Josef Leimberg And The Astral Progressions Ensemble

As a part of the 28th Akbank Jazz Festival's program we will be hosting Josef Leimberg And The Astral Progressions Ensemble!

Los Angeles-based musician and producer Josef Leimberg’s deep passion for hip hop started as early as the age of five. This passion blossomed at high school and reached an all-time high at college. After his graduation from Cal Arts, his very next step would be producing. He has recorded with many artists including Erykah Badu, Om'Mas Keith, Chance The Rapper, Robert Glasper, Thundercat, Miguel, Terrace Martin, SZA, Frank Ocean, Xzibit, Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar. When his production business started taking off, he was introduced to Snoop Dog and he produced numerous tracks on Snoop’s platinum albums. He also toured with Robin Thicke for over 10 years consecutively. And finally in 2016, he released his first solo project Astral Progressions, which is a superb blend of jazz, ballads, hip hop and funk. This autumn, he will be in Istanbul, to exhilarate the festival audience with his amazing trumpet! 

Trumpet: Josef Leimberg
Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute: Tracy Wannomae
Guitar: Anand Bennett
Keys: Matthew Little
Drums: William Logan
Bass: Sanjaya Ajaye

Event Program

21:30 Josef Leimberg and the Astral Progressions Ensemble