Organized Crime celebrates release
of debut recording
at Gasa Gasa, 3/16

New Orleans funk continues to grow and develop. Organized Crime, the latest group to take up the mantle, will celebrate the release of Kiss The Ring, their debut recording, tomorrow night at Gasa Gasa. Miss Mojo opens.

The trio has only been around for a couple of years, but they have evolved from their beginnings as a typical 1960s style jazz organ trio into a much more modern sound reflecting the youth of the members and the collision of jazz and funk.

The band features Andriu Yanovski on synths, keyboards, and vocals, Henry Green on guitar, and Patrick Kelleher on drums. Initially influenced by the greats from the heyday of organ jazz like Jimmy Smith, Organized Crime also listened intently to second and third generation organ-based groups like Soulive and Medeski, Martin and Wood.

As the group developed, they began to enlarge their sonic palette by adding a dynamic array of effects on top of the standard instrumentation of organ, guitar, and drums. Add vocals to the mix and you have a winning combination of funk and jazz, which is bound to get the dance floor moving.

Kiss The Ring was produced by Chris Finney, a Grammy-award winning engineer who has worked with many veteran New Orleans artists including Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, the Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk as well as bands of more recent vintage including the Revivalists and Naughty Professor.

Show time is 9 PM. $7 advance tickets are available here.

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