"They combine contrasting styles so flawlessly, it's breathtaking.
Like a sleek, fast rollercoaster, the music challenges
listeners to hold on tight and enjoy the ride."
- Bob Baur / Music Connection Magazine
 
 

PRESENT TENSE Originals (aka PTJazz) brings instrumental compositions into a new era. By blending driving grooves with textures of R&B, rock, funk, pop and touches of Latin, the ensemble creates a fresh sound that is as sophisticated as it is accessible. Present Tense is a "Jazz Jam Band Experience" exhibiting a blend of original compositions with unique renditions of contemporary classics.

"Present Tense is a group to watch closely"
Matt Cibula / Music Critic.com

Listen to a short medley introducing Present Tense's latest
CD SMOOTH TALKIN'!.

The band's 2008 CD release of Smooth Talkin' is currently on over 60 radio stations and syndicated programs across the US and has achieved #31 on the national Top 50 Jazz Charts, and #2 on the Jazz Indie Charts.

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"When they play, you can just sit back and enjoy
the energy as your senses take a
much needed vacation."
~Bob Leggett / Music Connection Magazine