SleepiN' With The Lights On
- written about the album -
All the way from Bratislava, Slovakia the power duo Kristin Lash and Jakob Grey have dropped there more recent endeavor that pushes a tidal wave of emotion putting anyone in their feels
Their music is fresh, clear, minimal but at the same time not trivial and reaches straight to the heart of the listener
We both studied at Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory in Prague where we had started performing as a duo at Prague jazz clubs such as JazzDock, Reduta Jazz Club, and many others.
In 2017 we won in the New Faces of Slovak Jazz competition and we were awarded the Discovery of the Year award. Since then we have performed on stages as support of world stars such as Stanley Clarke at Bratislava Jazz Days, Candy Dulfer at Bratislava City Sounds Festival. During the autumn of 2019, we won the Bratislava Jazz Days competition and we supported Dianne Reeves, who chose us as her support at Bratislava City Sounds Festival. In December 2019 we won the Jazz Start-Up contest and released a single SKIES. In March 2020 we were nominated in the Radio_Head Awards poll in the Discovery of the Year 2019 category and we received the Advance Investments Foundation Award.
Our debut album Sleepin` With The Lights On was released on the 7th of July 2020. During the summer we presented the album at many Slovak festivals such as the renowned international festival Viva Musica! or Trnavsky Jazzyk, Zvuk for Štiavnica, Zvuk for Modra. We also performed in Paris, Brussels, and at the renowned jazz festival Jazz à cours et à jardins 2019 in Lyon and we`re invited to play festivals in Athens, Rome, Ascona, and others.