The Uptown Jazz Tentet is one of the most dynamic large jazz ensembles to emerge in 2016.  Founded and led collaboratively by trumpeter Brandon Lee and trombonists Willie Applewhite & James Burton III, the band is comprised of ten of the most venerable and ubiquitous young sidemen in all of jazz.  The compositional styles of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Quincy Jones, Gil Evans, Wayne Shorter and Wynton Marsalis inform the ethos of this powerhouse group, shaping the band's unique and unmistakable sound.

Collective sidemen credits include:

Clark Terry, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Ron Carter, Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, Slide Hampton, Kenny Barron, Curtis Fuller, Tom Harrell, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, Al Foster, Eddie Henderson, Jon Faddis, Michel Legrand, Doc Severinson, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Monty Alexander, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Marcus Miller, Lewis Nash, Peter Bernstein, Roy Hargrove, Lew Soloff, Richard Bona, Benny Green, Robin Eubanks, Eric Reed, Stefon Harris, Jeff Hamilton, Greg Osby, Terrell Stafford, Ben Wolfe, Brad Mehldau, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Diane Schuur, Jane Monheit, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Ray Charles Orchestra, Lionel Hampton Orchestra, The Maria Schneider Orchestra, The Mingus Band, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Fat Cat Big Band.  As well as… Blood, Sweat & Tears, Rihanna, Usher, Lady Gaga, Paul Simon, Alicia Keys, Anthony Hamilton, Michael Buble' and Demi Lovato.

Debut album, There It Is, released March 1, 2017 on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, GooglePlay & in our online store, cracked the Jazz Week Chart Top 20 at #18 after 4 weeks.



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