We performed a great set of music as Outgroove, one of the iterations of Central PA jazz groups that myself and Greg Johnson were involved with. The Daily Collegian covered this performance with some great reporting, and it so happens that I recorded the set.
They caught me talking about our music, jazz, and keeping it (funky) fresh:
The band's music is based around improvisation, Heim said. He added the band members try to take the music they listen to and incorporate that into the jazz they play.
"We want to make good music, but also challenge ourselves and stay sounding fresh," Heim said.
As far as influences for the band go, each member has his own which include everything from hip-hop and rock to classical and funk, Heim said.
"Jazz, as a 'living music,' is looking at what came before us as an influence and working off of that, but adding our own spin to it," he added.
Read the article, or listen here!