Paradigm Shift: A Fresh Take on Soul Jazz

The preeminent Soul Jazz trio, Paradigm Shift, is set to deliver an unforgettable live recording concert at the Sportsmen’s Tavern on 1st July 2024. With original compositions and powerhouse performances, Paradigm Shift offers a decidedly fresh take on this famous sound. This historic event, celebrating the impressive original compositions of Gerry Youngman, promises to be a night of soulful and funky music that will connect with your soul.

A Stellar Lineup and Pioneering Sound

Paradigm Shift, founded by guitarist Mel Henderson and organist Gerry Youngman, has captivated a worldwide audience with its fresh and accessible sound. The addition of forward-thinking drummer Sean Jefferson has further developed their unique style, which is both funky and entertaining. Joining the trio on stage will be two of the hottest horn players in the jazz scene – Brian Thomas on trombone and Jared Sims on baritone saxophone. Known for their riveting performances and funky riffs, these talented musicians are guaranteed to get you off your seat.

A Night of Recording History

This live recording concert at the Sportsmen’s Tavern will not only be a celebration of Paradigm Shift’s music but will also be a part of a documentary featuring the band and their friends. The show will be recorded by the Sportsmen’s and produced by the renowned Al Evans Music. This session will be preserved on video and provide a lasting memory of a special evening of soulful music.

Soul Jazz: Honoring the Legacy

Soul Jazz, a genre pioneered by Jimmy Smith, encompasses elements of hard bop, blues, and soul. On this special date, five master musicians and a producer will come together at the Sportsmen’s Tavern in Buffalo, NY, to pay homage to the genre’s legacy. With a lifetime commitment to this beloved and funky music style, Paradigm Shift will take soul jazz to new places with their original compositions, offering a fresh and innovative sound.  Gerry Youngman commented, “I knew and loved Jimmy Smith, and it is an honor to be one of the people continuing the legacy of soul jazz. My original compositions are from my heart as a way to continue the tradition while we take the music to new places.”

Critically Acclaimed and Noteworthy Collaborations

Paradigm Shift’s previous albums, “Shifting Times” and “Street Expressionism,” have been met with critical acclaim. These albums feature collaborations with some of the world’s most talented musicians, including Wycliffe Gordon, Joe Locke, Gray Mayfield, and Marcus Printup. The talent and expertise of Paradigm Shift’s members are undeniable, with Brian Thomas also serving as the co-leader of the big band Funk powerhouse BT ALC big band and Jared Sims having appeared on over 60 recordings across multiple genres. Additionally, Al Evans, the producer/engineer for this event, is best known as the drummer from the band Soulive and has produced recordings for a diverse range of performers.

Get Your Tickets Now

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of recording history. Secure your spot at the Paradigm Shift live recording concert on July 1st, 2024 at the Sportsmen’s Tavern in Buffalo, NY.

Tickets are available for purchase at ShowClix.

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