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Yellowjackets
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  • American jazz-fusion outfit formed in 1981.

    Band members include Russell Ferrante - keyboards, Bob Mintzer - saxophones, Will Kennedy - drums and Dane Alderson - bass. Other contributors since the formation of The Yellowjackets include drummer Peter Erskine and guitarist Robben Ford.

    They released their debut album, "Yellowjackets " in 1981, followed by: "Mirage a Trois " (1983), "Samurai Samba " (1985), "Shades " (1986), "Four Corners " (1987), "Politics " (1988), "The Spin " (1989), "Greenhouse " (1991), "Live Wires " (1992), "Like a River " (1993), "Run for Your Life " (1994), "Dreamland " (1995), "Blue Hats " (1997), "Club Nocturne " (1998), "Mint Jam " (2001), "Time Squared " (2003), "Peace Round: A Christmas Celebration " (2003), "Altered State " (2005), "Twenty-Five " (2006), "Lifecycle " (2008), "Timeline " (2011), "A Rise in the Road " (2013), "Cohearence " (2016), plus 2018's: "Raising Our Voice " (featuring Luciana Souza).

    They won Grammy awards for: "Shades", "Politics", "Timeline" and "Raising Our Voice ".

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