The Blueprint Project

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Saxophonist Jared Sims, guitarist Eric Hofbauer and pianist Tyson Rogers, now in their early 30's, first met at Boston's New England Conservatory in 1997 and have since each worked with some of the most respected names in creative improvised music.Together as The Blueprint Project they augment their original compositions and highly developed interaction with older, more established rhythm section players (thus far the list includes Han Bennink, Cecil McBee and Matt Wilson) to create a consciously eclectic and intergenerational ensemble that is constantly reinventing itself.Critics have noted the group's "witty, contemporary sounding improvisation" (James Hale, DownBeat) and "intelligent, incisively crafted compositions" (Andy Hamilton, Jazz Review), and called its music "serious fun" (Julian Cowley, The Wire ), "full of striking rhythms and harmonic ideas" (Ted Kane, and "nothing short of that is a working definition of just how uplifting human creativity can be" (Nic Jones,"They are talented, well educated, thoroughly modern," wrote Village Voice reviewer Tom Hull. "They can do post-bop, post-Monk, post-Ornette; they can play gospel and tango and free. One of the few jazz groups that feels communal."Originally called Pendulabellum when it released its first CD in 1998, The Blueprint Project has since released two more recordings, The Blueprint Project (Creative Nation Music, 2004) and People I Like (Creative Nation Music, 2007).