About HalleluJazz Project
Silver Spring, MD
HalleluJazz Project was organized in 2002 by Nigerian drummer/composer, Tosin Aribisala. With band members from different parts of Afrika and the United States, the band consists of well-talented and professional musicians with great passion for music.
According to Tosin, he is trying to bring forth a cross-cultural musical spectrum with his band by merging his traditional Afrikan musical concept with a blend of jazz elements, gospel, and other contemporary music genres in order to thrill and inspire the 21st century music listeners with his original compositions.
Besides the intrumentals, most of Tosin's compositions are lyrical, which he writes in English and his native Nigerian language - Yoruba.
Other project that Tosin has been involved in recently is the Drum Monologue - a concept he developed.
This idea is a web of lyrical, groovy, melodic, and jazzy patterns on the drumset with predominantly Yoruba musical idiom as inherent in the "talking drum" style. The Drum Monologue is sometimes accompanied by a vocal ensemble and a percussion ensemble.
The Drum Monologue CD has just been released as a follow-up to HalleluJazz Project's debut album.
For more info on HalleluJazz Project and Drum Monologue, please visit www.teegroove.com