Thursday, May 29, 2014

Airborne - Touching the Morning Sun - Music Video

Watch the Touching the Morning Sun - CD Version - Inspirational - Motivating  - Contemporary Jazz - Latin Jazz - World Music Video - New Single - Radio Edit - Going for Radio Adds from the Silver Skies - Airborne - 25th Anniversary CD. Help support Airborne and request airplay to your favorite local or internet stations - One of the Most Musical CDs this Year - http://youtu.be/A_8Pgis9M_c

Airborne - TV Interview - CD Release Party - Silver Skies - 25th Anniversary CD

Watch - Airborne - TV Interview - CD Release Party - Silver Skies - 25th Anniversary CD with Airborne and Ed Tankus of Blue Plate Radio and Listen to music and conversations about the release. - The founding members will take you on a magical jazz tour through their music and history of band - http://youtu.be/KLKG5Kdg2ik

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Airborne - Cuban Style - Contemporary Jazz - Latin Jazz - World Music - Video



Airborne - Cuban Style - Afro-Cuban Rhythms - Contemporary Jazz - World Music from Silver Skies - Airborne - 25th Anniversary CD
High Energy Contemporary Jazz - http://www.airbornejazz.com - Contemporary Jazz / Smooth Jazz / Jazz and R&B Vocals / World Music / Funk & Fusion / Latin Jazz / Island Music

Airborne - City Spirits - Contemporary Jazz Video



Airborne - City Spirits - Magical - Soulful Jazz and Vocals - Uplifting Funk - Urban Vibe - Inspirational - Contemporary Jazz from the Silver Skies - Airborne - 25th Anniversary CD
High Energy Contemporary Jazz - http://www.airbornejazz.com - Contemporary Jazz / Smooth Jazz / Jazz and R&B Vocals / World Music / Funk & Fusion / Latin Jazz / Island Music

Airborne - Sunshower - Contemporary Jazz Video


Airborne - Sunshower - Inspirational - Magical - Music to Chase the Clouds Away
from Silver Skies - Airborne - 25th Anniversary CD
High Energy Contemporary Jazz - http://www.airbornejazz.com - Contemporary Jazz / Smooth Jazz / Jazz and R&B Vocals / World Music / Funk and Fusion / Latin Jazz / Island Music

Airborne - Interview - 2013 - CD Release Party - Silver Skies - Airborne - 25th Anniversary CD


Watch - Airborne - TV Interview - CD Release Party - Silver Skies - 25th Anniversary CD with Airborne and Ed Tankus of Blue Plate Radio and Listen to music and conversations about the release. - The founding members will take you on a magical jazz tour through their music and history of band - http://youtu.be/KLKG5Kdg2ik

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Better Days Ahead - Airborne - 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past

Better Days Ahead - Airborne - 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past - Better Days Ahead was the 1st Single from Winds of Change the 2008 Award Winning and Chart Topping Contemporary Jazz / Smooth Jazz / World Music CD the 6th release by Airborne – www.airbornejazz.com - http://youtu.be/cdpWRUryVGQ

Better Days Ahead - Airborne - 2010 - Live Jazz from the Past

Better Days Ahead - Airborne - 2010 - Live Jazz from the Past - Better Days Ahead was the 1st Single from Winds of Change the 2008 Award Winning and Chart Topping Contemporary Jazz / Smooth Jazz / World Music CD the 6th release by Airborne – www.airbornejazz.com - http://youtu.be/X6W2bhJ2tnM

Smack Damb in the Middle - Airborne - 1998 - Live Jazz and Blues from the Past

Smack Damb in the Middle - Airborne - 1998 - Live Jazz and Blues from the Past - A real fun rocking vocal blues tune with plenty of excitement and improvisation. Here is your blues for the day. - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/gDjv9FHegxc

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Festival at Sunset - Airborne - 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past

Festival at Sunset - Airborne - 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past – Festival at Sunset from Turbulence the 2007 Chart Topping Contemporary Jazz / World CD the 6th release by Airborne. Watch for the Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/faeBstK8OmQ

Festival at Sunset - Airborne - 2010 - Live Jazz from the Past

Festival at Sunset - Airborne - 2010 - Live Jazz from the Past – Festival at Sunset from Turbulence the 2007 Chart Topping Contemporary Jazz / World CD the 6th release by Airborne. Watch for the Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/1216SvLO06E

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Smooth Sailing - Airborne - Sept 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past

Smooth Sailing - Airborne - Sept 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past - Smooth Sailing was the first hit single from Turbulence the 2007 Chart Topping Contemporary Jazz / World CD the 6th release by Airborne - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/4GOFihlSO5w

Smooth Sailing - Airborne - April 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past

Smooth Sailing - Airborne - April 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past - Smooth Sailing from Turbulence the 2007 Chart Topping Contemporary Jazz / World Music CD the 6th release by Airborne - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/VgwuKuLlOs0

Turn Me Around - Airborne - 1990 - Live Jazz from the Past

Turn Me Around - Airborne - 1990 - Live Jazz from the Past - Turn Me Around from Heavy Vibes the 4th release by Airborne the colorful and innovative 2004 Latin Jazz / World Music / Funk and Fusion / Jazz Vocals CD. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/1GhVq7Oz3Ps

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Smooth Ride - Airborne - 2000 - Live Jazz from the Past

Smooth Ride - Airborne - 2000 - Live Jazz from the Past - Smooth Ride from Heavy Vibes the 4th release by Airborne the colorful and innovative 2004 Latin Jazz / World Music / Funk & Fusion / R&B Vocals CD. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/45V1fIRPlG8

After the Storm - Airborne - 2000 - Live Jazz from the Past

After the Storm - Airborne - 2000 - Live Jazz from the Past - After the Storm from Heavy Vibes the 4th release by Airborne the very colorful and innovative 2004 Latin Jazz / World Music / Funk and Fusion / Jazz Vocals CD. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/h4NO_al0nSs

Friday, April 26, 2013

Lizard Island - Airborne - 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past

Lizard Island - Airborne - 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past – Lizard Island from Heavy Vibes the 4th release by Airborne the very colorful and innovative 2004 Latin Jazz / World Music / Funk & Fusion / R&B Vocals CD. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com - http://youtu.be/vUkrmTILnpM

Lizard Island - Airborne - 2010 - Live Jazz from the Past

Lizard Island - Airborne - 2010 - Live Jazz from the Past – Lizard Island from Heavy Vibes the 4th release by Airborne the very colorful and innovative 2004 Latin Jazz / World Music / Funk and Fusion / Jazz Vocals CD. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com - http://youtu.be/EvbHqQaUpKs

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Airborne - Radio Interview with Chris Mann - July 18 2011

Airborne - Radio Interview with Chris Mann - July 18 2011
http://www.airbornejazz.com/Podcasts/AirborneChrisMannJuly182011.mp3


Airborne Interview - Jazzem Up with Cres O'Neal - June 14 2011

Airborne Interview  -  Jazzem Up with Cres O'Neal  -  June 14 2011
http://www.airbornejazz.com/Podcasts/AirborneJazzemUp06142011.mp3

Airborne Interview - Extra Effort Forum with Andrew Carr - May 15 2011

Airborne Interview - Extra Effort Forum with Andrew Carr - May 15 2011
http://www.airbornejazz.com/Podcasts/AirborneExtraEffortForum05152011.mp3

Airborne - Blue Plate Radio - Talking Jazz Live - Interview - March 14 2011

Airborne - Blue Plate Radio - Talking Jazz Live - Interview - March 14 2011
http://www.airbornejazz.com/Podcasts/AirborneBluePlateRadioInterviewMarch142011.mp3

Airborne - Cool Jazz Conversations - Interview - Dec 6 2010

Airborne - Cool Jazz Conversations - Interview - Dec 6 2010
http://www.airbornejazz.com/Podcasts/AirborneCoolJazzConversationsInterviewDec62010.mp3

Airborne - Online with Andrea - Interview - Sept 14 2010

Airborne - Online with Andrea - Interview - Sept 14 2010
http://www.airbornejazz.com/Podcasts/AirborneOnlinewithAndreaSept142010.mp3

Airborne - The Smooth Jazz Ride - Interview - August 25 2010

Airborne - The Smooth Jazz Ride - Interview - August 25 2010
http://www.airbornejazz.com/Podcasts/AirborneInterviewTheSmoothJazzRideAug252010.mp3

Airborne - Talking Smooth Jazz - Interview - Podcast - July 11 2010

Airborne - Talking Smooth Jazz - Interview - Podcast  - July 11 2010
http://www.airbornejazz.com/Podcasts/AirborneTalkingSmoothJazzInterviewJuly112010.mp3

Airborne - Blue Plate Radio - Interview - Podcast - 6-20-2010

Airborne - Blue Plate Radio - Interview - Podcast - 6-20-2010
http://www.airbornejazz.com/Podcasts/AirborneBluePlateRadioInterview6202010.mp3

Airborne - Nov 10 2009 - WILI - Wayne Norman Radio Show - Podcast

Airborne - Nov 10 2009 - WILI - Wayne Norman Radio Show - Podcast
http://www.airbornejazz.com/Podcasts/AirborneWILIWayneNormanRadioShow.mp3

Airborne - Positive Grooves Radio Interview - Podcasts - 12-08-08

Airborne - Positive Grooves Radio Interview - Podcasts - 12-08-08
http://www.airbornejazz.com/Podcasts/AirbornePositiveGroovesRadioInterview120808.mp3

Airborne - Joe Kelley the Upper Room Interview - Podcast - 10-11-08

Airborne - Joe Kelley the Upper Room Interview - Podcast - 10-11-08
http://www.airbornejazz.com/Podcasts/AirborneJoeKelleytheUpperRoomInterview101108.mp3

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunshower - Enjoy the First Single from Airborne - 25th Anniversary CD - Silver Skies

Sunshower - Enjoy the First Single from Airborne - 25th Anniversary CD - Silver Skies. Airborne has produced a signature variation of musical conditions to specifically and remarkably chase the clouds away. Joyful Jazz! Help support Airborne and request airplay to your favorite local or interest stations or download it from CDBaby - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/airborne10 - https://soundcloud.com/smoothjazzglobal/airborne-sunshower

Hip Hop - Airborne - 2000 - Live Jazz from the Past

Hip Hop - Airborne - 2000 - Live Jazz from the Past – Hip Hop from Heavy Vibes the 4th release by Airborne the colorful and innovative 2004 Latin Jazz / World Music / Funk and Fusion / Jazz Vocals CD. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com - http://youtu.be/AC8k9PWJUWA

Hip Hop - Airborne - 1998 - Live Jazz from the Past

Hip Hop - Airborne - 1998 - Live Jazz from the Past – Hip Hop from Heavy Vibes the 4th release by Airborne the colorful and innovative 2004 Latin Jazz / World Music / Funk and Fusion Jazz Vocals CD. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com - http://youtu.be/3On5yFlmNA0
 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I See - Airborne - 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past

I See - Airborne - 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past – I See from Heavy Vibes the 4th release by Airborne the colorful and innovative 2004 Latin Jazz / World Music / Funk & Fusion CD. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/e9f5mCY_p0s

I See - Airborne - 2000 - Live Jazz from the Past

I See - Airborne - 2000 - Live Jazz from the Past – I See from Heavy Vibes the 4th release by Airborne the colorful and innovative 2004 Latin Jazz / World Music / Funk & Fusion CD. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/8WAUGQzqXfM

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Peace of Mind - Airborne - 1994 - Live Jazz Fusion from the Past

Peace of Mind - Airborne - 1994 - Live Jazz Fusion from the Past – Peace of Mind from Lifetones the 3rd release by Airborne - Critics have suggested that Lifetones is one of the finest and landmark CD projects to ever come out of the jazz-funk and fusion era. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/PBY6Wva-0Ek

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Chucky - Airborne - 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past

Chucky - Airborne - 2011 - Live Jazz from the Past – Chucky from Lifetones the 3rd release by Airborne - Critics have suggested that Lifetones is one of the finest and landmark CD projects to ever come out of the jazz-funk and fusion era. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/jz_yjQFytx8

Chucky - Airborne - 2010 - Live Jazz from the Past

Chucky - Airborne - 2010 - Live Jazz from the Past – Chucky from Lifetones the 3rd release by Airborne - Critics have suggested that Lifetones is one o Flip It Over f the finest and landmark CD projects to ever come out of the jazz-funk and fusion era. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/m2TbXW4Pkus

Chucky - Airborne - 2000 - Live Jazz from the Past

Chucky - Airborne - 2000 - Live Jazz from the Past – Chucky from Lifetones the 3rd release by Airborne - Critics have suggested that Lifetones is one of the finest and landmark CD projects to ever come out of the jazz-funk and fusion era. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ -
http://youtu.be/xqIdWF_dyr4

Chucky - Airborne - 1998 - Live Jazz from the Past

Chucky - Airborne - 1998 - Live Jazz from the Past – Chucky from Lifetones the 3rd release by Airborne - Critics have suggested that Lifetones is one of the finest and landmark CD projects to ever come out of the jazz-funk and fusion era. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/1NcRrK55HXY

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Streetlevel - Airborne - 2000 - Live Jazz from the Past

Streetlevel - Airborne - 2000 - Live Jazz from the Past – Streetlevel from Lifetones the 3rd release by Airborne - Critics have suggested that Lifetones is one of the finest and landmark projects to ever come out of the jazz-funk and fusion era. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/4j709afACuw

Streetlevel - Airborne - 1998 - Live Jazz from the Past

Streetlevel - Airborne - 1998 - Live Jazz from the Past - Streetlevel from Lifetones the 3rd release by Airborne - Critics have suggested that Lifetones is one of the finest and landmark projects to ever come out of the jazz-funk and fusion era. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/2vL_6knH0Yc

Streetlevel - Airborne - 1994 - Live Jazz from the Past

Streetlevel - Airborne - 1994 - Live Jazz from the Past - Streetlevel from Lifetones the 3rd release by Airborne - Critics have suggested that Lifetones is one of the finest and landmark projects to ever come out of the jazz-funk and fusion era. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/Oou4sT5bl3M

Monday, March 4, 2013

Follies - Airborne - 1998 - Live Jazz from the Past

Follies - Airborne - 1998 - Live Jazz from the Past - Follies from Lifetones the 3rd release by Airborne - Critics have suggested that Lifetones is one of the finest and landmark projects to ever come out of the jazz-funk and fusion era. Airorne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com - http://youtu.be/l4Dz1Um_0AU

Follies - Airborne - 1994 - Live Jazz from the Past

Follies - Airborne - 1994 - Live Jazz from the Past - Follies from Lifetones the 3rd release by Airborne - Critics have suggested that Lifetones is one of the finest and landmark CD projects to ever come out of the jazz-funk and fusion era. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airnornejazz.com - http://youtu.be/rSk6q8EjufE

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Just the Way I Feel - Airborne - 1998 - Live Jazz from the Past

Just the Way I Feel - Airborne - 1998 - Live Jazz from the Past from Lifetones the 3rd release by Airborne. Critics have suggested that Lifetones is one of the finest and landmark CD projects to ever come out of the jazz-funk and fusion era. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 -  http://www.airbornejazz.com -  http://youtu.be/eLQf_zvaQPc

Just the Way I Feel - Airborne - 1994 - Live Jazz from the Past

Just the Way I Feel - Airborne - 1994 - Live Jazz from the Past from Lifetones the 3rd release by Airborne. Critics have suggested that Lifetones is one of the finest and landmark CD projects to ever come out of the jazz-funk and fusion era. Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com - http://youtu.be/kV-GiwBLdho

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Island View - 1990 - Airborne - Live Jazz from the Past

Island View - 1990 - Airborne - Live Jazz from the Past - Island View from Lifetones the 3rd release by Airborne a High Energy Contemporary Jazz CD with a mixture of Funk and Fusion. Critics have suggested that Lifetones is one of the finest and landmark CD projects to ever come out of the jazz-funk and fusion era. Watch out for the Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/fQn3RwQ5slk

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Sexy Lady - Airborne - 1990 - Live Jazz from the Past

My Sexy Lady - Airborne - 1990 - Live Jazz from the Past - My Sexy Lady from Across the Sky the 2nd release by Airborne a High Energy Contemporary Jazz CD with a mixture of Funk and Fusion. Watch out for the Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/BIcY4gl6Cq8

Monday, February 18, 2013

Final Decade - Airborne - 1988 - Live Jazz from the Past

Final Decade - Airborne - 1988 - Live Jazz from the Past - Final Decade from Across the Sky the 2nd release by Airborne a High Energy Contemporary Jazz CD with a mixture of Funk and Fusion. Watch out for the Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/S_HgsNafFHw

Thursday, February 14, 2013

L.T Strut - Airborne - 1990 - Live Jazz from the Past

L.T Strut - Airborne - 1990 - Live Jazz from the Past - L.T Strut from Across the Sky the 2nd release by Airborne a High Energy Contemporary Jazz CD with a mixture of Funk and Fusion. Watch out for the Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/FnjQGoH84CQ

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Out of the Blue - Airborne - 1988 - Live Jazz from the Past

Out of the Blue - Airborne - 1988 - Live Jazz from the Past - Out of the Blue from Across the Sky the 2nd release by Airborne a High Energy Contemporary Jazz CD with a mixture of Funk and Fusion. Watch out for the Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/MmbTEP31RWI
 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Nobody Home - Airborne - 1988 Live Blues and Jazz from the Past

Nobody Home - Airborne - 1988 Live Blues and Jazz from the Past – Nobody Home from Take Off the 1st and Debut release by Airborne a High Energy Contemporary Jazz CD with a mixture of Funk and Fusion. Watch out for the Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/zf_2J3B681M
 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Rips Café - Airborne - 1998 Live Jazz from the Past

Rips Café - Airborne - 1998 Live Jazz from the Past - Rips Café from Take Off the 1st and Debut release by Airborne a High Energy Contemporary Jazz CD with a mixture of Funk and Fusion. Watch out for the Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/kpf-NKl8pkI
 

Rips Café - Airborne - Live Jazz from the Past

Rips Café - Airborne - 1994 Live Jazz Concert from the Past - Rips Café from Take Off the 1st and Debut release by Airborne a High Energy Contemporary Jazz CD with a mixture of Funk and Fusion. Watch out for the Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/jYiwiQfIEg0
 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

No Restrictions - Airborne - Live Jazz Concert from the Past

No Restrictions - Airborne - 1988 - Live Jazz from the Past – No Restrictions from Take Off the 1st and Debut release by Airborne a High Energy Contemporary Jazz CD with a mixture of Funk and Fusion. Watch out for the Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/HYWDiwfKzgE
 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Passion - Airborne - Live Jazz from the Past

Passion - Airborne - Live Jazz from the Past – Passion from Take Off the 1st and Debut release by Airborne a High Energy Contemporary Jazz CD with a mixture of Funk, Fusion, and Vocals. Watch out for the Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/gARkwt1--qw
 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bounce - Airborne - Live Jazz from the Past

Bounce - Airborne - Live Jazz from the Past - Bounce from Take Off the 1st and Debut release by Airborne a High Energy Contemporary Jazz CD with a mixture of Funk and Fusion. Watch out for the Airborne - 25th Anniversary - Silver Skies CD with all new compositions to be released in 2013 - http://www.airbornejazz.com/ - http://youtu.be/bJZ2tc6_44I
 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Airborne - Winds of Change (Reprise) Video


On January 21, 2013 the second inauguration of President Obama will take place. Also on that day we honor the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a man of peace who with non-violent actions helped in the struggle for civil and human rights. In 2008 this video by Airborne the Musical Peacemakers of Contemporary Jazz from their awarding winning CD “Winds of Change” shows that we as people must stand together as one to achieve peace and global unity. To help us realize that we must put an end to the senseless violence that is happening everyday all around us. This video was viewed at the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver that first nominated President Obama and has been used since for Inspirational Workshops all over the World. Two great men with visions of peace and non-violence that our world really needs to understand to survive. Please take this to your heart and share this wonderful video of praise and peace on these days of remembrance. - http://youtu.be/5QHV8UTtA-4
http://youtu.be/5QHV8UTtA-4

Monday, October 15, 2012

Airborne - Christmas: Holiday Music

In this 2012 season of joy and love we have released a very cheerful and motivating project entitled Airborne - Christmas: Holiday Music

Listen and Purchase the Airborne- Christmas: Holiday Music

CD Baby   -   iTunes   -   Amazon

Airborne - Christmas: Holiday Music takes you onboard a magical and musical journey through this wonderful season.  An enchanted collection of seasonal favorites and original compositions that are powerful and intensely creative yet inspires a peaceful serenity and a message of hope.

The musical and vocal arrangements raise your spirit to a higher level of joy and peace. The music of Airborne fills your mind and heart with dreams of happiness that really overflows in this season of love.
This music awakens within all of us the love and the feeling of global unity, friendship, and peace for the whole world. This is truly the message of Airborne in this Christmas: Holiday Music Collection.
Every Year at Christmas Time, The Christmas Song, The Little Drummer Boy, Christmas Time is Here, Let it Snow, O Holy Night, I Wander, What Child is This, White Christmas, Silent Night
Listen to all Airborne Compositions - Airborne - Airplay Direct

Season Greetings from Airborne the “Musical Peacemakers”
Airborne Website 

Enjoy the music and this most wonderful time of the year.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Airborne - Winds of Change - Video for Peace - In Remembrance of Dr Martin Luther King

We honor the life and times of Dr Martin Luther King a man of peace who with non-violent actions helped in the struggle for civil and human rights. In 2008 this video by Airborne the Musical Peacemakers of Contemporary Jazz from their awarding winning CD “Winds of Change” shows that we as people must stand together as one to achieve peace and global unity. This video was viewed at the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver and has been used for Inspirational Workshops all over the World. Enjoy and please Share this wonderful video of praise and peace in his remembrance.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Check Out, Like, and Suggest to Friends the Airborne - Facebook Fan Page

Check Out, Like, and Suggest to Friends the Airborne - Facebook Fan Page. Hear music samples, See Concert Video's and get Info on the Band and the Cause it represents. Sign up to our Mailing List and get a free Airborne music download.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Airborne/106903845860

Monday, October 18, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Smooth Jazz Now - The 90-minute special on Airborne’s latest CD “New Horizons”

“It’s back by popular demand,” says Smooth Jazz Now - Assistant Editor Beth Knudsen. The 90-minute special on Airborne’s latest CD “New Horizons”


The seventh album for the band is shaping up to their biggest yet with the single “Diggin’ the Atmosphere” entering at high at # 18 on the Smooth Jazz Now TOP 30 Countdown which is totally based on audience response.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Airborne is Online with Andrea – Andrea R.Garrison for a live interview on Tuesday, September 14th from 7:30pm - 10:30pm Eastern

Airborne is Online with Andrea – Andrea R.Garrison for a live interview on Tuesday, September 14th from 7:30pm - 10:30pm Eastern


Airborne fans from around the world will be able to participate and interact personally with Airborne in the live broadcast by chatting in the chat room or calling in to the show.

The show call in number is (347) 426-3895 - then press the number 1 to connect to the on-air line.

Airborne goes onlinewithandrea Live on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 – 7:30pm – 10:30pm Eastern – Listen Live or listen to the Airborne archive of the show available on Blog Talk Radio or iTunes.

Here is the program description and link.

Thomas Borino and Greg Borino of Airborne go onlinewithandrea to share their life and their music. Hosted by Andrea R. Garrison.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/onlinewithandrea/2010/09/14/airborne-with-thomas-and-greg-borino

Come join us in a night of music and thought. We would love to have your input, questions, and to be our guest for this special evening.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Airborne - New Horizons - Video



Airborne the Musical Peacemakers of Contemporary Jazz sends out a Inspirational Message of Hope to the World. We are One World, One People searching for New Horizons.  - http://www.airbornejazz.com/

Monday, March 16, 2009

Airborne - Winds of Change - Video



Airborne the Musical Peacemakers of Contemporary Jazz
"Winds of Change" Video - An Inspirational Message of Hope.

The "Winds of Change" CD music is very uplifting and we took it's captivating groove and intervened it with speeches by President Obama, Dr. King, John & Robert Kennedy. Making for a very powerful experience.

http://www.airbornejazz.com

Winds of Change - Denis Poole - Smooth Jazz Therapy

Airborne ‘Winds of Change’ is more than a recording, it is a rallying call for change and hope throughout the world.

The brand new album from New Haven, CT based Airborne is entitled ‘Winds Of Change’ and much of the publicity surrounding it makes clear that the title, compositions, and even the emotion of the project was inspired by the bands concern for world events. The implicit assertion, irrespective of faith, race, color or wealth, that together we can make this earth a better place is beyond dispute and in articulating this harmonious message Airborne has delivered nine wonderfully uplifting tunes which can be fairly described as some of the best smooth jazz to be heard this year.

‘Winds of Change’ is Airborne’s 6th CD and each subsequent release has demonstrated the growing confidence the band has in its own music and the diversity Airborne is never afraid to display. Although the 2005 album ‘Heavy Vibes’ was replete with top notch old school jazz fusion this, in the main, has been displaced by the world rhythms that permeated much of their 2007 project ‘Turbulence’ and the first rate contemporary jazz which exemplifies ‘Winds of Change’.

However, invariably through all of this has been the superb vocals of Elizabeth Dellinger that are at the core of all Airborne’s best moments and writing credits which continue to be predominately shared between band members, brothers Greg and Thomas Borino, and Thomas Sansone.

The feel good motif of ‘Winds of Change’ is beautifully demonstrated by the optimistic happy vibe of the title track. Reminiscent in part of Bob James’ ‘Sign Of The Times’ it features the sort of high quality backing vocals from Dillenger that fans of Airborne have routinely come to expect. When the track is later reprised as a backdrop to a series of inspirational sound bites Dillenger remains just as good and she returns to add her sparkle to the ‘party ready’ ‘Calypso Night’.

Thomas Sansone contributes excellent flute to the jazzy ‘Magic In The City’ where Thomas Borino on keys is also in fine form and his brother Greg takes the honors on guitar with the energetically up tempo ‘All Tied Up’. Sansone switches to sax for the deliciously evocative ‘Spanish Guitar’ and when the musical spotlight shifts from Europe to South America it’s the lovely shuffling Latin beat of ‘Brazilian Praise’ that affords Randy Bost the opportunity to shine on trumpet.

‘Just One Night’ is a superb slice of smooth jazz for which the entire band plays a part and in similar vein is ‘Rising Higher’. This brass enriched number is real ‘stadium jazz’ while the more studied ‘Better Days Ahead’ has a fine ‘in the pocket’ groove and more excellent guitar from Greg Borino.

Through the years a feature of Airborne has been its cohesion and the way the lead is generously shared between the players. ‘Winds of Change’ offers all of this and a chance to experience the work of a passionate group of musicians who obviously enjoy every second of what they do.

Winds of Change - HBH – Hans-Bernd Hülsmann - Smooth & Soul

Formed in 1988 the group Airborne looks now back on 20 years of recordings, jazz festivals, gigs, the whole ups and downs of being musicians. Based in New Haven, CT, USA, Airborne has received worldwide acclaims. The band consists of Steven Clarke (bass), Gregory Borino (guitars), Thomas Sansone (sax), Thomas Borino (piano, keyboards, organ, vocals), Asher Delerme (percussion) and Dean Kosh (drums). These musicians are joined on the new project Winds of Change by Randy Bost (trumpet, flugelhorn) Elisabeth Dellinger (background vocals) and on some of the tracks drummers Adrian Tramontano and Alwyn Smith.

The celebration of the 20th anniversary is a good opportunity to see at a glance their previous work. The group started with Take Off in 1990, followed by Across The Sky (1995), Lifetones (1999), Heavy Vibes (2004) and Turbulence (2007). The new album Winds of Change (2008) follows a special concept and impetus:

"Projects for Global Warming, Hunger, Natural Disasters, New Energy Resources, and Economical Distress have been created. All these concerns and factors have stressed our earth to its boiling point. The time is now for change. Without prejudice we must all stand together to achieve peace and global unity to take on this difficult task.

We must reach out our hands to the world. We can make this earth a better place to live. No matter what faith, race, color, or wealth you have. We are all children of this world. Help save our planet and its children! Reach out your hand and ride the Winds of Change!"

With this impetus in mind Airborne sees Better Days Ahead. Starting with relaxed guitar loops in the style of The Chic Thomas Borino soon showcases his piano skills. The uplifting Winds Of Change is featuring comprehensible and audible the flute. The melody is taken over by Thomas' piano. Gregory Borino's horn arrangement as supporting background is superb and just in the point.

It's a constant part of the repertoire of many live bands. Bossa Nova à la Brazilian Praise. And some Calypso à la Calypso Night isn't bad too. This captivating tune will push you to the dance floor.

Gregory's acoustic guitar delivers Spanish flavor in Spanish Guitar, while the original character is changed by the massive sax placement.

We drive further with Magic In The City. While the main melody is performed by Thomas Sasone on flute Thomas Borino sets accents with his furious piano play.

The provocative title Just One Night turns out as smooth ballade featuring Sansone's soprano sax. All Tied Up is another significant example for the perfect interplay of all musicians.

Rising Higher reminds of the British group Shakatak. There are certain similarities between both groups. The album is finished with a reprise of the title song. The reprise is a collage of recordings of famous contemporaries and the final message of the group.

Airborne offers with their 6th installment entertainment in the quality we can await from such an experienced group. A nice mixture of fun and lecture.

Wings of Change - Sandy Shore - Smoothjazz.com

Airborne has come to be known as the “Musical Peacemakers” of contemporary jazz…the new project WINDS OF CHANGE, in their words, is a message to humanity that it is time to turn the page.

Based in New Haven, CT, Brothers Thomas and Gregory Borino, and Thomas Sansone, along with a large and impressive ensemble of talented band mates perform throughout the Northeast, leaving a wake of positivity and global goodness behind them.

Thankfully Airborne has managed to harness this passion and creative energy and capture it on the ten new tracks on the band’s 6th album to date. Everything has a frequency… surrounding ourselves with frequencies of joy is the fastest way to changing the plights of the world. Airborne has just made this easy.

Never has there been such a pleasurable soundtrack to focusing on achieving a greener, calmer,
balanced world where all are free to fulfill their potential. Stuffed full with the trademark Airborne sound of island passion and urban emotion, WINDS OF CHANGE is a flavorful offering with the depth and character we’ve come to expect from this world-class group.

Songs like the vibrant “Better Days Ahead,” the breezy groove “Winds of Change” and the
tropical “Calypso Night” conjure up a crystal clear musical body of water that beckons to be jumped into!

Winds of Change - Jazz Review - Susan Frances

Airborne always finds a new way to put the listener on an aircraft and fly them over exquisite landscapes that feel aurally entrancing and sensually relaxing. The group’s sixth CD Winds Of Change delivers an titillating carpet ride for listeners that reaches exciting heights and coasts elegantly along languid clarion channels.

Breezy, attractive island sways fumigate tracks like “Brazilian Praise” and the title track “Winds Of Change”
with silky textured chimes and serenely scented nuances enhancing its beauty. The calypso beats and bubbly keys bridged across “Calypso Night” create a buoyant ambience with a Caribbean zing and luscious, velvety vocals provided by Airborne’s singer Elizabeth Delinger.

The smooth Latin flare in guitarist Gregory Borino’s ringlets and the tender swirls of trumpeter/flugelhornist Randy Bost are splayed gingerly across “Spanish Guitar” as percussionist Asher Delerme spices up the dishnicely and bassist Steven Clarke dives right into the island-enriched riffs. Flutist/saxophonist Thomas Sansonepropels warm lathers, which softly foam up the melodic essence of “Magic In The City” as keyboardistThomas Borino sprinkles a tangy dressing over the tune.

For the album, Airborne rendered the services of three drummers, Dean Kosh, Adrian Tramontano and Alwyn Smith,who each play on a different track. The orchestral grids in the refreshing aerial passages of “Better Days Ahead”and “Just One Night” are softly welded and pervade a nocturnal lighting and romantic aura.

The band revisits the creamy melodic strudels that weave across “Winds Of Change” as the song is reprised on the final track topped with sound bytes from the public speeches of such luminaries as Senator Barack Obama and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The track enforces the opinion that the world is on the verge of undergoing a positive change.

Airborne have been dubbed “musical peacemakers of contemporary jazz” and their latest CD Winds Of Change is socially poignant as the music fosters peace and unity and incorporates the listener into this mission. The album creates a peaceful environment for the listener, who then becomes a part of this expedition and shares in its triumph.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

“Winds of Change” the new CD by Airborne the “Musical Peacemakers” of Contemporary Jazz sends out an Inspirational Message of Hope

Airborne has just released another CD “Winds of Change” on Tilt Records. The band is still riding high on the wonderful success of last years 2007 release of “Turbulence”. The New CD “Winds of Change” is coming out at an unsettled time in history. Wartime, a important election year, a world in turmoil, a broken economy, and people making decisions based on fear.

The band explains that the title, compositions, and even the emotion of this new project show their concern on all these matters of importance. We are musicians, but with deep humanitarian thoughts. The world needs to change and to take action. But we must be unified first. We hope you enjoy our new music and that it helps in this cause. Be Well, Be Happy, and really enjoy Life. But remember to Reach out your hand and ride the Winds of Change.

“Winds of Change" is the 6th CD from Airborne, the multi-cultural contemporary jazz group from New Haven, CT USA. Airborne the proclaimed “Musical Peacemakers” of contemporary jazz are focusing their talents in a harmonious atmosphere for change. Their music transfigures a spirit of love and compassion for our fellow brothers and sisters. Echo’s a message to humanity that it is time to turn the page for the sake of our future generations.

The world is finally traveling on the winds of change. Many discoveries and efforts have been made to make us all aware of the dangers that peril our planet and its children. Many wonderful people have already dedicated their lives for this important change. But their deeds must have everyone’s support, help, and blessing.

Projects for Global Warming, Hunger, Natural Disasters, New Energy Resources, and Economical Distress have been created. All these concerns and factors have stressed our earth to its boiling point. The time is now for change and to take action. Without prejudice we must all stand together to achieve peace and global unity to take on these most difficult tasks.


We must reach out our hands to the world. We can make this earth a better place to live. No matter what faith, race, color, or wealth you have. We are all children of this world. Help save our planet and its children! Reach out your hand and ride the Winds of Change!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Airborne - Interview – Smoothjazz.com

How long has the band been playing together?

The band was formed in 1988. This year 2008 we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary. Wow! 20 years…my, my, my, when did those years go by? The band has even survived all the ups and downs of being musicians. I can honestly say that the years have been very rewarding to us. To live a life of music is a wonderful experience and a precious gift. To continue working with these amazing musicians is an honor.

Would you please share a few highlights from the years together?

We love the process of each new recording project and release. The intervention of ideas, the collaboration of musicians, creating the jazz sound that is Airborne today. Bringing life and love to each new composition. Keeping faith and watching the growth in the band’s material and popularity.

Recording and producing for other artists in genres as Gospel, Jazz, and R&B.

To perform at jazz festivals, concerts, and clubs with different jazz artists and groups. To share words, thoughts, stories, and just to listen to musicians from all over the world. Music is truly an international language.

Where is the band based and how does your location factor into your music?

We are from New Haven, CT, USA. Tri-State Area - Urban based. I guess you can call us city dwellers. There is a magic in the city that absorbs many musical art forms. The sounds of the city are cool but hot. Influences of Jazz, R&B, Latin and Blues are all around you capturing your inner emotions.

We also have a passion for the music of the Caribbean. When someone asks what kind of music we do we tell them contemporary jazz with an island passion and urban emotion. Picture the band performing jazz on a street corner shaded by a palm tree.

You refer to yourselves as a "multi-cultural" jazz band... how come?

Our hometown of New Haven is very rich in ethic and cultural diversity. Each member is unique and brings these diversities and backgrounds to create the jazz sound. Airborne has been praised as being a living spirit of musical brotherhood. The love of jazz is shared by many cultures.

Can you give us an idea of how deep the band's commitment is to the recording arts and education?

We do support the Arts. We are on the New England Foundation for the Arts and the CT Commission on the Arts performing arts touring rosters. We bring “A Century of Jazz” an Arts in Education program into the schools. A demonstration of a variety of jazz forms and styles, supported by a historic narration, a musical insight, a question
and answer session, and an inspirational workshop.

This program instills a positive attitude and direction towards musical and social growth. The no limits approach combined with a structured musical lesson plan illustrates the value of jazz education in our society.

Jazz Education is very vital for our newer generations. Teaching thoughts of imagination, personal expression, and self discipline to help them achieve whatever goals they dream. Emotions soar high in young hearts and jazz music gently provides an enrichment and fulfillment to their wandering passion. Jazz is a true American art form.

Your latest CD is called Winds of Change.. On the surface this may appear to be an endorsement of Barrack Obama, but it's referring to much more than this isn't it?

The New CD Winds of Change is coming out at an unsettled time in history. Wartime, a important election year, a world in turmoil, a bad economy, and people making decisions based on fear.

The title, compositions, and even the emotion of this new project show our concern on all these matters of global importance. We are musicians, but with deep humanitarian thoughts. We are not politicians, just a voice that they the politicians should be hearing. The world needs to change and we need to take action. But we must be unified first. We hope you enjoy our new music and that it helps in the cause to bring people together, so that change can be made. Our message is very simple, Learn to Love, Hold on to Hope, Dare to Dream, and Live in Peace. So Be Well, Be Happy, and really enjoy Life. But remember to Reach out your hand and ride the Winds of Change.

Winds of Change is our 6th CD on Tilt Records. Airborne has been graciously proclaimed as the “Musical Peacemakers” of Contemporary Jazz. Maybe because we are focusing our talents we have been blessed with in a harmonious atmosphere for change. We are trying to have our music transfigure a spirit of love and compassion for our fellow brothers and sisters. To echo a strong athemn to humanity that it is time to turn the page for the sake of our future generations.

The world is finally traveling on the winds of change. Many discoveries and efforts have been made to make us all aware of the dangers that peril our planet and its children. Many wonderful people have already dedicated their lives for this important change. But their deeds must have everyone’s support, help, and blessing.

Projects for Global Warming, Hunger, Natural Disasters, New Energy Resources, and Economical Distress have been created. All these concerns and factors have stressed our earth to its boiling point. The time is now for change and to take action seriously. Without prejudice we must all stand together to achieve peace and global unity to take on these most difficult tasks.

We must reach out our hands to the world. We can make this earth a better place to live. No matter what faith, race, color, or wealth you have. We are all children of this world. We must help save our planet and its children! I urge everyone to Reach out your hand and ride the Winds of Change!

Airborne - Interview by Joe Montague for Jazz Police / Riveting Riffs

Interview by Joe Montague for Jazz Police / Riveting Riffs (www.rivetingriffs.com) ©

Music for Turbulent Times

Turbulence is a word one normally associates with a rough airplane ride or you hear on a weather report, but it is also the name of the outstanding CD released in August of this year by the New England based jazz group Airborne. In September 2007, I had the opportunity to speak with Thomas and Gregory Borino, the two brothers, who along with lifelong friend Thomas Sansone founded the group twenty years ago. Each one of the three, play several instruments on the album. In addition, they produced, engineered and mixed the project themselves.

In describing what the listener will hear when they don their headphones, earbuds or pump up the volume on their speakers, Gregory Borino says, “They are going to get hit with a lot. There will be some light, smooth mellow stuff, but on some of the endings (to the songs), we are really rocking it out quite a bit. The listener will also hear a big band piece, solos and improv, because improvisation is still an important part of what we do. They will hear a CD that has an edge to it.”

Thomas Borino adds, “You can still tell it is us, even though there are a lot of different kinds of music. We definitely captured an Airborne Sound on this CD.”

“While the songs are different, they are not all over the place. There is a consistency. If you listen to the CD from track one to track nine, it is not like you are thinking, ‘Where did this come from?’ The CD does flow from song to song,” says Gregory.

Gregory who engineered and mixed the CD jokes that it aged him by ten years. “There are a lot of tracks, and we had to make them fit into two little speakers, that took some time. The arrangements are well thought out. We didn’t just bang something out. Everything was listened to, listened to again, and again and again,” he says.

“Festival At Sunset,” is the opening track for Turbulence, and immediately Thomas Borino’s strong keyboarding, Ahser Delerme’s Latin percussion and Laco Deczi’s trumpet transport you to a tropical setting. The song’s upbeat tempo is appealing and each chord bears a smile. The guitars (Gregory Borino) start with mellower riffs, but as the song builds to a crescendo, the fretwork becomes a little edgier. Thomas Sansone, Donte Hall and Elizabeth Dellinger deliver smooth background vocalese.

Commenting on Airborne’s ability to combine the smoother elements of jazz and Latin vibes, without the later dominating the melody and groove, Gregory says, “We also need to give credit to our percussionist Asher Delerme. He is a very smart player. He doesn’t just play a part, he is very intense. When he has a part in the recording process, it is there for a reason. That’s why it is not overbearing.”

Thomas makes the point that although they have lived their lives in the city, that he and Gregory have a heart for the Latin countries, their people and cultures. He believes that strong connection genuinely infuses the Latin vibes heard in Airborne’s music.

While admitting to several other influences in their music, Gregory echoes his brother’s sentiments as it relates to the Latin grooves in Airborne’s music. While attending Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Gregory was in a Latin jazz band, and one might say it was love at first listen, as he was enthralled with the emphasis on percussion instruments. Describing the music as positive, passionate and alive, he feels that Airborne’s interpretation of Latin rhythms creates an upbeat environment in which people can leave the stresses of their day behind. Certainly, the band’s use of Afro Cuban and Brazilian rhythms keeps listeners’ feet moving and their bodies swaying.

It’s “Smooth Sailing” for Airborne

As strong as the Latin rhythms are in Airborne’s music, Gregory says that R&B also has a prominent place. Thomas agrees, “Like Gregory said, we always have been fans of R&B, going back to Motown. That allowed us to cross over to non-jazz lovers.

Turbulence had been out barely a month, at the time of my conversation with the Borino brothers, but they were already receiving positive reviews and heavy demand for their music, from places as far flung as the United Kingdom and Australia. On the home front, college radio stations have been burning up the airwaves with cuts from Turbulence, and in particular the first single to be released, “Smooth Sailing.” In part, they attribute the positive response to Airborne’s ability to be genre busters.

“We cross over a lot of different formats, and like Gregory was saying, we have an edge. We don’t play it safe. A lot of artists try to work with a mellow formula that (fits a) smooth jazz format (noting that he is not dissing smooth jazz artists). On our CD, we do a lot of variations. We play a big band swing tune, a contemporary piece that is a tribute to the American Indians and an African piece,” says Thomas. You can say we are a jazz, contemporary jazz and a smooth jazz group. We are musicians.

Thomas says, “We named it (the CD) Turbulence, because there is a lot of confusion in the world, and because it is wartime. Our music is not going to be a solution, but maybe it can be a wakeup call for peace. We have tried to convey that through our music. It is not an answer, but we hope it is something that wakes people up. The world needs a little bit of global unity. We tried to give our music a soothing feel.”

At the same time, Gregory wants to make sure that the listening public clearly understands how Airborne perceives their role, and what their music is trying to accomplish. “We are first and foremost musicians, not politicians, but we are also smart, educated and humanitarian people. If in some way, we can bring a little change that is fine. We are not hard, revolutionary type of musicians. We are not the Bob Dylans or Joan Baezs of the sixties.

Thomas adds, “We try to keep the politics out of the music and make it a message of love.”

Today, Thomas and Gregory Borino still enjoy listening to the music of musicians who originally inspired them. For Gregory, who plays both electric and acoustic guitars he was first attracted to the music of guitarists who are now considered to be icons, people like Carlos Santana, Pat Metheny, Larry Carlton and Lee Ritenour. Thomas lists pianist / composer Chick Corea as a major influence, referring to his compositions as “amazing,” and to Corea as “a legend.” He has also been inspired by the music of Herbie Hancock and George Duke.

Airborne - Interview - Susan Francis - Jazz Review

Artist Interview by: Susan Frances – Jazz Review

Airborne --Authentically Multi-Cultured – Musical Peacemakers

The six-man and one-woman contemporary jazz/world music ensemble Airborne, who call the heart of New Haven, Connecticut their home, are setting course for a tour in support of their latest release Turbulence from Tilt Records. Formed in 1988, Airborne is comprised of seven musicians who respect each others individuality and musical diversity which ranges from Latin, African, and Caribbean influences to R&B, soul, Gospel, and smooth jazz palates.

Core members Thomas Borino on piano, Greg Borino on guitars, and Thomas Sansone on saxophone expanded the trio into a sextet with the addition of bassist Steven Clarke, drummer Dean Kosh, and percussionist Asher Delerme for the band’s debut album Take Off in 1990. The band proceeded as a 6-piece through their follow up albums which included Across The Sky in 1995 and Lifetones in 1999. The band added a new element into the mix in 2004 when singer/percussionist Lady Elizabeth Dellinger joined Airborne for the recordings of their fourth studio album Heavy Vibes and on their current release Turbulence.

The band is excited about coming into their 20th year together in 2008, still feeling good about their enterprising sound and making a difference across the globe and in their own corner of the world. The band discusses their involvement in community arts programs as well as how their music has grown in the last twenty years. Airborne’s music is as multi-cultured as ever with an authenticity that takes the listener to the place of its origins. Its members are as autonomous as always with reverence for each others musical diversity as they bring it all together into a floral musical collage.

Jazzreview: What was the recording process like for Turbulence?

Airborne: The recording process usually starts with a composition and arrangement that is written by either Thomas Borino, Thomas Sansone or Greg Borino. The other musicians then add their talent and musical thoughts to the song. No one is ever told what to play. Each musicians input has created the jazz sound that is Airborne.

Jazzreview: How did the song “Drums Of Peace” from Turbulence come together?

Airborne: Thomas Sansone wrote and played that haunting melodic saxophone on this interesting music piece. The chants in ‘Drums Of Peace’ are actually from a few African dialects. The chants proclaim ‘Listen to the drums of peace,’ ‘Awake the peace,’ and ‘Peace of the World.’ Authentic African drums and rhythms beat to the cry of that continent.

Jazzreview: How was the arrangement for the track “Can’t Fight Love” decided?

Airborne: Thomas Borino wrote, arranged and sang on this funky duet with Elizabeth Dellinger. Our R&B roots from childhood come out in this tune. We grew up listening to soul and Motown as well as jazz. The band is blessed with vocal abilities both male and female. This crosses us over to non-jazz lovers, especially in a live venue where a classic R&B tune can put a place on fire.

Jazzreview: How did you meet Lady Elizabeth Dellinger and how did she become a member of Airborne?

Airborne: Elizabeth was a close friend of guitarist Greg Borino. They performed and co-wrote together in various situations for over 15 years. She became an official member during the recording of the Heavy Vibes CD in 2004. But she did perform with the band prior to that CD also. She has brought her wonderful voice and talent of vocal arrangements into the mix of the group.

Jazzreview: Does the band use any music technology for the recordings?

Airborne: In the studio, we use Steinberg products. They are great programs and offer much to enhance the music. All the music on Turbulence is actually played.

Jazzreview: Why did Airborne decide to go with a big band sound for the song “Hillside Swing”?

Airborne: ‘Hillside Swing’ was a challenge and it took a lot of tracks, time and listening. But we are all very happy with the result.

Jazzreview: What are some of the themes of the songs on Turbulence?

Airborne: Our world is overwhelmingly filled with physical, emotional, political and economical distress, disaster, and confusion. That you can say is turbulence. We are not saying that music is a solution. The answers are found in our society, in that awareness and attitudes (which) are very important factors for everyone. The message we want to convey is that we can all make a difference in this world of need. If we try to help, support, and mostly understand. Only then can we find and achieve peace and global unity. I guess the message is love.

Jazzreview: What was the impetus for making Turbulence?

Airborne: Turbulence is one of those projects where everything just lined up and worked. There was a special enthusiasm in each musician. I guess you can say there was no Heavy Vibes in the recording, pun intended. That was our last CD. We recorded and produced this one. I think the compassion we have for this music is ever present in this recording.

Jazzreview: How is Turbulence different from Airborne‘s previous albums?

Airborne: Our first 3 CD’s were mostly instrumental. The Heavy Vibes and Turbulence added our percussionist and vocalist (Elizabeth Dellinger). We do think Turbulence is our best yet. We are very happy with the compositions, arrangements and sound quality, and the message it represents.

Jazzreview: Why does the band gravitate to Island and Latin accents in your music?

Airborne: We are from New Haven, Connecticut, USA, Tri-State Area, urban based. I guess you can call us city dwellers. There is a magic in the city that absorbs many musical art forms. The sounds of the city are cool but hot. Influences of jazz, R&B, Latin, and blues are all around you, capturing your inner emotions. We also have a passion for the music of the Caribbean. When someone asks what kind of music we do, we tell them contemporary jazz with an island passion and urban emotion. Picture the band performing jazz on a street corner shaded by a palm tree.

Jazzreview: When did the band members first come together?

Airborne: The band was formed in 1988. This year 2008, we will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary. WOW!! My, My, My!! When did those years go by! The band has survived all the ups and downs of being musicians. I can honestly say that the years have been very rewarding to us. To live a life of music is a wonderful experience and a precious gift. To continue working with these amazing musicians is an honor.

Jazzreview: What was it like growing up in New Haven, Connecticut?

Airborne: Our hometown of New Haven is very rich in ethic and cultural diversity. Each member is unique and brings these diversities and backgrounds to create the jazz sound. Airborne has been praised as being a living spirit of musical brotherhood.

Jazzreview: What was Airborne’s first rehearsal like?

Airborne: Even in the early years of the band, there was a real commitment to create good jazz music. Many comments of the band were that no one ever stood in the background. Each musician contributed to the sound of the band. An Airborne performance always showcases the talents of all the musicians but still keeps the integrity of the composition. That was always present even in the early years.

Jazzreview: When was Airborne’s first show and what was it like?

Airborne: 1990, in our hometown of New Haven at the legendary Toads Place. We performed with Tower Of Power. The place was jamming and such a funky good time. We were received with such respect and an overwhelming response, FOUR encores!!

Jazzreview: What was the band‘s musical direction in those early days?

Airborne: The jazz band started with both originals and classic R&B tunes. Even from the beginning, the band’s sound has been jazz with Latin and R&B flavor. I think the first tunes we recorded were ‘Rips Café’, ‘No Restrictions’, and ‘Passion’.

Jazzreview: Who came up with the name of the band and why did it fit?

Airborne: Greg Borino came up with the name. Airborne describes something in flight and constant movement.

Jazzreview: What keeps the members motivated to stay in the band?

Airborne: We love the process of each new recording project and release. The intervention of ideas, the collaborations of musicians creating the jazz sound that is Airborne today. Bringing life and love to each new composition. Keeping faith and watching the growth in the band’s material and popularity.

Jazzreview: How have the band members changed over the years?

Airborne: I think over the years, we have developed into better musicians and humanitarians.

Jazzreview: When did everyone in the band begin playing their instruments?

Airborne: Everyone started private lessons on our instruments from age 12 years old and up and all of us have studied music in college.

Jazzreview: Who are some of the musicians or bands that you have made friends with or recorded tracks for?

Airborne: Laco Dezci, Earl Whitaker, Yvette Early, Thomas Mitchell, Chris Geith, Keith Outlaw, etc. We have recorded and produced for artists of many different genres - jazz, R&B, and Gospel.

Jazzreview: Why does the band stay with the indie record label Tilt?

Airborne: I guess the freedom of recording and producing our own CD’s. It is easier to create without restrictions. The music will then become the first priority. We input and decide the marketing ideas. So the right message and the music become one and easier to communicate. We have a vision on how our music is represented. We look for people of humility to be on board to help our career and cause.

Jazzreview: How did the band get involved in the Arts Education Program with the Connecticut Commission of the Arts?

Airborne: We support the Arts. We are on the New England Foundation for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts performing (on their) arts touring rosters. We bring ‘A Century of Jazz’ Arts in Education program into the schools. A demonstration of a variety of jazz forms and styles supported by a historical narration, a musical insight, a question and answer session, and an inspirations workshop. This program instills a positive attitude and direction towards musical and social growth. The no limits approach combined with a structural musical less plan illustrates the value of jazz education in our society.

Jazzreview: What are your thoughts about these music education programs?

Airborne: Jazz education is very vital for our newer generations. Teaching thoughts of imagination, personal expression and self-discipline to help them achieve whatever goals they dream. Emotions soar high in young hearts and jazz music gently provides an enrichment and fulfillment to their wandering passion. Jazz is a true American art form.

Jazzreview: On the band’s myspace site, you posted an email from a fan named Corey Woodard who wrote that he is stationed in Afghanistan and really enjoys jazz music. How did the note make the band feel and is Airborne scheduled to do a USO Tour?

Airborne: That email was an emotional cry for a touch of home by a US service man who loved our music serving in the ‘Forgotten War’ Afghanistan. We shipped a few copies of all our CD’s to the troops. The Turbulence CD has just been released and airplay is just beginning. Our next step is to set up a tour promoting the CD. No USO Tours are planned, but who knows. Our hearts go out to all these men and women in harms way.

Jazzreview: What is your impression of the Internet?

Airborne: We are true internet believers. It makes the world a smaller place. It has helped us promote our music all over the world. The music of Airborne reaches out to everyone in our crazy world. Airborne is multi-cultural and international.