I am now a 2016-2017 Jazz Residency Artist at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Kimmel Center Performances TBA. New music coming. Sign up for my Newsletter email subscribers list with your email address and get a free download from my CD. See latest blog for more info.. Your comments are encouraged and welcome!
'FEELS BETTER THAN IT SOUNDS' on JKM recorded over the course of a year and a half is the latest offering from this composer musician.
The music consists of all original jazz, contemporary jazz-fusion compositions. The music was composed with the intent to engage the listener with an uplifting, joyful, toe tapping happy feeling through out the experience.
'Feels Better Than It Sounds' has made the top ten list on several different radio stations since its release and has been receiving great reviews.
Click the player and give a listen. We dare you to try and not move your body, or tap your feet while listening…go on and try it!
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Enjoy the Jawanza Kobie Quartet .Always a stellar performance by the band!-UBON THAI CUISINE
Jawanza’s compositions is LIFE – high-energy, intellligent – but JAMMIN’!!!!
Rotcod Zzaj-Improvijazzation Magazine
Across 10 original tracks, all but one of which is an instrumental, West Philadelphia keyboardist Jawanza Kobie crafts a layered, deeply enjoyable amalgam on the new release Feels Better Than It Sounds.
Nick DeRiso - Something Else Reviews
Feels Better Than It Sounds (JKM ***), The set feels like a cross between Pat Metheny and Grover Washington Jr. Kobie dabbles with smooth jazz, but the session is deeper than that.
Karl Stark - The Philadelphia Inquirer