Velocity

We are gaining Velocity which means we are picking up speed in a determined direction.  This project takes the flavors you loved from the debut project and added a kickin' horn section and powerful vocals.  We know you will love the magic of Mercy Myra.  She has a heart of gold and a voice you want to listen to over and over again.We hope you have some WOW! Moments with this music as you enjoy it and share it with all you know.

  • Steve Cunningham - Lap Steel & Electric Guitars
  • Joseph Patrick Moore - Bass Guitar
  • Wayne Viar - Drums & Percussion
  • Nico Gutierrez - Steel Drums, Congas & Percussion
  • Vance Kelly - Alto & Tenor Saxophone and Flute
  • John Carozza - Keyboards, Piano, B-3, Acoustic Guitars, Synths & Programming
  • Mike Barry - Trumpet
  • Mercy Myra - Vocals on Take You Away and Pamoja SERV
  • Sam Skelton - Baritone and Tenor Sax on Velocity and Go Home
  • Chris Blackwell - Guitar on Velocity and Go Home
  • Alfreda Gerald & Cheryl Rogers - BGV on Go Home
  • Sammy Wanjau & David Chanzera - BGV on Pamoja SERV
  • Styx Newsome - Drums on Go Home
  • Joey Green - Bass on Go Home

A high energy jazz/world fusion rhythm and sax driven ensemble based in Atlanta, Rhythm Jets boast an action packed lineup – featuring sax, piano, B3, lap steel and electric guitars and steel drums – whose members have worked and/or performed with Earl Klugh, BoyzIIMen, Bob James, Stewart Copeland, Susan Tedeshi, Jeff Beck and Chuck Mangione. Led by visionary front man, alto and tenor saxophonist Vance Kelly, the band’s infectious and eclectic new EP VELOCITY is quickly picking up speed with a growing fan base and international radio airplay. Rhythm Jets artfully balances high octane jams with more romantic, dreamy tunes and tropical flavored whimsy. Perfectly complementing their instrumental prowess is the sultry, powerful Kenyan born vocalist Mercy Myra, who adds touches of exotic soul to two tracks. Your heartbeat will pick up major VELOCITY listening to them!

JONATHAN WIDRAN - Music Journalist

Sound Barrier

The idea was to create something new by mixing latin, pop, island rhythms with powerful melodies played on instruments you don't find together. We hope you find strong melodies played by steel drums, lap steel guitars and saxophone very soothing and energizing all at the same time. Critics have called the song writing, musicianship and production top notch on this record. This music gives you a first class ticket to wherever you want to go. Listen and let it take you to your favorite get away and back.

  • Vance Kelly - Alto and Tenor Sax
  • John Carrozza - Piano, B3 and Acoustic Guitar
  • Wayne Viar - Drums and Percussion
  • Steve Cummingham - Lap Steel and Electric Guitars
  • Nico Gutierrez - Steel Drums and Percussion
  • Joseph Patrick Moore - Bass Guitar

 

Part of their fiery magic comes from a distinctive island and world vibe, which infuses key tracks like the Reggae-tinged, first single, the Top 10 charting, “Chasing the Sun”, which received airplay on over 70 radio stations, the buoyant Latin-fusion jam “It’s A New World” and the balmy, tropical romance “Down By The Sea”, the album's second single! With over 37,000 YouTube views, 225,000 EP streams and sold out live performances, Rhythm Jets hit a cruising altitude for the perfect soundtrack to an island destination, full of pulsating rhythms, edgy guitars, funky sax and glorious pop breezes.

JONATHAN WIDRAN - Music Journalist

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