The Urban Renewal Project is an L.A. based big band that is blurring the lines between music genres. Their influences include jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, and pop. With a large horn section, a singer, and a rapper, The Urban Renewal Project is out to set new trends in the world of music.
Saxophonist and band leader R.W. Enoch shares his journey through music, and how he began formulating the idea for the band in order to make jazz music more accessible to his peers. Elmer Demond also opens up about his early days rapping around Kansas City, including his recollection of a 3-hour rap battle with the top rapper at the University of Missouri.
Both R.W. and Elmer are excited by many of the new opportunities that have been presented to the band as a result of their hard work and vision. The Urban Renewal Project is currently on tour with Camp Lo promoting their new album 21st Century Ghost.
Related show links:
- The Urban Renewal Project Official Website
- 21st Century Ghost
- URP @ Wallis-Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts| Sunday, 8 October | Tickets
- URP @ Topanga Community Center| Sunday, 15 October | Tickets
- URP on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Spotify