Genresjazz with an EDGE, jazz-rock, smooth jazz
LocationDetroit MI United States
Sounds LikeGeorge Benson Boney James
HistoryMember since: 07/06/2013 Year Founded: 2011
- Original material: 02 hrs : 00 min
- Cover material: 00 hrs : 30 min
- CDs released: 2
- CDs sold: 200
- Digital songs sold: 50
- Original Songs:
- Average Draw: 125
- Largest crowd: 300
- Have sound: No PA
Partners In Time is guitarist Phillip Siadi and keyboardist Lenore Paxton who have released their first CD, self-titled "Partners In Time" in 2012, second CD "Sexy Grooves" in 2013. The original material is melody and rhythm driven, written by Siadi & Paxton, subtitled "smooth Jazz with an EDGE" ...
one reviewer calls it ". . . an exciting mix of smooth jazz tunes with a big dose of heavier rhythms & sounds ... fans of Brian Hughes, Boney James, Pat Metheny and instrumental jazz-rock will love Partners In Time ..." The band are veteran jazz players, Ron Otis, drums, Carl "Butch" Small and Larry Fratangelo, percussion, John Baker, bass, and Dave McMurray, saxes . . . all long-time Detroit area pros.
Tracks such as "Scratchin","Itchin" and "Cookie Factory" showcase the hard-edged bluesy guitar and funky sax while "Dream Cruise" and "Sneaky" are melodic and groovy. A collection of five of the tracks have been specially remixed and edited for radio broadcast and released
under the title "SEXY GROOVES".
Musical influences for Siadi range from Al DiMeola, Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Van Halen and Yngwe Malmsteen... for Paxton, (who is classically trained ) earliest influnces were Herbie Hancock, The Crusaders, Spyro Gyra, David Foster and Quincy Jones.
Their aim is to continue to perform live with Partners In Time supporting the CDs, making and recording new music, and continuing to gain air-play and connection with the audience that loves their kind of music.
In August, 2014, "Partners In Time" received a nomination for a prestigious "Hollywood Music In Media" Award for their song "JOY RIDE" in the jazz category. The 2014 Winner of this award will be announced at an awards ceremony/show on November 4, 2014 in Los Angeles.
GO PARTNERS IN TIME!!!
We went to the AMAZING awards ceremony at the Fonda Theater on Hollywood and Vine and had a FABULOUS time even though we did not win (but came in second!!) It was truly an honor to have had Partners In Time nominated along with just four others for this jazz category award. As well as all the other artist nominees from all over the country and the world, we were definitely all winners and it was an awesome experience! And in 2015, 2016, and 2017 3 more tracks from the album were nominated! Marisamba, Cookie Factory, and Dream Cruise were all honored by nominations!