Pull up a chair and transport yourself to New Orleans in the 1920s. Dr. Daylight’s Jazz Co. breathes new life into traditional jazz favorites and transforms "pop" songs into jazz standards.
Since forming in 2018, the Company has experienced steady growth with a self-titled debut album of 12 songs traversing multiple genres with a jazz twist, from “Hotel California” to the American Songbook standard, “On the Sunny Side of the Street.” The song list even includes original compositions by band leader Jake Spinella: “Second Line Snort” and” Boudoir Blues.” The album combines the niche jazz enthusiast with a top 40 listener, creating an inventive and unique musical experience.
Their newest project, Potluck, showcases an evolved sound; rich with brass, rhythm, and special arrangements crafted for the guest vocalists. Recorded at Piety Street Records in May, the Company remains largely influenced by the the great pianists of the era: Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Count Basie, the songs are reminiscent of traditional jazz associations. Arrangements don’t stick with the “rules” of the genre - reconstructing ideas from the Romantic era and even early NOLA funk into 20’s renditions.
Potluck releases August 14, 2021 for purchase and streaming. Read about our album fundraiser that is live now!
Friends of Dr. Daylight's Jazz Company! We are excited to tell you that a second studio album is in the works with an even larger roster of talent. Expanding from our debut album, “Potluck” by Dr. Daylight’s Jazz Co & Friends is a modern version of classic Bourbon Street songs with instrumentation reminiscent of 1920s jazz complete with a full horn section, rhythm section, and guest vocalists: Ray Boudreaux, Julie Williams, Kelli Jones, Linnzi Zaorski, Sasha Massey, Spencer Racca, Rob Pate, and Sarah Robinson.
With this project, we have incurred monumental costs and need to raise money to properly compensate everyone involved and to release the album.
This is where you come in! Please consider sharing and contributing to our Kickstarter campaign --live now!