Led by saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk, The Jazz Update is one of the top professional jazz groups in the DC/MD/VA area. The Jazz Update’s combined bio reads like a who’s-who of jazz and modern music, with performances and recordings with the likes of Sonny Stitt, John Aebercrombie, Marcus Miller, Mose Allison, Eric Alexander and many more. This is a seasoned band that knows how to get an audience engaged, enthralled, and on it’s feet.
Formed in 2004, this heavy hitting quartet is comprised of some of the top-call players in the mid-Atlantic. These seasoned pros have played festivals and clubs across the US, with numerous shows at the top local venues - Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, the Smithsonian, many local universities, and The White House.
Both of the Jazz Update’s CD releases quickly climbed the jazz radio charts in the US and Canada, and achieved stellar success in the world of high tech music sourced through high speed cable, Internet and broadband. “Here Today” was a Jazz Top 40 airplay favorite, and their “Brotherhood” album garnered rave reviews from critics across North America and the world.
The music (both original compositions and re-imaginations of classic jazz standards) is fresh, memorable, and beautifully executed. With many African and world-based rhythms and harmonies, the music of Jeff Antoniuk and The Jazz Update is perfectly suited to the global setting of modern festivals and clubs. This band knows how to deliver.