In 2014, Seattle native Jessie Sawyers embarked on a mission to collaborate with artists around the world and document it in the form of a music video. For 6 months she traveled solo to 11 countries across 6 continents, filming with over 100 dancers and musicians she met along the way. More Info: http://www.MusicOfHumankind.com.
The soundtrack for Music of Humankind is “Apex of a Beautiful Day”, composed by Evan Flory-Barnes and The Teaching.
The Teaching has released a brand-new album, What a Joy. This album contains a full array of musical styles reflecting the nearly 10-years of the band performing together. Featuring more use of vocals and harmonies than any previous release, What a Joy is full of devotion and passion. Listen to it end-to-end and you’re bound to feel uplifted!
Lalo Bello, Adam Kessler, and Jeremy Jones released their new album Spirit of Percussion in April 2015. This is an uninterrupted set of improvised percussion music. Listen for free below, or purchase a physical copy here.
In Oct 2014, Jeremy toured to the Kwajalein Atoll with Eric Fridrich and the Wanderlust for 8 days. Here are videos of drum solos in two different environments: a music venue on Kwajalein, and an upside-down boat on Ebeye.
Jeremy played drumset as the Guest Drummer with the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline for the Denver Broncos @ Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Sept 21st. Blue Thunder’s past Guest Drummers have included Alan White (YES), David Garibaldi (Tower of Power), Mike Derosier (Heart), Steve Smith (Journey) Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), and Matt Chamberlain (Soundgarden).
On Sunday, May 4th, The Teaching celebrated the release of their 4th full-length album Birds in Flight with a Sold-Out concert at The Triple Door in Seattle, WA. The album cover (see below) features original artwork by Matt Hebermehl. This release features lead vocals by the band’s keyboardist Josh Rawlings, 3-part harmonies, and several brand-new compositions including “Birds in Flight”, “Authenticity”, and “Unsheathed Sword”.