Musicians | Instrument: Band/orchestra | Location: Syracuse

Clearly inspired by the tradition of true jazz improvisation, yet Time’s Up! glistens with a modern sound.

—JAZZIZ Magazine

Updated: December 15, 2022

Active since: June 5, 1998

E.S.P. is a high energy, contemporary jazz group featuring original music. Their recordings are part jazz, part funk and part world music. Its real jazz, you just won't need your GPS to follow it!.

This exciting jazz quartet's 2009 album Time’s Up! (SPIDER RECORDS) was featured in JAZZIZ magazine. In 2010, the record won a Syracuse Area Music Award (Sammy) for best jazz Recording and continues to receive airplay in more than 120 cities worldwide. In 2012, E.S.P. was voted “Best Jazz Group” in the Syracuse New Times annual reader’s poll.

Their 2011 release, Reach (SPIDER RECORDS), was produced by the Grammy Award-winning bassist of The Yellowjackets, Jimmy Haslip, and features three tracks with legendary keyboardist Jeff Lorber. This year, E.S.P. released Zero Gravity to critical acclaim winning the band its third consecutive SAMMY award.

​E.S.P. has opened for many big jazz names including Chris Boti, The Rippingtons and Jeff Kashiwa’s Sax Pack among others. Members have also backed jazz greats including The New York Voices, Joey DeFrancisco and Martha Reeve


2011 SAMMY Award for best jazz CD of the year 2015 SAMMY Award for best jazz CD of the year 2017 SAMMY Award for best jazz CD of the year Voted Best of Syracuse NewTimes Newspaper


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"E.S.P. created a CD that's rewarding to listen to. You will enjoy the music on this album. Bravo!" -Peter Erskine "True jazz improv, yet glistens with a modern sound" -JAZZIZ MAGAZINE "Al collection or soulful, passionate songs with a combination of excellent musicianship and years of instinctual experience" - Jimmy Haslip, The Yellowjackets "Both jazz purists and contemporary fans can easily enjoy" -Ron Jackson, "5 Stars, Nothing short of awe-inspiring" -C.L. Adams, CASHBOX MAGAZINE "Without hesitation, ESP is the Best Contemporary Jazz Group to emerge from Upstate New York since Spyro Gyra exploded on the National scene three decades ago

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Past Concerts

  Fri, Feb 24
Rome, NY
E.S.P. Jazz Group
Franca's Wine Room
Fri, Feb 24. 6:00 pm
  Tue, Apr 11
Syracuse, NY
E.S.P. Jazz Group
Westhill High School
Tue, Apr 11. 6:00 pm