Concert Review- Urban Guerilla Orchestra featuring Miles Jaye
BAM R&B Fest Metro Tech Brooklyn
July 21, 2011
The Urban Guerilla Orchestra (UGO) is a prestigious combination of musicians and vocalists who appeared on countless hits for groups such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Boyz II Men, Alicia Keys, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Kool & the Gang, The Roots and countless others.
Tight is the first adjective that comes to mind in describing the large ensemble.
Whether it was Teena Marie or War covers, these virtuoso artists don’t miss a note, and their lead vocalists were “right there,” doing the nearly impossible in making classics their own.
Special guest Miles Jaye joined them to do his ballads and he still has the voice and showmanship to make the ladies swoon.
I was also pleased to see the UGO have the business end of things taken care of as well- CDs, concert videos, T-Shirts were readily available as is the group itself for corporate events, high end weddings and concerts.
Bravo to that rarest of acts who mix art and commerce flawlessly.