They’ve become one of the most innovative electro-acoustic jazz ensembles… Jackets XL offers not only a seamless, sophisticated, kaleidoscopic jazz collaboration, it also reveals Yellowjackets’ musical evolution through taste, variety, imagination, and genuine surprise,” states ALL ABOUT JAZZ (2022 Review of GRAMMY® Award Nominated Album ‘Jackets XL’).
2x-GRAMMY® Award-Winning & 18x-GRAMMY® Award Nominated YELLOWJACKETS were Nominated for a 2022 GRAMMY® Award for "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album" ('Jackets XL') and a 2023 GRAMMY® Award for "Best Jazz Instrumental Album" ('Parallel Motion'). Yellowjackets have had massive worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success. With 26 albums recorded throughout their storied 35+ year history, the Yellowjackets have performed countless sold-out tours. Over the years the band has undergone numerous lineup changes. Never failing to rise to the inevitable challenges of adjustment, the Yellowjackets - Russell Ferrante (Keyboards), William Kennedy (Drums), Bob Mintzer (Saxophone) - have maintained an extraordinarily high quality of musicianship. "Thirty-nine years in and still dropping cracking grooves and catchy melodies...they've retained an instantly recognizable sound: knotty drum grooves, brain-glued melodies, clever harmonies, and extended, rip-roaring solos," says JAZZ TIMES.