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About Kassa Overall
Kassa Overall is a jazz musician, emcee, singer, producer and drummer, a
product of New York City’s jazz scene who melds avant-garde experimentation
with hip-hop production techniques to tilt the nexus of jazz and hip-hop in
unmapped directions, reflecting a panoramic musical background from West
Coast G-Funk to the sounds of the New York underground.
In the past two years, Overall has released three critically acclaimed projects: Go
Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz (2019), I THINK I’M GOOD (February 2020),
followed shortly thereafter by a SHADES OF FLU (May 2020), a quarantine
mixtape loosely inspired by Madlib’s Shades of Blue. Whatever the experiment,
Overall remains faithful to the pocket of jazz drums in the tradition of his mentors,
the late Elvin Jones and Billy Hart, with whom he studied at the Oberlin
Conservatory of Music.