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Jazz Quartet Performance: Michael-Louis Smith & Brooklyn Circle

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Michael-Louis Smith + Brooklyn Circle celebrates 20 years of bringing high energy original jams to listeners in NYC and beyond. The group features world renowned saxophonist Stacy Dillard (Stevie Wonder, The Roots), bassist Diallo House (Digable Planets), guitarist Michael-Louis Smith (Nneka), and drummer Ismail Lawal (Brian Jackson). The musicians in the band, all of whom are also composers, are an integral part of the modern jazz scene at home in New York and around the world.

Brooklyn Circle delivers a powerhouse live show that includes virtuosic soloists, cutting edge original compositions, telepathic band interplay and has a certain inexplicable aspect to the music. This brotherhood of like minds and sprits has crafted a unique sound, style and singular vision from years of performing together and they cite influences as diverse as Miles Davis, The Grateful Dead, John Coltrane, Bob Marley, and the Wu-Tang Clan.

Their newest album MLS and Brooklyn Circle “Live In VT” (2018) is available on all platforms including iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.