Fusing jazz & hip hop into a trippy musical excursion
Overall is a drummer, rapper and producer. A multi genre “Jazz” artist, who does not look at Jazz as a specific set of rhythms or chord changes, but an approach to the creative process. In 2008 he began his career touring as the drummer for Geri Allen’s trio. He also has recorded and toured with Vijay Iyer, Steve Coleman and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Overall also has a number of hip hop albums out with rapper Kool A.D. under a duo project “Peaceful Solutions.” He has built a following strictly for his work as a rapper which he considers to be an extension of his Jazz canon. Overall’s work can be seen on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert in association with Jon Batiste.
Victor Vazquez (born November 16, 1983), also known by his stage name Kool A.D., is an American musician, rapper, author, and artist. He is from the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Vazquez is best known for being a member of the New York-based rap group Das Racist, though he has also been a member of the bands Boy Crisis and Party Animal. Vazquez has also released his own solo material, including numerous mixtapes. Mother Jones magazine described his work as “a thoughtful effort to deconstruct and rearrange cultural objects in ways that challenge our deepest assumptions”.