If you enjoy music that conjures images of bright and sunny summer days or rhythms that excite every bone in your body, then Real Time is the celebrated new contemporary jazz band that you need to check out. Right away you will love their easy to remember melodies, and upon hearing them play, you'll know this project is the work of some very talented, well versed musicians who are slammin' the contemporary music scene.
Here's what the Music Industry had to say:
" Real Time's funky and melodically tight arrangements and harmonies have a mass appeal without being overly commercialized. " --- Entertainment Media News Services
" The music breathes. It comes alive with vibrant exotic energy. They have the easy knack of writing music with just the right amount of melody, rhythm, harmony and excitement. " --- Firewater Productions
" Dig your music man... It's impressive. " --- Wayne Cline, Jazz Times Magazine
" Led by drummer Bonifacio, Real Time falls squarely in the contemporary electric Jazz catagory pioneered by, among others, the GRP cast of characters. " --- CrabNebula Magazine
Some jazz bands overdo their arrangements with unnecessary technical flash or unclear direction; not Real Time. They say they play "Jazz for the 21st Century." True as this may be, leader Mark Bonifacio,and music director Cay Fatima have collaborated to write music that gives texture to some finely woven compositions. The music of Real Time is exciting, as well as relaxing. The group feels at home in many jazz styles and their live performances show their impulsive improvising skills.
As a New York metro based quartet that has been working steadily in the Tri-State Area, Real Time has a strong, growing following for their relatively short debut. That is proof positive that with the right support team this band has staying power and compositions that will stand the real test of time.