A full house at Barga Jazz Club this evening thanks to a flying visit to Barga by a group of top musicians from USA.
Originally from Washington, DC’s Jazz and Reggae scenes, give them the recipe for the original Jamaican Ska, throw a dose of Soul in the mix, shake well, and the result is Eastern Standard Time.
Initially a Be Bop influenced Ska-Jazz supergroup, Eastern Standard Time has matured over more than two decades, adding Rocksteady, Reggae, Latin, Dub, Soul, and even Spy Jazz into their repertoire to create a new sound that has been dubbed “Caribbean Beat.”
They are here in Europe for a hectic three week tour taking in France, Holland, Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland and of course …. The Barga Jazz Club.
Eastern Standard Time is a world-class act, with dozens of tours of The United States, Canada, and Europe to their credit. They can also lay claim to being the first U.S. band
of their genre to tour in Russia. Having performed with classic Jamaican artists such as Mr. Symarip, Charley Organaire and Derrick Morgan, EST has cut their teeth with the originators of the style, including releasing a live album backing Derrick Morgan that was recorded at the 2017 Supernova International Ska Festival.
Their discography has brought them acclaim from as close as their own hometown–where they were dubbed “one of Washington’s best bands” by the Washington Post– to far flung areas of the globe such as Argentina, Russia, Indonesia and Venezuela; just a few of the places where Eastern Standard Time’s songs receive regular radio airplay.
Eastern Standard Time hit the studio in early 2018, producing a new album featuring all the styles they are known for and are planning several international tours to support its release.
Eastern Standard Time has been featured on many International Music Festivals and TV specials and the band’s music can be heard in movie soundtracks and on radio stations around the world. Eastern Standard Time’s exciting live performances are guaranteed to get your feet moving. Their unforgettable style and impeccable musicianship bring pleasure to the ears of all listeners; proving that they can bring the house down, time and “Eastern Standard Time” again
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