Mellow Mood and Jah 9 plus Sound System

with Paolo Baldini Dubfiles

Tue May 30

Mellow Mood and Jah 9 plus Sound System

with Paolo Baldini Dubfiles

Doors: 7:00 pm
Start: 8:00 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only
Price:$18-$36

Fronted by twin brothers Jacopo and Lorenzo Garzia, Italian reggae band Mellow Mood was formed in Pordenone in 2005 but officially debuted in 2009 with their first record, entitled “Move!”.

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Genre: Reggae


Ticket Price: $18 advanced / 20 day of show
Table 2 - $36 (Limit is 4 tickets for this section. Table seating for 4)
Table 3 - $36 (Limit is 4 tickets for this section. Table seating for 4)
Table 4 - $36 (Limit is 4 tickets for this section. Table seating for 4)
Opera Box 1 - $36 (Limit is 6 tickets for this section. Plush Seating for 6)
Opera Box 2 - $36 (Limit is 6 tickets for this section. Plush Seating for 6)
Opera Box 3 - $36 (Limit is 6 tickets for this section. Plush Seating for 6)
Opera Box 4 - $36 (Limit is 6 tickets for this section. Plush Seating for 6)


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Mellow Mood

Italian reggae band Mellow Mood was born in Pordenone in 2005 but officially debuted in 2009 with their first record, entitled “Move!”. Produced by Paolo Baldini, who was later to become their sound architect, the album was intended to be their first “Move” on the international reggae scene: totally self-released, it was an unexpected success and the two singles “Only You” and “Dance Inna Babylon” got a total of more than ten million views on YouTube.

Their heartfelt live shows led Rototom Sunsplash to name Mellow Mood best Italian reggae band, ranked third at European level. Two years of intensive touring and artistic growth followed. After a slight line-up change, Mellow Mood went back into the studio with Baldini to record “Well Well Well”, published in May 2012 by Italy’s most important independent label, La Tempesta. Ranging from roots-reggae to rocksteady, to tribal clubbing, “Well Well Well” is intense and elegant, and showcases the progression of Mellow Mood, as they proved to be among the protagonists of a new generation of reggae artists coming from all over the planet. The tour following the album release led the band to 12 European countries, where they performed at the most important festivals like Rototom Sunsplash, Sziget Festival and Sumol Summer Festival.

Over the second half of 2013 the two singles “Dig Dig Dig” and “Extra Love” were released (the latter features reggae legend Tanya Stephens), as a preview of the band’s development. Their latest album, entitled “Twinz” is released in June 2014. It is once again produced by Paolo Baldini, has a streamlined line-up, prestigious international collaborations and couples the rediscovery of roots music with a deeper knowledge of the newest jamaican sounds.

Less than one year later, “Twinz” reveals its twin: “2 The World”, once again published by La Tempesta, bears witness to the creative growth of the band and is enriched by national (Forelock, Andrew I) and Jamaican collaborations (Tanya Stephens, Jah9, Hempress Sativa, Gideon & Selah). The title aims at both underlining the international calling of the band and the work team gravitating around Baldini’s studio, as well as showing how the Italian scene (artists and the general public together) is now ready to find its place on the reggae global landscape.

Jah 9

“Music, if not to give praise unto the Most High, give comfort to the spirit and share truth, would be for vanity, selfish ambition and inevitably amount to naught. So I sing for the King.” – Jah9

Old school blues improvisation, meets hard hitting lyrical prowess, in a rich imaginative blend of vocal clarity and complexity. She sings with a voice that belies the dimensions of her physical body, from a soul much older than its current vessel. Her philosophy is profoundly spiritual, and her style is Jazz on Dub. Her style is Jazz on Dub. She is Janine ‘Jah9’ Cunningham, the third and final addition to the ministry of Reverend and Mrs. Cunningham. Her mission and music are inspired by a resolute reverence, and a determination to inspire and uplift mind and soul.

She spent her childhood in Trelawny, a rural parish on Jamaica’s west coast, rooted in traditional values and a rich cultural heritage. Upon moving with the family to the dog eat dog world of Kingston city life, the innocent writing of a curious youngster transformed into the indignant battle cries of a defiant revolutionary.

Growing up, Jah9 was taught, by example, about Christ as a consciousness, more so than a fearsome man on high who would one day render judgment. Then in University, she not only began her love affair with the heavy basslines and steady drum beats of Dub and Roots music, but also with the teachings of His Majesty. Her evolution was gradual but intensified consistently, resulting in the inevitable surrender of financial security and a “prized” place among Jamaica’s corporate community to the guiding principle of her calling, toward the Kingdom. Now, as a woman, instead of the slaughtered Lamb, the preacher’s daughter hails the Conquering Lion, the Christ with a new name, Haile Selassie I.

Jah9 has refined her craft over decades of singing on every choir available to her. She has also been a staple on Jamaica’s underground poetry and live music scenes. Her vocals resonate with a blend of textures – the emotion of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, with the sharp cutting edge of Sizzla Kalonji, on top of heavy Dub rhythms akin to Augustus Pablo and King Tubby. The resulting signature sound has led to collaborations with platinum selling producer Donovan Bennett of Don Corleon Records, Sheldon Bernard, and living legend Beres Hammond of Harmony House Music.