rose Band. It is exciting music from a group this not hesitant about delving into rhythm-rich, color-fast African/European/American/Caribbean music genres at their deepest roots. These musicians are exceptionally talented: they keep the music fresh, and breathing, and the CD lives up to its title from start to finish.Jazz Music, CJ Bond

World fusion from a super talented world music ensemble. Many tracks trend toward Afro-Caribbean, with energetic percussion & touches of calypso & even reggae (#9), but also notice the gorgeous classical, jazz, & Dixieland influenced horn arrangements & really nice vocals on some tracks. Jay Paul, WRUV 90.1 Burlington, VT.

From afropop, to latin, reggae and even New Orleans style funk, this rhythmic, melodic revue of world cultures is masterfully executed and is compelling and accessible for the average listener; it is simply well done...Feel Like Dancing puts you in the mood to move and instantly takes you to that happy place of inner sunshine and childhood revelry where your toes dance in the grass.

Comprised of a group of musicians who come from across the globe, the Jefferson Rose Band combines diverse backgrounds that when brought together sounds like they come from the same family. Feel Like Dancing is a party album designed from Latin rhythms and blues tweaked with soul making for uplifting music that puts the listener in a happy place.Susan France, Yahoo Reviews

As you listen to the title track, Feel Like Dancing, that’s just exactly what you’ll do… the energy levels are nuclear, and all the players are ON time. Improvijazznation

Jefferson Rose Band is an ensemble digging life and carrying the audience along with them, never on a downer and with only a few blue notes in the pack.Mark S. Tucker,FAME Reviews (Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange)



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