Under The Lake is everything I love about contemporary jazz... Accessible melodies with a driving rhythm section, buoyant sax solos, commanding keys and gripping guitar. Old Friends, New Grooves offers up the wind in your hair, lane-changing exhilaration I've come to count on from this band!”

Sandy Shore - Founder/SmoothJazz.com Global

Kudos to Under The Lake for making such a listenable album top to bottom…and doing it all under the umbrella of Covid, no less! Fantastic musicianship, melodic compositions that push the envelope just the right amount, and a production quality that makes you want to listen over and over. It’s a well done album indeed. Congrats, guys.”

Dave Koz, Smooth Jazz Star Saxophonist

We Made the 2022 grammy awards ballot

We need votes to receive a nomination - please help spread the word!

We just learned that Under the Lake has been placed on the Official Ballot for the 2022 Grammy Awards by The Recording Academy in the following categories:

- - Best Contemporary Instrumental Album - Under the Lake - ‘Old Friends, New Grooves’
- - Best Traditional R&B Performance - Under the Lake - ‘7AM Flight Home’

Listen on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/old-friends-new-grooves/1563659861  or Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/album/0FoP0lHH5LxS9F7m9kzDPJ

It’s an honor to be placed on the ballot and we need your help to get into the Final Top 5 Nominees. If you are a voting member of the Grammys, we ask for your consideration. Also, if you know someone else who is a voting member in this year’s Grammys, please forward this message and ask for their consideration on our behalf.

If you’re not a voting member, we would still appreciate you spreading the word to everyone you know about this great moment. After all, this has all happened because of your amazing support over the years. Feel free to reach out to everyone you know by Email, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and all other social media sites. Please share this message with as many people as possible!

Thanks so much for all of your help and consideration.

Sincerely,
Jayson, Quintin, Nathan, Richard, and Patrick
Under the Lake

Under The Lake's 2020 album release, Your Horizon Too ranked #43 on Smoothjazz.com's Top 100 Smooth Jazz albums for 2020! 

With 4 popular singles receiving airplay around the globe, the album contains a collection of 10 original tunes along with covers of The SylisticsPeople Make The World Go Round and Steely Dan's Josie. All 12 tracks feature Patrick Yandall on guitar and Quintin Gerard W. on saxes and flutes. Preview all 12 tracks and order your copy now

Find out why Smoothjazz.com lauded Under The Lake as "truly the freewheeling, adventurous West Coast equivalent to Spyro Gyra – infuse their high-octane latest album YOUR HORIZON TOO with a multitude of stylistic excursions built on its grooving Smooth Jazz foundation."

Under The Lake has been called "...effervescent, vivacious, and all-together engaging" by smoothjazz.com, considered "...possibly the next best thing since Spyro Gyra..." by Joe Montague (JazzPolice.com), and called "the most comfortable way to be engrossed in music" by Susan Frances (jazzreview.com). Under The Lake 25 years of credits include five internationally-distributed albums.​ 

"Marrying jazz and funk in that dancing, jubilant manner often associated with the hard-driving, bottom-heavy persona of that musical hybrid, this album guides you through a solidly-structured house of groove with a balanced approach of melody, musicianship, and catchy hooks." (The Smooth Jazz Ride)