New York City
Real Time is the celebrated new contemporary jazz quintet that performs easy-to-remember original melodies by musicians who perform on the contemporary scene, including drums, saxophone, piano (grand), electric guitar, and electric bass guitar.
“Real Time’s funky and melodically tight arrangements and harmonies have a mass appeal without being overly commercialized.”
—Entertainment Media News Services
“The music breathes. It comes alive with vibrant exotic energy. They have the easy knack of writing music with just the right amount of melody, rhythm, harmony and excitement.”
— Firewater Productions
“Dig your music man… It’s impressive.”
— Wayne Cline, Jazz Times Magazine
“Led by drummer Bonifacio, Real Time falls squarely in the contemporary electric Jazz catagory pioneered by, among others, the GRP cast of characters.”
Refusing to perform unnecessary technical flash or unclear direction, Real Time plays jazz for the 21st Century. Leader Mark Bonifacio and music director Cay Fatima have collaborated to write music that gives texture to some finely woven compositions. The music of Real Time is exciting, and relaxing. The group feels at home in many jazz styles and their live performances show their impulsive improvisational skills.
As a NYC metro based quintet that has been working steadily in the tri-state area, Real Time has a strong following since their relatively short debut – proof positive that this band has staying power and compositions that will stand the real test of time.
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