Featuring saxophone, flute, percussion, piano, bass and drums, Niall McGuinness and his New World Jazz Project perform heartfelt original compositions and nouveau arrangements of American standards in styles ranging from Latin, Soul and Afro-jazz to Adult Contemporary, bebop and beyond. Niall and his New World Jazz Project create thoughtful melodies that are simultaneously introspective, communicative and memorable.
Cutting his Latin and jazz teeth in Miami, Florida, Niall had the pleasure of working with such musical titans as Tito Puente and Celia Cruz; the ample use of percussion in his music is a reflection of that influence. Niall's sound on saxophone is immediately identifiable, warm and soulful, and his flute playing is a real crowd-pleaser. Niall has also been fortunate to have many of his compositions placed in major networks, as well as a feature film and advertising.
The New World Jazz Project continues to carry the banner of America’s indigenous and ever-evolving musical art form, and with them comes a new voice and following in the jazz genre.