Nori is a nu-jazz band featuring Akina Adderley on vocals, Erik Telford on trumpet, Nick Litterski on keys, Aaron Allen on upright bass, and Andy Beaudoin on drums. Festival Peak describes Nori as “a five-person gift from Austin, TX.”
Enriching an aesthetic deeply rooted in American jazz and folk music, the ensemble playfully weaves together a myriad of global inﬂuences giving rise to a seamless synthesis of sound. These musical explorations expertly balance the narrative of the song with wide-open improvisations, echoing the transcendent tones of Nina Simone, Bill Frisell, John Coltrane, and Joni Mitchell.
★ ★ ★ ★
– The Austin Chronicle
“Fusing jazz, folk, pop, and orchestral music, Akina Adderley and company hit all the right notes on their second album.”
– Austin Monthly
"A five-person gift from Austin, TX."
– Festival Peak
★ ★ ★ ★
– UK Vibe
“Nori’s debut full length dissolves divisions and builds bridges between world sounds with seemingly irreconcilable differences. It’s a sonic vision of a harmonious future.”
“Lyrics that are pure poetry.”
“They don’t use their skills to highlight themselves...They practice generous virtuosity.”
– Designing & Neighboring
“World Anew gives notice that the ensemble’s rare genius is for making listeners hang rapturously on every word and gesture sung and played.”
– Jazz da Gama.