Nu Jazz refers to a style of music that blends jazz textures, jazz instrumentation r&b, hip hop, funk, dance music and free improvisation. Sivad Kered proun: (Siv-Vodd Ker-Red) truly upholds the definition serving up a generous helping of tasty jazz jambalaya, certain to satiate the craving for good music. Combine progressive jazz jam session solos, generously seasoned with Afro/Latin percussion over smooth house, soulful lounge and funky R&B tracks and you get the debut release 'Early Bird'. Sivad has created a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience, painting diverse jazz instrumentation on a contemporary canvass. Inspired by St. Germaine, but clearly in his own unique style of progressive jazz fusion, Sivad has managed to take digital music production to a warm yet very funky place. With an earthy, soulful texture each song stands alone, comfortably blurring the distinction between the nu jazz, groove, smooth and acid jazz styles. Many of Sivad Kered's jazz influences are found in the sound; legendary artists such as Herbie Hancock, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Miles Davis, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Ronnie Laws, Hubert Laws, Roy Ayers, Ronnie Jordan, Leonard 'Doc' Gibbs, Airto Moreira, Fela and Femi Kuti. Classic Bands Mandrill, Earth Wind & Fire, Osibia and Tower of Power are also favorites. The Nu Jazz interpretations of Sivad Kered, a refreshing, exciting and entertaining musical journey, so fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride.