Nattali Rize + Jah Works + FeelFree – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – June 14th, 2017

Nattali Rize + Jah Works + FeelFree

All Good Presents

Nattali Rize + Jah Works + FeelFree

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

GA $15 | Premier Plus $25

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

Nattali Rize
Nattali Rize
NATTALI RIZE steps off tour with Michael Franti & Spearhead to bring her show for the first time to the Jammin Java in full force!

Ask her where she comes from and she’ll tell you “All directions.” It’s an apt description of a singer who defies boundaries; culturally, musically and spiritually. The Nattali Rize debut album “Rebel Frequency” hit the streets in March 2017 to high acclaim, with a worldwide top 10 chart impact, Debuting at #2 on Billboard Reggae charts in the USA.

“One of the nation’s most refreshing voices” - Rolling Stone.

2017 has been non stop for the act, with extensive international tours through USA, Europe, Australia & New Zealand so far, with epic summer tour coming up. They recently completed a 6 week National Tour with cali reggae favs Tribal Seeds in February / March, where they rocked the 9.30 club stage in Washington. They now return to the USA opening for the legendary Michael Franti & Spearhead on a string of east coast dates, and will break away mid tour for their own headline show at the Jammin Java on June 14th.

“Nattali is a bright light in the world with a vision that extends beyond the stage.” - Michael Franti (Spearhead)

"You are an inseparable part of this Mission, and this Mission is #FullFreedom...through Music. To achieve it there's only one way to Rize, and that's #Together. We are very excited to announce to our Vienna VA & Washington DC fam that we are coming thru this June 14th to bring these Rebel Frequencies to you directly!” - Nattali Rize

The band is known for their epic, high energy, thought provoking and uplifting live performances, with a heavy global tour schedule, the international group (Australia/Jamaica) delivers a raw energy and vibe, channeling a deep reggae influence in a New Era Style. But this is more than genre labels. The music, message & intention transcends. Get ready to be moved!

“They Present as an Army on a mission!” - Deb Kloeden

Catch this one off show Live at Jammin Java, Vienna, VA June 14th
with special guest local acts: Jah Works + FeelFree
Jah Works
Jah Works
If you answered yes to this question, chances are you are already familiar with Baltimore’s own Jah Works . If you are new to the band, you are in for a musical treat of positive vibes and uncompromising roots rock reggae music.

Jah Works is a true grassroots success story that emerged from Baltimore’s reggae scene over 20 years ago. This is music made by and for lovers of real, authentic reggae music. Consistently performing hundreds of shows a year worldwide, they have forged their sound in clubs, festivals and on the sun drenched beaches of Negril. Their sound is firmly planted in the roots of Jamaican music and culture, encompassing rock steady, reggae, and elements of dancehall and dub. What Jah Works does best is introduce the novice music listener to the fullness of reggae music and culture.

Formed in 1993, the band found their identity while listening to the song “Jah Works” by the classic Jamaican vocal group The Gladiators. Lyrics like “I’m a man of prayer, none of my doings, shall ever go wrong…” and “Jah hear I when I cry” resonated with the members, and so Jah Works was moved to begin writing their own original reggae music. Starting with “Feast or Famine” in 1994, the band has recorded and released 9 albums to date. They have sold over 100,000 copies independently, and with the upcoming release of “Believe”, Jah Works is set to take their music to even higher heights.

Longtime fans know that the Jah Works sound consists of strong vocals over heavy duty original reggae riddims. After a brief hiatus, founding member and original front man, Scotty P. has returned to lead the brothers forward into new musical territory. Together with the rest of the group, they have come up with their best album to date, “Believe” which will be released in 2016. The new album brings the group's evolution full circle, with lush, horn drenched roots reggae music. Mixed by some of reggae music’s top producers, including Jim Fox (Lion & Fox) Tippy I (I Grade), Jason “Jocko” Randall (JBB), Nathan Sabanayagam (Chillhouse Studios), and Baltimore’s own Steve Wright (Wrightway), Jah Works’ latest and greatest effort will cement their standing as one of the finest reggae bands to ever come out of the United States.
Born and bred in the cultural melting pot that is Washington D.C.'s metro area where people and music from all over the world interact daily, FeelFree's music is a genre-bending sound. Blending reggae, rock, funk, and jazz influences, their live show "floats like a hummingbird and stings like a bee" with soaring, blues-tinged guitar over smooth vocal melodies amidst heavy grooves and huge horn-lines.

In 2004, Andrew Pfeiffer (vocals/guitar/trombone), Evan Hulehan (guitars/vocals/production), and Bryan Frank (drums) began composing original tunes and playing cover songs together while enrolled in George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, VA. After adding Garret Clausen on bass/vocals/saxophone and Colin Cantfil on trumpet in 2010, FeelFree began writing, recording, and performing sporadically in and around the Washington D.C. area packing up places like Jammin Java, The Fish Market of Old Town Alexandria, and Rock & Roll Hotel. Over the course of 2010-2012, the band independently home-recorded, produced, and released an album’s worth of material helping to build buzz about the group in the Washington D.C. metro area while they finished up school.

After winning Deli Magazine: D.C.’s Emerging Artist of the Month award, the band embarked on their first ever regional tour in July of 2013 before entering Arlington VA's historic Inner Ear Studios (where D.C. legends like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, and SOJA crafted their sound) to record their next EP. FeelFree independently released The Ebb Tide EP in December 2013 at a packed album-release show in Old Town Alexandria, VA. The result, The Ebb Tide EP, is a beautiful whirlwind of different sounds, influences, and genres. Ranging from the album's huge opening track,"The Motions”, to the album's closing track, a quiet but soulful acoustic ballad "After the Heatwave”, the band crafted an 8 song album that is both upbeat and serene at the same time.

Once finished with school, the band toured up and down the East Coast from Miami, FL to Burlington, VT throughout 2014-2015 while the group consisted of Pfeiffer, Hulehan, Frank, Clausen, Cantfil and Davey Hoen on keyboards. In early 2016, FeelFree enlisted Jack Kilby, a longtime friend of the band and well respected drummer also from Alexandria, VA to be Bryan Frank's full-time replacement on drums. Now more than two years in the works, the band is currently finishing their next full length album, having already released the album’s first two singles, “Fishery” and “Right By Her" in early 2016.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180