The Liquid Crystal Project
The Liquid Crystal Project calls their sound Jazz Hop because it blends the old school be bop of jazz legends like John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and George Duke with hard hitting drums of Hip Hop influences like J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Premier and Pete Rock. A Liquid Crystal Project performance includes everything from Giant Steps by John Coltrane to Gettin Up by Q-Tip. That is why their fans from Europe to Columbus love the uniqueness and versatility each musicians beings to the table.
LCP, as they’re called by their fans, have toured Europe twice and played venues across the U.S. They have hosted many shows including tributes to John Coltrane & Miles Davis (featuring trumpeter Pharez Whitted and emcee John Robinson), Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Guru and Motown’s 50th Anniversary. Collectively and individually they have played alongside Roy Hargrove, K’Naan, Eric Roberson, Ghostface Killah, Rick Ross, Dwele, Raheem Devaughn and Isaac Hayes. They can found regularly playing at some of Columbus’ finest venues and festivals including Vonn Jazz, COMFEST, The Columbus Arts Festival, The Columbus Jazz & Rib Festival among other places.
Band members J Rawls (producer/deejay), Brandon “B Jazz” Scott (keyboards/producer), Rob Riley (drummer) and saxophone players Eddie Bayard. They have released three albums collectively, The Liquid Crystal Project and The Liquid Crystal Project 2 & 3 and are working on a third album this year. Well sought out as producers and sidemen, the musicians have also continued to produce individual projects for many local, national and international artists.
Tuesday, March 7
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: New Harvest Cafe / 1675 Arlington Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211 / (614) 447-8810