Thursday, April 8, 2010

Streetwise Radio Welcomes Al Capone

Al/Capone is a high-energy six-piece smooth jazz band based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Al/Capone’s music, a mixture of jazz, R&B, funk, fusion and Latin, is contemporary and melody driven while always remaining true to its jazz roots.

Al/Capone’s latest project, an eleven song album entitled “Mr. Smooth,” features an all star lineup showcasing the talents of Alex Ligertwood (Santana, Billy Cobham, and Average White Band), Dean Brown, (David Sanborn, Brecker Brothers), Steven Wolf (Steely Dan, Grover Washington, Jr., Gil Evans Orchestra) and producer/keyboardist Jason Miles (Miles Davis, Sting, Luther Vandross).
At the heart of the group are Al/Capone founding members Jeep Capone (drums, percussion, keyboards, vocals) and Allen Young (trumpet, flugelhorn, valve trombone, EVI, keyboards, vocals). Rounding out the ensemble is a group of exceptionally talented players from the Minneapolis area including Jason Craft, keyboards, Peter Vircks, saxophone and flute, Vincent Rose, guitar, Chris Lomheim, keyboards, Mark Hoyt, background vocals and Graydon Peterson, bass.
Al/Capone is on the CC Entertainment label out of Minneapolis. Radio play promotion for “Mr. Smooth” is being handled by All That Jazz, Inc. of Las Vegas. Al/Capone is already receiving airplay on a number of stations. In fact, Al/Capone has been one of the top three smooth jazz bands in the United States in additions to radio station play lists since All That Jazz, Inc. began its push of “Mr. Smooth” two weeks ago. The first week “Mr. Smooth” came in second, missing the number one spot by one addition. During week two, Al/Capone came in third. We are very excited about this strong showing, and will have more news in the weeks and months to come.
With powerful writing and a superstar lineup, Al/Capone and its album “Mr. Smooth” is a jazz force which must be experienced.
Please feel free to call or email us with any comments or questions you may have, and we sincerely hope you enjoy our music.
Welcome to the Family!
Jeep Capone
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