“Times 4 has become one of the finest jazz-funk-soul combos in California.” -San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune
Over 12 years of collaboration and friendship have culminated in Times 4’s unique brand of Urban Jazz. Their joyful musical interplay features driving grooves, captivating melodies and dynamic improvisations that inspire all, from critical audiences to carefree, to tap their feet and feel dance in their bones.
“The quartet often thinks as one. They succeed as both funky dance music and a fine example of the funkier side of jazz.” -All Music Guide
Featuring Lincoln Adler (saxophones), Greg Sankovich (keyboards), Kevin Lofton (bass), and Maurice Miles (drums), the band’s artful and intense musical conversation is steeped in the history of friendship and common roots. Miles and Lofton have been friends and musical collaborators since high school; likewise, Adler and Sankovich continue a musical dialogue that also dates back to their early years.
“Characterized by cohesive improvisation and filled with the spirit of hip-hop rhythms and a groove-based approach, the music surges with a mesmerizing power and charms accordingly.” -AllAboutJazz.com
Times 4 has shared the stage with many esteemed artists including Kem, Anita Baker, Al Jarreau, Bob James and Fourplay, Chris Botti, Dave Koz, Patrice Rushen, Patti Austin, Boney James, Norman Brown and Jonathan Butler. The group has performed at many fine venues, including the JVC Jazz Festival, The Oakland Jazz Festival, Yoshi’s Oakland and S.F., Mountain Winery, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Fillmore Jazz Festival, North Beach Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, and the Boom Boom Room.