Y the Q?
Formed in 2003 by noted scholar, composer/arranger and keyboardist, Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, MusiQologY plays accessible jazz music infused with the sounds of R&B, funk, soul, Latin, and hip hop. Ramsey, who composes and arranges all of the band's music, stylishly crafts the deep grooves, funky melodies and bluesy harmonies that make MusiQologY's sound so appealing. In live performances, MusiQologY shoots from the hip, electrifying audiences with spiraling improvised solos, and live reinterpretations of jazz standards as well as Ramsey's own original compositions. MusiQologY has performed for sold out audiences at the University of Pennsylvania, the Kimmel Center, and in some of Philadelphia's best known venues such as Zanzibar Blue and Gloria's Seafood House. In the spring of 2004, the band took it's unique sound abroad to South America, touring Uruguay as part of a U.S. Embassy program. MusiQologY's debut album, "Y the Q?" (Ramsey Records) has already enjoyed considerable radio play, and has been met with critical acclaim.