Generation NeXt Plans to Bring It

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Generation NeXt with Nicholas Cole, Lin Rountree, and Lebron

The Future of Smooth Jazz at the Atlanta Smooht Music Festival

Marietta, GA, July 20, 2016.  It’s not a typo.  The trio is really Generation NeXt.  Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm label mates keyboardist Nicholas Cole, trumpeter Lin Rountree, and saxophonist Lebron Dennis combine talents to form Generation NeXt.  They represent the future of smooth jazz music.  “Trippin “N” Rhythm  wanted to capture the Generation X market.  They wanted to sign artists like us, Generation Xers, who are making inroads in the genre.”  Lin Rountree said.  The younger generation often think of smooth jazz as their parents music.  However, the music is appealing to all generations.

“Most people who experience smooth jazz live for the first time, are surprised by the energy.”  Joe Cleveland, Managing Partner for Jazz Grooves, the presenters of the Atlanta Smooth Music Festival, said.  Between them, they have over ten solo projects.  “When Generation NeXt plays together it’s like four groups in one.  You get Lin, Lebron, Nicholas, and Generation NeXt.”  Cleveland added.  “These guys are super talented, they’re young, and fresh.”

In 2014, they released the Billboard Top 10 single Let It Ride, their first collaborative release.  They are in the studios developing what will be their first full cd as a group. “If Let It Ride is an indicator, this will be another chart topping success.”  Cleveland added.   “This is exciting times in the careers of Cole, Rountree, and Dennis.”

Generation NeXt will perform alongside Warren Hill, Steve Oliver, Chieli Manucci, Jazmin Ghent, and Greg Chambers at the 9th Annual Atlanta Smooth Music Festival, on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.

The Atlanta Smooth Music Festival is an all day smooth jazz experience.  The festival brings international and national recording artists on the smooth jazz circuit who don’t make it to area as often as others.