The Side Project is a collective of musicians made up of a saxophone quartet and pairing it with drums, bass, and soul singers. On their new effort titled “Everything I Do” they team up with vocalist Alita Moses and emcee Scienze. The record is a smooth blend of jazz, marching band style music, and neo-soul with Moses taking the frontline with her lush, honeyed vocals that engulf the horn-driven and somewhat rousing backdrop. The theme of the track is about pure love between individuals and it sure exudes from the energy each player gives on the track. ScienZe also comes through with a solid performance.
The Side Project started playing at the NYC subway, continued with a series of viral FB live videos, went to open to the New York Philharmonic and have recently released their second album to raving reviews. The band was started in 2013 by Eyal Hai, Alto player and lead arranger for the group, along with his friends, Eden Bareket on Bari, Arnan Raz on Tenor, and Hailey Niswanger on Soprano, who were already starting to make a name for themselves in the NYC Jazz Scene. Since then, they have opened for the New York Philharmonic, performed at The Brooklyn Bowl, The Knitting Factory, the Art Institute of NYC, and many other prestigious venues and events.