CHAOS THEORIES is out now!

12 04 2022 - Re-release!

So good news... For its 20th anniversary, Do Right! Music is re-releasing our long out-of-print album Freedom No Go Die on orange double vinyl! This means it'll have our version of the Pharoah Sanders / Leon Sanders classic "The Creator Has a Masterplan" on wax for the first time (the original single LP didn't have the room.)

The albums come out June 10th 2022 - they've only pressed 500 copies, but you can pre-order now if you like.

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13 09 2019 - Police The Police

So not only does our new album Chaos Theories come out today, but New York City's Ghettoblaster Magazine also just premiered our first official video from the album, coupé-décalé rabble-rouser "Police The Police".

The song was inspired by the events that led to the untimely death of our Ottawa neighbour Mr. Abdiraman Abdi. The court case against the police officers involved is currently in progress, let's hope justice prevails.

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13 09 2019 - It's out!

"This is very much a political album, no doubt, but in true Souljazz fashion, it serves as a bustling backdrop for some of the finest performances of their career." (9/10) Exclaim!

Our new album Chaos Theories comes out today in finer record stores and online!

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14 08 2019 - Well Runs Dry

Today we release another new single from our upcoming album Chaos Theories, a soulful acoustic spiritual jazz anthem called "Well Runs Dry", featuring drummer/percussionist Philippe Lafrenière on vocals, and rousing solos from Ed Lister on trumpet and Steve Patterson on tenor sax...

The Souljazz Orchestra - Well Runs Dry >>

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23 07 2019 - General Strike

So we've got another new tune for ya from our upcoming album Chaos Theories... The Souljazz Orchestra's own Ray Murray digs into his Jamaican-Canadian roots on the ruff & tuff punk/reggae anthem "General Strike", which features him on lead vocals and baritone sax. This is a badass one, turn dem speakers up!

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The album's already available for pre-order, be the first one on your block with a copy:

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09 07 2019 - Chaos Theories

So big news... We're droppin' a brand new album, Chaos Theories, on Friday September 13th!

Now this is a fierce one - a mix of future soul, tropical groove and free jazz improv, all approached with a bit of a post-punk vibe...

We've already got a taste for you up on YouTube, a dark disco-tinged track called "House Of Cards" that takes a thinly veiled swipe at the current US administration... Check it out:

The Souljazz Orchestra - House Of Cards >>

Man, we're psyched about this record - it'll be on Do Right! Music in Canada and Strut Records in the rest of the world, and we'll have it in vinyl LP, CD, cassette, and digital formats.

We've got a massive international release tour lined up as well, almost 30 concerts, in 8 different countries, on both sides of the Atlantic. Tickets are already on sale for most shows, snatch em up while you can.

Stay tuned...

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18 12 2018 - ¡Mexico!

On Saturday February 16th, the Souljazz Orchestra makes its Latin American debut at the Carnaval de Bahidorá, set in the beautiful Las Estacas Parque Natural in the Morelos region of Mexico, joining an already stacked line-up of some of our fav artists... This one's gunna be a whole other level of epicness.

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18 06 2018 - Hoppin' Da Pond

Aw right, so we've got a busy summer comin' up: after a Canada Day show in Ottawa, we head over to Europe, where we'll be hittin' up Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, and the UK... See you on the other side!

We'd also like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for making this tour possible with their funding support.
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11 12 2017 - T Plays It Cool

We have limited-edition made-in-USA Souljazz Orchestra t-shirts available, to celebrate the end of the World Tour! Available while quantities last...

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25 11 2017 - Black Friday

So there's a Black Friday sale on all Souljazz Orchestra albums! All vinyl LPs and CDs on CD Baby are 10% off until midnight this Friday November 24th - that includes the new one, Under Burning Skies, plus the complete hard-to-find back catalogue - limited quantities available.

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02 11 2017 - Off-The-Floor

So CBC Music shot a live Souljazz Orchestra concert at their studios in Toronto a few weeks back, and they just made the whole thing available on YouTube! Here are some of our favourite tracks:

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The Souljazz Orchestra - Dog Eat Dog (Live) >>
The Souljazz Orchestra - Adawe Boogie (Live) >>

The rest of the concert is also available here.

By the way, we just finished up an amazing month-long European tour, massive packed shows just about everywhere, a huge thanks to everyone that made it possible. Now we're keepin' on in Canada, hittin' up Waterloo, Toronto, Hamilton, Gatineau, Québec and Montréal, don't sleep!

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22 09 2017 - Bomb Drops

It's out! Our new album Under Burning Skies comes out today in vinyl LP, cassette, CD, and digital formats, online and in your better record stores...
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12 09 2017 - Dog Eat Dog

So big news - our first video is now out! New York City's Mass Appeal just premiered the vid for our new single, "Dog Eat Dog", the opening track from our upcoming album Under Burning Skies, check it out:

The Souljazz Orchestra - Dog Eat Dog >>

22 08 2017 - First Play Live

We're gonna be on TV! We'll be playin' a 1-hour concert for the CBC, which is gonna be filmed and recorded, then used for TV, radio, and other stuff.

The actual show is sold-out, but you can stream it live as it happens on the CBC Music Facebook Page at 7PM on Wednesday September 13th.

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10 07 2017 - Under Burning Skies

So brace yourselves, there's a brand new Souljazz Orchestra album, Under Burning Skies, comin' out September 22nd! We explore new territory on this one, pullin' out dusty 1980s synthesizers and drum machines for the first time, and incorporating lo-fi disco, boogie and electro touches to our trademark horn arrangements and earthy analogue sound.

We've already got a taste for you up on Soundcloud and YouTube, a spacey electro-funk flavoured track called "Lufunki", bringin' the Afro styles to Beat Street, and featurin' our very own Ray Murray on bari sax and lead MC duties... It was just previewed last Friday by our peeps at FIP in France and Greedy For Best Music in Germany, and currently sits at #1 on the Spotify Global Funk playlist, check it out!

The Souljazz Orchestra - Lufunki >>

Man, we're stoked for this album to come out - it'll be on Do Right! Music in Canada and Strut Records in the rest of the world, and we'll have it in vinyl LP, CD, cassette, and digital formats. You can pre-order the album here.

We've got a massive international release tour lined up as well, almost 30 concerts, in 10 different countries, on both sides of the Atlantic...

Stay tuned for more details!

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13 03 2017 - Harmagedon

New Souljazz Orchestra track! And it's free if you hurry up!

The Souljazz Orchestra - Harmagedon

Well, new old track anyways... Our Canadian label, Do Right! Music, is turning 15 years old this year, and they'll be celebrating by releasing an EP of all sorts of unreleased gems by The Souljazz Orchestra, Atlantis Jazz Ensemble, The Soul Motivators, and others... "Harmagedon" is a vintage unreleased Souljazz track we recorded quite a few years back... The vibe didn't quite fit in with the other stuff we were putting out at the time, so it stayed in the vaults... Until now!

Oh, and by the way, we've also got two Do Right 15 concerts coming up soon, in Ottawa on Friday March 24th, and in Toronto, on Saturday April 8th, with lots of special guests... Don't sleep!

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12 08 2016 - Coming Home

So we're back in Canada for the next few months, hitting up venues across Ontario and Québec, while working on a new album at the same time! Check out the full schedule for show details.
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11 04 2016 - Africa!

So big news! Souljazz is heading over to Abidjan, in Côte d'Ivoire, on Sunday May 8th 2016, to play its first concert ever on African soil, for l'Émoi du Jazz International Festival. For our Ivoirian brothers and sisters, we've prepared a special mix of coupé-décalé, zouglou, jazz, and all sorts of other phonky stuff, this one's not to be missed if you're in the area.

We then come back to Canada to headline Westfest in Ottawa on Saturday June 4th. The line-up's looking good, this year's especially heavy on the 613, can't wait.

And finally, after that, we take off for Europe for most of the summer. Looks like we're hitting up France, the UK, Ireland, Germany and Italy so far, but we're still adding more dates. We'll keep you posted!

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