Individually, the members of Freelance have been making international names for themselves, playing for the likes of Bilal, Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding, and Deva Mahal (daughter of Taj Mahal). Now assembled for a unified musical purpose, they have quickly propelled themselves to “must-see” status in the New York City night life. First meeting back in college, Justin Tyson (drums), D.J. Ginyard (bass), Chad Selph (keys), Yasser Tejeda (guitar), Craig Hill (saxophone), and Smithsoneon (vocals) are seamlessly fusing together the warmth of their vast collective ancestry, equal parts John Coltrane, Rufus, and George Duke.

Photo Credits: Nikki Birch and Deneka Peniston
Song performed by: Smithsoneon, Chad Selph, Justin Tyson
Craig Hill, David Ginyard, Yasser Tejeda
Song written by: Smithsoneon
Engineering by: Tariq Khan and Gregory Carmichael
Videographers: Nikki Birch, Adam Hardman, Yusuke Suzuki, Miranda Di Perno