“Since joining forces as Flavour, multi-saxophonist Bryne Donaldson and keyboardist/arranger Lawrence Ross have been stirring up a lot of grooving, soulful FOOD FOR THOUGHT throughout their home base in the Southwest. Their showcase unique, bold, yet sensual brand of “Nu Jazz” throughout the six track EP, most notably on the some what exotic and infectiously mystical radio hit “Savory”, the kickin’ old school alto jam “JassMental” and the trippy Latin romp through War’s “Low Rider” they have reimagined as “Take a little Trip”. FOOD FOR THOUGHT is the perfect recipe for smooth urban jazz with lots of cool twists! ~ JONATHAN WIDRAN (smoothjazz.com)”
— ~ JONATHAN WIDRAN (smoothjazz.com)
Flavour was created by paring the talents of keyboard engineer and composer Lawrence Ross, with the big sound and delightful tones of saxophonist Bryne Donaldson. Formed in 2010 in Phoenix, AZ, the idea was a small footprint band with a big sound. The combination of Bryne’s old school, gospel influences and Lawrence’s new age sounds is a unique and exciting blend. The group started playing cover tunes in upscale restaurants, resorts and country clubs in the Phoenix area. The popularity of the group increased, and they established a following.
Over the years Flavour developed their own sound and began to put their “Flavour” on the music they played. They started to work on original tunes and mixed them in their set list of cover tunes. The crowds loved the originals, which explains the original song ‘Savory’ reaching #28 on the smooth jazz charts in 2015 with little promotion.
Currently Flavour can be found performing locally in Phoenix area venues. And online you will find Flavour performing live Facebook and YouTube shows. The Sunday Morning Saxophone Devotion is live on Facebook and YouTube at 9am AZ time. The Groove Jazz Happy hour can be viewed on YouTube the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm AZ time.
Flavour publishes targeted marketing ads to a city of interest to build measurable fan interests for shows in that area. As a result, Flavour's social media following is over 10k. This information is very useful for promoters to reach our audience in their city of choice. Here are examples of facebook surveys done in the Phoenix and Dallas metro areas. Consider the comments, likes, shares, and video views.