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From Left to Right: B. Mullen, A. Prawl, C. Stevens, D. Stevens Jr., J. Damiani

About Vertical Current

  Bringing the mass appeal of pop music, the charisma of jazz, the groove of funk, and the soul of gospel, Vertical Current is not your typical ensemble! Since the formation of the band in 2009, “VC” has been busy crafting fresh and exciting original music by harnessing the skill and experience of its members and tapping into the vibrant creative energy of the incredible musical community surrounding them, which has resulted in a unique and powerful sound.
     Individually, the members of Vertical Current have traveled throughout the world, performing and/or recording with a variety of top billed artists, including Earth Wind & Fire, Roberta Flack, The Roots, Michael McDonald, J Cole, Guy, Tye Tribbett and an array of celebrated and award winning artists. As a band, VC has been honored to accompany/share the bill with incredible acts like the Robert Glasper Experiment, Eric Roberson, Jessica Reedy from BET’s Sunday Best, and Cory Henry of Snarky Puppy to name a few. Not surprisingly, their interaction with such amazing artists and composers has further kindled Vertical Current’s passion to create and perform at the highest level.
     The band is excited to share their compositions and dynamic live performance with the world! Following up their eclectic 2011 debut EP “aRe” (produced by Philadelphia hit-maker Donald Robinson), VC’s first full-length project “Bright Side of Midnight” and live studio DVD recording are currently in the final stages of production, and due to be released this year. Vertical Current is poised to take flight, and invites you to join them on their journey!

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“I really dig it!! There are a lot of cuts I can play on my show… Your album seems to have a lot of music that fits exactly what I want my sound to continue to be. Fresh, hip, funky but still jazzy!!” -Nicole Sweeney, Host of The Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK 91.9 fm

“Funky and crisp music that makes your body move and your mind melt, Vertical Current takes old and new and makes it groove…pleasure to master the project.”-Mike Tarsia, Mike Tarsia Recording


“We ARE because He is.” Vertical Current’s latest EP “aRe”- the perfect amalgamation of brass, strings, percussion, and vocals.  Selections from “aRe” are frequently heard on each of my radio shows ranging from Urban Contemporary to Inspirational to COOL JAZZ, as well as in my own personal listening –There’s something to suit all musical needs! – Karen Rogers “K-Ro” of The Vision Radio Show WIFI 1460 and Morning Joy and JOY Night on WIMG 1300


“It’s our dream to travel the world spreading love and hope, and to restore a sense of purity and decency to the music of today.” – Chris Stevens, Founder

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