Perhaps the appeal of Bjorkestra can be best summed up by the fact that Travis, despite a jazz background that includes a book of Eric Dolphy transcriptions, does not try to recreate Björk or simply do a standard big band jazz arrangements. Starting from the first arrangement he did in 1998 - "Hyberballad" - Sullivan has aimed more to reproduce the emotions in Björk's songs; and it's this emotional approach that takes Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra beyond the norm and even beyond jazz into a wonderful zone, as Sullivan says "between the cracks." Welcome to a new zone.
Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra Enjoy! was produced by Jason Miles, the Emmy-nominated and Grammy-winning producer, keyboardist and recording artist whose numerous collaborations include work with artists like Miles Davis, Sting,and Chaka Khan.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Feb 25 7:30P CD Release Party @ The Jazz Standard! - New York, New York
Mar 5 - 8:30P Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, California
Mar 6 - 8:00P SF Jazz Festival, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum - San Francisco, California
Mar 7 - 9:00P Harlow's Night Club - Sacramento, California
Mar 9 - 9:00P Safari Sam's - Hollywood, California
Mar 11 - 8:00P Soho Restaurant and Night Club - Santa Barbara, California
Mar 12 7:30P Anthology - San Diego, California
"If Björk is chocolate and jazz is peanut butter, then Bjorkestra is a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup." — SF Chronicle
"Bjorkestra proves its point nicely...The music of Björk does indeed make a splendid launching pad for big band arrangements and improvisation." — Boston Globe
"(Becca) Stephens is a stunning singer...(She) brings torch singer heat." — Relix