Press Coverage

Read a vintage Rocksteady Freddie interview with Julio Diaz at Ink 19.

Coming soon: more interviews, articles, and vintage NYSJE press material! Stay tuned.


“ Who’s-who supergroup”

-Village Voice (NYC)

“The New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble is a horn happy bunch of rhythm maniacs.”

-New York Times

“Get This … trundles across the fertile turf shared by Jamaican music, jazz and R+B, swinging from Ellington to E-ticket originals…”

-L.A. Weekly

“The six members of (NYSJE)….prove themselves strong jazz soloists (and) audaciously transform jazz classics like Mingus’ “Haitian Fight Song” and Eddie Harris’ “Freedom Dance” into slyly arranged ska showcases.”

-Boston Phoenix

“ A Dream band for Ska Lovers…”

-Weekly Planet(St. Petersburg,Fl.)

“An impressive grouping of seminal ska musicians who come together for the singular purpose of marrying Blue beat and Be-bop.”

-Long Island Voice

“NYSJE is a Skankin’ Supergroup.”

-Austin Chronicle

“Very pleasurable….the Ensemble convinces you through a bubbling joy of playing.”

-Suddeutsche Zeitung(Munich)