Out of the Box is a contemporary jazz band that was formed in 2007 by bassist Michael Hurt and pianist Larry Gravett. Drummer Gary Nowik completes this trio. Out of the Box is the 2011 Winner of the Downtown Albany Jazz Fest Competition and performed as a seven piece band which included percussionist Pedro Perez, saxaphonist John Savage, guitarist Mike Tremante and vocalist Sha'ron. This configuration was the opening act at the 10th Annual Riverfront Jazz Festival.
All of the band members have been performing in the Capital District for a number of years and bring a uniqueness of sound to the music. Come and see the band because you never know what other musicians will be playing for you. (Photos by Eddie Jackson)