'UPTOWN' A Modern Review
"Reminiscent of Cotton Club Shows
from days gone by,
The UPTOWN REVIEW showcases sultry standards and silky soul from yesterday and today thickened at the roots of Jazz by Bluesy Swing. Audiences are moved by this high class, soul stirring review"
The Uptown Review is supported by a musically diverse Quintet that adds deep dynamics to the show. Each member is heavily influenced by Jazz, yet adds their own distinct flavor to the mix making them fresh and approachable for audiences. Uptown Review's featured saxophone soloist and vocalist Brian Lange has been an active jazz educator, performer, leader and mentor in music for over 25 years. Known and respected for his rich and full tenor tone, Brian plays soulful melodies and expressive solos, skillfully pairing his musical intuition with any genre. Heat comes from the keys for this Modern Cotton Club Review while the rhythm section holds it all together, supporting the balance for this full expression of Jazz & Blues song. Together they lay a foundation of hot musical bedrock with deep roots in soul to support the dynamic Twyla Birdsong. The Uptown Review is an intimate, embraceable remembrance of Jazz and Blues that audiences feel a part of.