On the heels of two albums praised by DownBeat Magazine and Jazz Times as innovative, creative, and inspiring, Cowboys & Frenchman will be recording their new album LIVE at Subculture, and you are invited to be part of it. The recorded performance will feature a new suite reflecting a variety of American scenes – a sonic tour of the nation. The work breaks the mold of composition for jazz quintet. “The band makes a glorious sound – more like a larger ensemble at times – providing intriguing, innovative and sublime music,” [Mike Gates, UK Vibe]. Join Cowboys & Frenchmen at SubCulture for the live recording of this musical journey and their third album.
"Innovative as well as inspiring. Electric and emotional. The artistry of the quintet is exemplary.” Travis Rogers, Jr., Jazz Times
Cowboys & Frenchmen is a new take on instrumentation, composition, and orchestration for the jazz quintet. The New York City-based quintet released its debut album Rodeo in 2015 on Outside In Music, which garnered terrific reviews and enjoyed top placement on radio charts. Their 2017 release, Bluer Than You Think, was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Ryan Truesdell, and received a four-star review from Downbeat Magazine. Cowboys & Frenchmen was a featured presenter at the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference. They performed at the D.C. Jazz Festival in 2016 as finalists in the inaugural D.C. JazzPrix Competition, and again in 2017 as a featured artist. They were also selected to perform at Umbria Jazz Festival’s 2017 Conad Jazz Contest, and were semi-finalists in the 2018 M-Prize.