– "A band of world-class jazz virtuosos... truly incredible musicians of unique style and remarkable talent".
– LA Variety Magazine
After a decade of busy touring life across four continents, sharing stage and studio with artists like Buena Vista Social Club, Chucho Valdes, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding, Herbie Hancock, Marc Almond, and Quincy Jones, a few seasoned musicians got together in Los Angeles for a new beginning.
Meet Future Sound Orchestra, ear candy and a fine music collective, whose tastefully selected repertoire mixes classy smooth jazz and legendary funk with fresh interpretations of time-proven R&B and soul hits to deliver equally entertaining and aesthetically fulfilling musical experience.
This truly international act draws a plethora of inspirations and influences from the musicians’ rich and diverse cultural backgrounds. The band was conceived after Latin Grammy and Hollywood in Music Awards winning producer and saxophonist Gen Nady met Berklee trained bassist/composer Oleg Smirnov, who is of Russian descent. The two were soon joined by Italian keyboardist Marco Apicella, a jazz scholar resident at University of Southern California. Eventually, Cuban drums virtuoso Ramses Rodrigues added his signature touch. The band's artistic performances often feature special guest instrumentalists and vocalists: recently the quartet had jazz guitar prodigy Egor Scherbina contributing to the sonic palette.
Future Sound Orchestra play big and think big. With the 2019 performance dates filling up quickly, the collective is looking forward to a national tour and a Grammy nomination in 2020.