Long Island brothers who have been playing jazz since they were young children continue to entertain, move and uplift their listeners with their music as adults. The Rockville Centre community and beyond are in for an incredible night of great jazz, alternative jazz and and soul…not to mention delicious food and drinks at The Pantry RVC. All are welcome. Tickets are only $30 and includes entrance plus two drink tickets. The performance will take place in the event space (The Back Room) at The Pantry RVC…525 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY. Space is limited so get your tickets today!
Click here to reserve your spot. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mjt-jazz-band-tickets-80610786031
WE ARE MJT
HAILING FROM LONG ISLAND, NY, MJT IS A BAND OF BROTHERS WHO GOT THEIR START PLAYING JAZZ WITH THE YOUNGEST BEING 6 AND THE ELDEST 13. IN 2007 THESE THREE BROTHERS TOOK WHATEVER INSTRUMENTS THEY HAD AVAILABLE TO THEM AND BEGAN TO PERFORM OUTSIDE THEIR LOCAL 7-11 FOR WHOEVER WOULD LISTEN. DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM ARTISTS LIKE HERBIE HANCOCK, JOHN COLTRANE, WEATHER REPORT, BOOKER T, AND OTHERS, THEY WENT ON TO PERFORM SUCH VENUES AS THE APOLLO THEATER, RYE PLAY LAND, OHEKA CASTLE, AND LONG ISLANDS FAMED EAST END WINERIES. THE BROTHERS KEPT PERFECTING THEIR JAZZ FUSION SOUND UNTIL CIRCA. 2014 WHEN THEY DECIDED TO COMPLETELY OVERHAUL THEIR IDENTITY AND MOVE IN THE DIRECTION OF HIGH ENERGY ROCK AND ROLL. DESPITE INITIALLY HAVING MORE OF A GRUNGE SOUND, THE BAND NEVER STOPPED FINE TUNING THEIR SOUND TO TRY AND MELD THEIR JAZZ BACKGROUND WITH THEIR NEWLY FOUND ROCK INFLUENCE. BETWEEN 2015-17 THE BROTHERS RECORDED AND RELEASED THREE EPS AND EMBARKED ON THEIR FIRST TOUR HITTING SXSW AND MANY OTHER VENUES ACROSS THE US. IN RECENT DAYS THEY HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK ON THEIR FIRST FULL LENGTH LP AND FURTHER POLISHING OF THEIR EXTREMELY UNIQUE SOUND WHILE ALSO BACKING UP FORMER MEMBER OF THE LONDON SOULS, TASH NEAL. MATT GODFREY, DAVID GODFREY AND JO GODFREY ARE THE KIND OF MUSICIANS THAT PLAY BECAUSE THEY LOVE IT MORE THAN ANYTHING AND THE KIND OF ARTISTS THAT CREATE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE. MJT IS WHAT’S NEXT.
VOCALS, GUITAR / DAVID GODFREY
KEYBOARD, / MATT GODFREY
DRUMS / JORDAN GODFREY