GROUNDATION has been one of the world reggae legends for 21 years now. The mythic Californian reggae jazz band reborned last year around its leader HARRISON STAFFORD, who selected the best musicians from Sonoma State University, like himself. This new generation injects its talent, very impressive technically, and its creativity to the original GROUNDATION’s mix of reggae and jazz. Thousands of fans acclaimed this unique experience of GROUNDATION’s sound, that they have appreciated and supported for years.
The album « THE NEXT GENERATION » is the fruit of this new project, released September 2018 by BACO RECORDS. Each new musician brings his influences and it subtly gives some funk, latino and african notes to the album. The groove is mad and HARRISON STAFFORD is still powerful and spiritual! Several world tours met the fans’ expectations, showing performances between improvisation and total control. During its european tour, the band recorded its first live album « THE NEXT GENERATION LIVE » in Italy, released on June the 5th, 2020 ! A next studio album is planned for winter 2022, and the band will come in Europe to present it!