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E.S.P. is a tasteful, jazz quartet with a solidly contemporary sound. Their music is accessible, and engaging, while their stage presence is entertaining and fun.
These are true artists who have spent a lifetime studying the masters of jazz composition and improv, then created an exciting and wholly original sound. The members of E.S.P. work as jazz educators, clinicians, studio sidemen, and composers who perform like they know what they are doing.

Bassist Matt Vacanti and Saxophonist Brian Scherer grew up in snow bound Buffalo NY, practicing and learning from local groups like Spyrogyra when they were still only a local Buffalo band. Scherer’s stage presence propels the band forward and creates an electric energy that listeners easily relate to.

Guitarist John Magnante, a practice-aholic, and true guitarist’s guitar player, also composes like he majored in composition, instead of guitar, at G.I.T. in California years ago.

Newest member drummer, Karl Sterling grooves and swings skillfully on the new TIMES UP! CD, bringing urgency to the music with his energetic percussive style.

A combination of traditional jazz feel, great improvisation, fresh grooves and original compositions make E.S.P's sound comparable to world-class groups like the Yellowjackets and Pat Metheny.

E.S.P. is committed to promoting performances at venues through newspapers and radio stations, and using interviews and reviews when they travel.

Brian Scherer - Saxophones and Flutes
John Magnante - Guitar
Matthew Vacanti - Bass
Karl Sterling - Drums

1999 E.S.P.
2002 Well...We're Huge in Europe
2005 Uptown Express
2009 Times Up!

1999 E.S.P. released their first self-titled CD. They were well received in their hometown of Syracuse NY. Newspaper headlines included: "E.S.P. Changing the face of Jazz"

Since then the quartet has released two more records. In 2002 the humorously titled "Well...We're Huge in Europe" CD was released and in 2005, they finished "Uptown Express".

The newest CD, named "Times UP!" will be released on their ten-year anniversary in February 2009.

All of the E.S.P. CDs are available through the website and

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At 9:36am on February 23, 2009, Bev Getz said…
HEY E.S.P! Glad to see you here! Welcome!


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