Daniel Gassin formed his Crossover Band in 2016 to perform a new series of compositions. The band’s name evokes the style of the music – midway between modern jazz and more contemporary “straight beat” influences, such as neo soul.
The band’s members fit the style of the music perfectly, with their diverse backgrounds and knowledge of multiple styles related to the jazz idiom. American multi-instrumentalist Josiah Woodson plays guitar in this project, and the rhythm section is composed of Zacharie Abraham (double bass) and Damien Françon (drums).
The band recorded its debut EP in June 2019, featuring US vocal sensation Alita Moses.