The Cosmic Collective at Sambuca

The Cosmic Collective at Sambuca

The Cosmic Collective might be the tightest jazz band I've ever seen.

Granted, I haven't seen many jazz bands.  But I have seen many other bands.  They don't all move as gracefully in and out of themselves as The Cosmic Collective do.  It's one thing to see a well-rehearsed band play a set, but it's quite another to see it done with such ease, such confidence.  

They made it look easy, and had fun doing it.

Their musicianship was flawless.  Each player had that seamless give-and-take that comes only from hours and hours spent practicing and learning and growing together through music.  This is the mark of a real band.  Being connected.  Tapped in.  Audio communication.  The Cosmic Collective is aptly named.

The band played a mix of covers and originals for the Thursday night patrons of Sambuca (located in Nashville's one and only, THE GULCH).  There was a smooth, easy, conversational vibe to the room that they played to with precision.  They put forth a wide dynamic range, yet never got so loud as to be unable to hear your date.  Some playful banter between songs, fun dance moves, and a knockout voice backed by top level musicians make The Cosmic Collective a group to keep on your radar.  

To do so, you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram, or go directly to their website.

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