The best and original 24/7, online, Smooth Jazz Internet Radio station : Largest Global contemporary jazz community, jazz charts, jazz festivals and jazz recording artists Launch Radio Station

Listen to SmoothLounge.com Global Radio

SmoothJazz.com JazzBlast - email signup

Submitting Your Music for Airplay Consideration

Listen to SmoothJazz.com Internet Radio
FREE RADIO APP

LIKE us on FaceBook

Follow Us on Twitter

SmoothLounge.com Radio - For the Chill of It

SmoothTravelTV YouTube Channel

SmoothIndieStar.com - Top 50 Indie Chart

SmoothTravel Features

Wine & Jazz Club

Start Shopping at Amazon.com

Start Shopping at CD Baby

Start Shopping at Amazon.com

SmoothJazz.com SoundCloud - Hear Artist Promo, Interviews and more

Smooth Jazz & Wine Club
LISTEN AND EARN POINTS

SmoothJazz Global Blog

Navbar More Artist Interviews Artist Website Buy Album Download Music FaceBook YouTube

 Airborne

 Airborne

 Airborne

How long has the band been playing together?

Airborne was formed in the early 1980ís. Our first musical release was in 1988. The band celebrates years of recordings, jazz festivals, concerts, gigs, and the whole ups and downs of being musicians. We can honestly say that the years have been very rewarding to us. To live a life of music is a wonderful experience and a precious gift. We feel honored and blessed as we continue to perform and record and look toward the future with a smile.

Would you please share a few highlights from the years together?

We love the process of each new recording project and release. The intervention of ideas, the collaboration of musicians, creating the jazz sound that is Airborne today. Bringing life and love to each new composition. Keeping faith and watching the growth in the band's material and popularity.

Recording and producing for other artists in genres as Gospel, Jazz, and R&B.

To perform at jazz festivals, concerts, and clubs with different jazz artists and groups. To share words, thoughts, stories, and just to listen to musicians from all over the world. Music is truly an international language.

Where is the band based and how does your location factor into your music?

We are from New Haven, CT, USA. Tri-State Area - Urban based. I guess you can call us city dwellers. There is a magic in the city that absorbs many musical art forms. The sounds of the city are cool but hot. Influences of Jazz, R&B, Latin and Blues are all around you capturing your inner emotions.

We also have a deep passion for the music of the Caribbean. Both the city and the islands have influenced us greatly. Over the years Airborne has created its own trademark contemporary jazz sound of island passion and urban emotion.

You refer to yourselves as a "multi-cultural" jazz band... how come?

Our hometown of New Haven is very rich in ethic and cultural diversity. Each member is unique and brings these diversities and backgrounds to create the jazz sound. Airborne has been praised as being a living spirit of musical brotherhood. The love of jazz is shared by many cultures.

Can you give us an idea of how deep the band's commitment is to the recording arts and education?

We do support the Arts. We are on the New England Foundation for the Arts and the CT Commission on the Arts performing arts touring rosters. We bring "A Century of Jazz" an Arts in Education program into the schools. A demonstration of a variety of jazz forms and styles, supported by a historic narration, a musical insight, a question and answer session, and an inspirational workshop.

This program instills a positive attitude and direction towards musical and social growth. The no limits approach combined with a structured musical lesson plan illustrates the value of jazz education in our society.

Jazz Education is very vital for our newer generations. Teaching thoughts of imagination, personal expression, and self discipline to help them achieve whatever goals they dream. Emotions soar high in young hearts and jazz music gently provides an enrichment and fulfillment to their wandering passion. Jazz is a true American art form.

What are you most proud of at this point in your life and career?

To have the music of Airborne known and loved throughout the World is a dream come true. Airborne has many successful CDís and has received worldwide airplay and international acclaim. We have always kept a high musical integrity to our compositions yet still instilled a coolness or groove to our sound helping us to cross over to many different formats. (Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz & Vocals , World Music)
To be honored by the World Peace Organization for Excellence in World Music and as Humanitarians. There has always been a message of Peace, Love, and Global Unity in the music of Airborne. We have been proclaimed by journalists as the Musical Peacemakers of Contemporary Jazz for sending out an inspirational message of hope. We have always lived our lives and career trying to help and give back to the community. We can all make a difference if we just try.

You Support SmoothJazz.com when you start your shopping here Start your shopping at Amazon.com Start Your Shopping at CD Baby Making Contact Start your shopping at iTunes Music Store Start your shopping in the SmoothJazz.com Listening Loft Store

SmoothJazz.com Top 10 Vid Bar
SmoothJazz.com Top 50 Industry Chart SmoothJazz.com Indie Chart SmoothJazz.com Radar Chart SmoothJazz.com Top 50 Album Chart
Chart Album Image
PETER WHITE
Smile
HEADS UP/CMG
CD Cover
JASMIN BAILEY
Shangri-La
Joyful, Harmonious Pop Jazz Tune with Soulful Vocals!
More
Havana Jazz Experience
30th Annual Havana Jazz Festival
DEC 16-22, 2014
Havana, Cuba
More>>
Start Your Shopping Here Shop for new music at CDBaby.com Shop for new music at iTunes Music Store Shop Amazon.com Top Selling Jazz Albums Shop in the SmoothJazz.com Listening Loft Store
Like Us on FaceBook Re-Tweet Us on Twitter Subscribe to our SmoothTravel Jazz TV Channel
National Association of Digital Broadcasters - SmoothJazz.com registered as KJAZ-DB