The Greyboy Allstars Biography (Wikipedia)
The Greyboy Allstars are a jazz band who released their fourth album, Inland Emperor, in 2013.
The band came together in 1994, when a select group of musicians were asked to perform at a record release party for the landmark acid jazz and club staple “Freestylin” by San Diego’s DJ Greyboy, who was well known for spinning `70s soul and funk. The group enjoyed playing together, and decided to continue on as a band. The Greyboy Allstars started playing weekly at San Diego’s now defunct Green Circle, weekends at San Francisco’s Elbo Room and various clubs throughout Europe. By playing danceable boogaloo music within the soul and jazz genres, they became very popular both nationally and internationally.
The lineup of the band remains nearly the same, with Karl Denson on horns, flute, and vocals, Robert Walter on keyboards, Elgin Park (a.k.a. Michael Andrews) on guitars and vocals, and Chris Stillwell on bass. Original drummer Zak Najor was replaced by Aaron Redfield, an old friend of the band and frequent collaborator. While DJ Greyboy is no longer a member of the band, he remains a central figure in their artistic output, having introduced the band to many of the records that inspire their sound, produced their first album and appeared on 2007′s What Happened to Television?
The Greyboy Allstars Tracks