Aniya
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Webpage: http://www.aniyajazz.com
Location: Bear, DE., USA
Description: Smooth jazz with Latin,neo soul ,hip hop and traditional flavors. Music for the mind and soul
Biography: Delbert Boyer, guitar player for Aniya has been playing for over 20 years. He grew up and performed in the Philadelphia area, including Delaware and New Jersey. Delbert has opened for major acts such as B. B. King, Pieces of a Dream, Houston Person as well as many familiar local artists and bands. Delbert influences include George Benson, Carlos Santana and the late Wes Montgomery and Jimi Hendrix just to name a few. Delbert attended Temple University as a guitar major. He studied with Tom Giagabetti, Ed Flanagan and Larry McKenna. Delbert later moved to San Diego where he was exposed to the Yellow Jackets, Fattburger and Spyro Gyro. Exposure from these groups would be the food that led his career into Smoothjazz
Press Release:
EARBUZZ.COM Review - August 1, 2005

earBuzz Review: Guitarist, Delbert Boyer, plays guitar like a jazz infused Clapton - his approach is soothing - calm - and phrasing is relaxed and easy. Indeed, Boyer's slow hand is just what makes love of music, love of music - there's a caressing happening - and the listener benefits. Boyer has assembled a tremendously gifted five-piece ensemble for the project/band, Aniya. The rhythm section of Nate Jacobs on drums and Tyrone Blanford is one of the best we've heard. Blanford's tasty lines jump out as smooth and ambitious (listen to mp3 clip of 'Second Shift). The long mp3 here, "Spring Fling", is a samba groover that features Boyer in unison with the organic sounds of sax man, Mark Mitchell. Track 5, "In the Moment", is a whisper of a groove - delightful as it opens with guitar/sax answering lines - and then joins a moving bass line that gently stabs you with the behind the beat jab - perfect. The final track, "Anticipation", is a showcase for the upbeat swinging Tonight Show moving grooving late night jazz compositional style. Right? Listen. This is certainly world-class jazz. Boyer's talent shines in his generosity and tempered musical spirit. The CD is magic. EARBUZZ.COM Review - August 1, 2005



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