Souljazz Orchestra is a Canadian Afrobeat band based in Ottawa, Canada, that has had success in touring Canada and Europe.

The band has six members:

  • Pierre Chrétien – electric piano, clavinet, organ, percussion, guitar, bass, vocals
  • Marielle Rivard – shekere, tambourine, vocals
  • Steve Patterson – tenor sax, percussion, vocals
  • Ray Murray – baritone sax, percussion, vocals
  • Zakari Frantz – alto sax, flute, percussion, vocals
  • Philippe Lafrenière – drums, percussion, vocals

And so Ottawa’s  finest purveyors of afrobeat rhythms, cosmic jazz modes and soulful thump are back with a monster of an album, already being hailed by the likes of Gilles Peterson & others as some of the band’s finest work. Rising Sun came out February 16th on Strut records and is available in stores, iTunes and other digital platforms.


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