For 2005, Gary Crosby has launched a brand new project, a new band and new album! The project, Motorcity Roots, embraces the legacy of the Motown label and its enormous contribution to the world of great music.
The new 12-piece Jazz Jamaica combo features a rejuvenated, multicultural, world class line-up including leading hornsmen Denys Baptiste (tenor sax), Abram Wilson (trumpet/vocals), Harry Brown (trombone); the rocking rhythm section of Gary Crosby (double bass), Alex Wilson (piano/keys), Robin Banerjee (guitar), Satin Singh (percussion), Rod Youngs (drums); and featuring the powerful, soulful vocals of Juliet Roberts, Mary Pearce and rising star vocalists Zara Macfarlane and Wesley Lucas.
The Motorcity Roots album and show will appeal to young and older audiences alike (especially those who grew up on a staple diet of Motown music), to serious listeners, and to those who simply want to party! With their big, bold, brassy horns and skanking rhythm section, the Motorcity roots Motown show guarantees to get audiences Dancing In The
Street and carries a Health Warning: Jazz Jamaica can seriously wear out your shoes!