The Oatmeal Jazz Combo

The song title “Straight A-Head” sums up The Oatmeal Jazz Combo’s stylistic focus. Since the original members first met at New York’s Stony Brook University, the band has been passionate about mainstream jazz and the chemistry that they found playing together. (The “oatmeal”, in the group’s title, refers to the beige soundproofing installed in Stony Brook’s basement rehearsal area. Although geographically dispersed, the members still manage to meet up occasionally. This was thanks to their persistence, which earned them the attention of Downbeat.

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