SHENZI is a multi-genre quintet whose sound is an evolving reaction to elements old and new. Combining jazz roots, hip-hop grooves, soul, and Miami’s latin flare, you come up with something that can’t quite be boxed in. With respect to all these elements, SHENZI’s focus on lyricism and the craft of songwriting is an essential component of their drive to tell a good story.
Formed in 2016 as an experimental ensemble at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, the quintet immediately started catching the attention of fellow students and professors. Within the first year and a half as a band, they have independently booked two tours across the East Coast. The collective aims to connect, challenge, and engage listeners through immersive live performances and recordings that are entirely self-produced and home-grown. SHENZI’s debut EP, “VOL. 1” was released on April 27, 2018.