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This ensemble seeks to push the envelope in defying musical genres, with hints of AfroBeat, Rock, Jazz, and Soul music all nicely woven together.

It’s all dance music for this group and a chance for pure musical expression that’s sure to have any audience on the floor and having a great time! When not performing in the Raleigh-Durham area, Al Strong balances his non-profit responsibilities, adjunct trumpet professorship in the jazz studies program at his alma mater, NCCU with traveling and performing. He is regularly booked in jazz scenes up and down the East coast, frequenting cities such as New York, DC, and Atlanta. He has headlined his own shows at the BlueNote Jazz Festival, the Winter Jazz Fest, Blues Alley, and a host of other clubs. At the heart of Strong’s work ethic is dedication to building a brand based on good, honest music that connects with and speaks to the listener’s hearts.  

Official Al Strong website

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